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Welcome to the East Coast Greenway in North Carolina

The Wilmington Riverwalk

From big cities to towns – through rolling hills of pine, oak, and hickory forests, farmlands, and cypress swamps to the coastal beaches – the East Coast Greenway is an excellent way to see the natural and cultural variety of central and eastern North Carolina!

In North Carolina, the current spine route of the East Coast Greenway passes through the Triangle cities of Durham and Raleigh, touches the Sandhills, and enters Fayetteville. It then runs across the Coastal plain along the Cape Fear River and explores the port city of Wilmington.

In addition to this main route, the Historic Coastal Route extends south from Virginia on the Dismal Swamp Canal Trail and follows the North Carolina coast more closely, linking Greenville and Jacksonville before heading into Wilmington to join the spine route.

Trail Status and Plans
North Carolina Partners and Supporters
More information on trails and greenways in North Carolina

Trail Status & Plans

25% of North Carolina’s 372-mile spine route is currently on greenway trails. The Triangle section of the route is 94% complete for 72 miles, including the extensive American Tobacco Trail and Neuse River Greenway. The NC Committee is working hard to improve the on-road route through bike lanes, sharrows and other amenities, and is collaborating with state agencies and organizations to move the trail forward as quickly as possible. To learn more about the trail progress and activities in North Carolina, visit the NC Committee page.


ECG Maps and Cue Sheets

Download the ECG North Carolina Map here.

The ECG Trip Planner allows you to generate customized point-to-point cue sheets for your ECG trip, with accompanying maps and elevation profiles, or to export your route as a GPX file to load onto your Garmin or other GPS device.

Partners and Supporters in North Carolina

The ECGA is proud to be working with many great partners to bring the project to completion in the state of North Carolina. Partners include but are not limited to:

North Carolina Mile Sponsors – thank you for your support! Your inscriptions are listed on our website. Find out more about the Mile Sponsor Program.

More information on biking, trails, and greenways in North Carolina

NC Office of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation:

Download a map of the East Coast Greenway through North Carolina

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