The Beautiful Bridge Hike In North Carolina That Will Completely Mesmerize You

Not all hikes are found out in remote areas in the wilderness. Some, like this one, are a little closer to civilization. Or, in the case of the rail trail in Shelby, it’s right on the edge of town. We’re calling this the “bridge hike” not because you’ll be crossing a bazillion bridges… No, the concept is much more unique than that. Take a look at Shelby’s Twin Trestle Trail (a.k.a. First Broad River Trail) and see how special it is!

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The physical address for the trailhead is 940 West Grover Street, Shelby, NC. The trail is open year-round from dawn to dusk, admission is free and leashed dogs are allowed. Get more information from the City of Shelby website here.