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About

The Coalition

Fort Macon State Park | Carteret County

Great Trails State Coalition

Who We Are

A broad-based group of diverse organizations, agencies and supporters advocating for increased state investment in all types of trails statewide – hiking, paddle, mountain bike, equestrian, paved.

The Vision

North Carolina is the Great Trails State, where each of our 100 counties enjoys the proven benefits of trails, including health, safety, economic development, tourism, transportation, and environment.

The Next Steps for North Carolina

The Great Trails State Coalition recommends building upon NC’s trail legacy by investing in and expanding our current trail systems:

1. Establish the Great Trails State Fund

Establish the Great Trails State Fund with funding for all kinds of trails, including natural surface and paved greenways

$50M one time funding

2. Launch Trails Caucus in 2023

Establish a Trails Caucus to leading political efforts to develop opportunities for all kinds of trails.

North Carolina has big plans for trails. See the growing list of investment ready projects across the State.

Bicentennial Greenway
Greensboro, NC

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