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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 (http://www.elkinvalleytrails.org/) and the Friends of the MST (http://www.mountainstoseatrail.org).

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 (https://www.facebook.com/ElkinValleyTrailsAssociationInsaneTerrainRoadRace/), Tour De Vino Cycling (http://yvtdv.com/), Mountain Biking, Yadkin River and Big Elkin Creek Paddling, NC TRAIL DAYS (http://www.nctraildays.com), and other activities related to our mission statement.

Donations are accepted via our main website or by sending a monetary donation in the mail (https://elkinvalleytrails.org/donate-to-evta/).

Direct Volunteer signup and newsletter information may be found here (https://elkinvalleytrails.org/contact/volunteer/).

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 (5+)

Stone Mountain GIVING BACK -2019 National Trails Day® & NC Trail Days Event

RAIN OR SHINE - It's On! Our second year of celebrating National Trails Day® and the first inaugural NC Trail Days by doing some trail work on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail within Stone Mountain State Park. WE WILL BE FINISHING NEW TRAIL! Finishing up new trail by removing roots, finishing tread/slope, and other tasks. This finalizes taking the MST off road and onto trail within the park. What a celebratory feat! Come join us! ** 8:15 AM CHECK-IN ** at the Stone Mountain State Park Visitor Center. Via vehicles, we'll travel to the actual work spot. There will be something for all ages. Bring any tools you may have, extra trash bags, water, gloves, bug repellent, sunscreen....and so on. (definitely hydrate/bring water- humidity may be a factor) ***Please sign up here for this specific event location- this will allow us to anticipate the number of volunteers- and have enough team leads and tools. The 2019 National Trails Day® by the American Hiking Society National Event Page/Information, including taking the pledge: https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/ Take The Pledge & Be Counted! NC Trail Days festival - https://nctraildays.com Stone Mountain State Park: https://www.ncparks.gov/stone-mountain-state-park Mountains to Sea Trail Info: https://mountainstoseatrail.org/ Elkin Valley Trails Association - www.elkinvalleytrails.org EVTA Facebook: www.facebook.com/ElkinValleyTrails/

Trail Days-Yadkin River Cleanup

Ronda Yadkin River Access

Join Yadkin Riverkeeper (YRK), the Elkin Valley Trails Association and other volunteers to remove garbage and debris while paddling down the Yadkin from Ronda to Crater Park (6.8 miles) in Elkin. Registration is recommended for this event. YRK will provide a limited number of boats to volunteers that need them, but we are encouraging volunteers to BYOBoat. Paddlers will drop off boats in Ronda between 11 - 12pm. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and lunch. https://www.yadkinriverkeeper.org/events/2019/5/31/river-cleanup-and-paddle-with-yadkin-riverkeeper

FIRST THURSDAY of the Month - Trail Titans Workday

*Meet at the McDonald's of Elkin @ 8:30AM. Work location subject to change- (this will be updated as the work day gets closer)

FIRST THURSDAY of the Month - Trail Titans Workday

*Meet at the McDonald's of Elkin @ 8:30AM. Work location subject to change- (this will be updated as the work day gets closer)

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