See You on the E & A Rail Trail…NOW OPEN!

EVTA and the Town of Elkin are happy to welcome you to take a walk or bike on a new segment
of the E & A Rail Trail/Stone Mountain Trail, and invite you to linger awhile on
our new pedestrian foot bridge across the Elkin Creek! Thanks to generous donations
of time, money, labor and excitement we can now get to the other side of the creek
and onward towards our goal of Stone Mountain. This segment of trail is about a
mile long (starting from the Municipal Park in Elkin) at this time in its development.
You can enjoy a beautiful walk along the Elkin Creek and will discover some of Elkin’s
treasures that you might not have seen before. EVTA is an affiliate member of NC Rail-Trails, Inc. (, and the E & A Rail Trail is on the rail bed of the historic Elkin & Alleghany railroad. We will soon be installing interactive interpretive signs along the trail that allow you to learn about the history of the railroad and its importance to Elkin’s history.

The next step in trail development is another pedestrian footbridge similar to the
current one where the trail now ends. EVTA is submitting grants that could help with the design
and construction of this two-year bridge project. In the meantime, a single-track
mountain bike/hiking trail is in development that will connect with the main trail.
Stay tuned as we announce new projects and open sections of horse trail this year
in the Wells Knob area of Wilkes County. We’ll also keep you posted about trail
workdays and other events!

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