What we’re about
This Meetup is for anyone with an interest in Segment 6 of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, Elkin Valley Trails Association, and our network of trails within the Elkin Valley. It is sponsored by the Elkin Valley Trails Association and the Friends of the MST.
Anyone interested in this segment is encouraged to join at no cost.
We will post all events here - if you want to be in the know.... join to keep up with the latest happenings....
Events such as, Volunteer Opportunities, Hiking, Trail Building, Trail Maintenance, special events such as Trails Boogie, Insane Terrain 5K and 25K Trail Race, Tour De Vino Cycling, Mountain Biking, Yadkin River and Big Elkin Creek Paddling, NC TRAIL DAYS, and other activities related to our mission statement.
Donations are accepted via our main website or by sending a monetary donation in the mail.
Direct Volunteer signup and newsletter information may be found here.
The mission of the non-profit Elkin Valley Trails Association (EVTA) is to increase the quality of life in the Elkin Valley by building and promoting a network of trails and greenways. These trails and greenways will provide educational opportunities, preserve our area history, promote health, wellness and a healthy lifestyle, provide economic opportunities, provide a unique birding opportunity, and offer organized hikes for visitors and residents of the area.
Elkin is located in the heart of the beautiful Yadkin Valley wine growing region and is in a unique location to be a hub for local trails. We are in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, less than half an hour from Stone Mountain State Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We are at the confluence of the Overmountain Victory Trail, the Yadkin River Trail Blueway, and the beginnings of our big project, the E&A Rail-Trail, which will ultimately be the Mountains-to-Sea Trail between Stone Mountain State Park and Elkin/Jonesville and Pilot Mountain State Park. We love the trails in the Elkin Valley, and will become known as a “Trail Town.”
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- EVTA TRIPLE T's: 3rd SATURDAY of each month (save the date)Needs location
Save the date- 3rd Saturday of each month, the EVTA Triple T's meet for Trail building, Trail maintenance, and Trail Fun.
Part of the Elkin Valley Trails Association's Volunteer Network
Summer time (heat)- we will meet earlier in the day.
Winter (cold) - we will meet later in the day.
So the time will be updated as the event gets closer.
Location to be decided on the week of each event.
Signing up for this specific event, will automatically send out any updates to you.
If you want notices, you need to RSVP to each specific event.
*Pending Weather & Schedule Conflicts
Proper Trail maintenance/building attire recommended.
Hydrate- bring water/electrolytes
You can also check Facebook- the week of. www.facebook.com/elkinvalleytrails
Open to all ages - some tasks/specific events will require specific skills/age. Sign up and decide once the week/notification arrives :)
- Naturalist WalkElkin Recreation Center, Elkin, NC
For spring we have 3 guided naturalist's hikes on the fourth Saturday of February, March and April. Nature provides us new fauna and flowers each month!
With each hike we will watch nature reveal herself.
Meet at the Elkin Rec center parking lot.