The Historic Jefferson Turnpike TRACK Trail is located at the end of 13th Street in North Wilkesboro. Upon arrival you’ll notice a beautiful dam to your left, as the scenic trail begins. As you walk along the Reddies River, a 1.33 mile hike, you’ll immediately be interacting with nature and history.
The trail was once the exact location of the Giant Lumber Company Log Flume. Prior to being destroyed in the 1916 flood, the flume would carry water and allowed lumber to float from Vannoy Road (Millers Creek) to North Wilkesboro. Now, this land is used as a trail, part of the Yadkin Greenway. Take some time to identify trees, flowers, and even imagine the old log flume up above your head!
Adventures for Jefferson Turnpike
Nature's Hide & SeekDifficulty:
Birds of the RiverDifficulty:
Jefferson Turnpike: The Need for TreesDifficulty:
The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.