Burke River Trail

Connecting Communities for economic development opportunities and exceptional quality of life.

The developing 20-mile hiking and biking trail will be a mix of natural surface, crushed cinder and paved as it wanders along the river banks and into eastern Burke County, NC downtowns of
Drexel, Valdese, Rutherford College, Connelly Springs, Rhodhiss, Long View and Hildebran.

Completed 2-mile section in Valdese


Glen Alpine will be a part of the Fonta Flora State Trail.