Category: Supporters

People who support the trails by membership on the Steering Committee or members of the EVTA mailing list.

NC’s Newest Waterfall

Sometimes EVTA’s trail projects are like a slow blooming flower. We get excited when the bud first appears and can’t wait until it blooms. So it is with the Carter Falls project. The bud hasn’t yet opened, but we can see the first hints…

Insane Terrain 5k 2017

Don’t forget to sign up for the Insane Terrain, a 5K race and EVTA fundraiser on Saturday, September 23rd before the Pumpkin Festival. Race participation gets you into the Big Elkin BrewFest later in the day! The EVTA 5th Annual Insane Terrain 5k starts…

MST in a Day

On September 9, 2017, people all across North Carolina will join together to hike legs along the entire length of the MST to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Howard N. Lee’s speech proposing what became the NC Mountains to Sea Trail. We will be…

Enjoy Some Great Trail Photography

Enjoy Before and After photos of the Elkin and Alleghany Rail Trail.  Photography by Keith Hall Photography of Elkin NC.

Upcoming Events

National Trail Day Workday June 1 & 2 at Stone Mountain State Park. Meet at 8 am – Friday, Saturday, or both. There’s still a lot of work to be done, and you can help make a difference. Check our Facebook page for updates  

Maintenance Volunteers

As we continue to grow our trails, we need to maintain them.   We need volunteers to: Spearhead a section for trimming/mowing/weeding. Walk a section quarterly, and as needed such as after a major storm. Report major issues for team help. Fix minor issues…

Keep Our Trails Litter Free

Our area trails are a great place to jog, walk, push a stroller, happen upon long-time friends and more. Invite your friends and pets on a leash to join you. We are happy to say that trash is infrequently seen along on the trail….

Farm to Feet Introduces the Elkin Valley Sock

Be sure to get your pair.  Look for long-time EVTA Board members Denise Lyon on the women’s packaging and Bill Blackley on the men’s.  Available at local outdoor stores, REI, Great Outdoor Provision Company and more. 100% American made. Thanks to Mt. Airy’s Farm…

Elkin Creek Mountain Bike Course

Elkin Creek Mountain Bike Course is now open! Access is from the E&A Rail Trail/MST (the main trail running north of Elkin Municipal Park). Please be courteous…all users yield to mountain bikers! Please follow usage instructions on the trail.  We’ll announce a Grand Opening…

A truly Grand Opening of our new bridge

Sunday October 2, EVTA celebrated the official opening of our new 178-foot bridge.  We were blessed by a beautiful fall day with lots of dignitaries, trail workers, and guests.  This bridge was a labor of love and hard work.  Our Facebook page has the…

Carter Falls a Park? It Could Happen.

Carter Falls is located on 50 acres of private land near Elkin. EVTA is working to make this special place into a park.   See the full story.

New Site Feature Added

A form has been added to allow anyone to report an issue or concern with the EVTA trail network.  Citizens are also encouraged to provide  suggestions for improvements.  Look under the Trails tab at the top of the page – Report an Issue