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Support Our Trails!

Elkin is located in the heart of the beautiful Yadkin wine growing region and is in a unique location to be a hub for local trails. We are in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, less than half an hour from Stone Mountain State Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We are at the confluence of the Overmountain Victory Trail, the Yadkin River Trail Blueway, and the beginnings of our big project, the E&A Rail-Trail, which will ultimately be the Mountains-to-Sea Trail between Stone Mountain State Park and Elkin/Jonesville and Pilot Mountain State Park. We have easy, moderate, and intermediate trails in our area. We love the trails in Elkin, and we are known as a “Trail Town.”

FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA: A Visionary Effort to Create a Statewide Trail

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Elkin Mountain Bike Trail

Iron Falls Mountain

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For more river maps and access points on the Yadkin River:

Visit the Yadkin River Keeper

Surry County - Four Rivers Map
Ararat, Fisher, Mitchell & Yadkin
- 100 miles of canoe/kayak streams
- Over 500 miles of official bike routes
- 36 miles of stocked trout waters
For full brochure, please click the PDF below.


North Carolina River Riders

Ronda, NC

Perfect for beginners and the accomplished veteran as well. We are a full-service River Outfitter providing Kayaks and Canoes. 2, 4, and six-hour paddle trips on the Yadkin River.

Yadkin River Adventures

Rockford, NC

Perfect for beginners and the accomplished veteran as well. We are a full-service River Outfitter providing Kayaks and Canoes. 2, 4, and six-hour paddle trips on the Yadkin River.



The Elkin Municipal Park is a 25 acre multi-function recreation space that includes lighted tennis courts, scenic walking track, children's playground, swimming pool, athletic fields, nature trail, picnic shelters, and band shell.  It is a bustling park that plays host to countless athletic contests, private functions, and special events throughout the year.


Chatham Park, located across from the old Vaughan Bassett furniture factory, features two baseball/softball fields and several multi-use/soccer fields.  It is home to the Elkin Middle School Baseball and Softball teams and hosts many youth baseball, softball, and soccer practices and games.  

Restrooms and picnic shelter nearby. Elkin Recreation & Parks Department leagues and games have precedence over rentals and tournaments.

Crater Park

Located along the Yadkin River, Crater park features a baseball/softball field, multi-use fields, river access with boat ramp, restrooms, and primitive camping.  It is the home field for Elkin High School softball and serves as the practice facility for Jr. Elks Youth Football.  


Primitive Camping: Campers should call ahead to Elkin Recreation and Parks (336.794.6478) to insure that bathroom facilities are unlocked.   

Carter Falls

Hidden from the public until 2018, Carter Falls is now available for everyone to view thanks to a public-private partnership. Carter Falls is accessible by a 0.5-mile trail (one way) from a parking area on Pleasant Ridge Road near Byrd's Branch Campground.

Click here for more information.


The massive granite dome at Stone Mountain State Park keeps watch on park visitors enjoying nearly every type of outdoor activity – camping, hiking, climbing, fishing, picnicking, horseback riding and more. There are more than 18 miles of trails, matched by more than 20 miles of designated trout waters in this park that spreads below the Blue Ridge Parkway. A campground offers 90 sites, some with utility hookups, and group and backpacking campsites are nearby. Rock climbing is allowed by permit on the towering, 600-foot granite face of the landmark mountain, and climbers look down on Hutchinson Homestead, a restored mid-19th century mountain farm. Expansive picnic grounds with shelters invite reunions and community gatherings.

Pilot Mountain State Park is a popular destination for canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, picnicking, and rock climbing. The two-mile portion of the Yadkin River that flows through the park is one of the most scenic stretches along the river's course. The segment is part of the 165-mile Yadkin River Canoe Trail which follows the course of the river, passing through five reservoirs to the confluence of the Yadkin and Uwharrie rivers. Canoe rentals are not available at the park.

Exit at Milepost 229 - travel South on HWY 21. Visit over 6 wineries of the Yadkin Valley on your way to Elkin; Lodging, restaurants and more! 



The Ellis Maples designed Cedarbrook Country Club is located moments from the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in the quaint town of Elkin, NC. At Cedarbrook Country Club our objective every day is to create an atmosphere conducive to building long lasting relationships among our members.

Other Golf Courses in the Area
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