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Thermal Belt Rail Trail

Main Street, Spindale, NC 28160

Miles of paved or conditioned gravel for bike, walk, hike, run, and equestrian use. Mountain bike or hybrid recommended. Converted rail corridor connecting multiple communities (Spindale, Rutherfordton, Ruth, Gilkey). Paved sections runs from Spindale to Ruth at US 64 and is 6 feet wide. The gravel section runs from US 64 to Gilkey and is 6-8 feet wide. The Town of Forest City has acquired nearly 5 miles of additional trail corridor and there are plans to extend the trail east. Distance: 7.87 miles Surface: Crushed Gravel Trail Use: Bike, Hike, Walk, Run Trial Head 1 101 Main St Spindale, NC 28160 Trail Head 2 Fashion Circle Rutherfordton, NC 28139 Trail Head 3 342 Gilboa Church Road Rutherfordton, NC 28139