W. Kerr Scott Reservoir to Lenoir

There are 3 planning sections in the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir to Lenoir study area:

W. Kerr Scott Reservoir Visitor Center to Tom Dula Rd

  • Key Connections: W. Kerr Scott Reservoir Visitor Center and OVNHT Trailhead, W. Kerr Scott reservoir mountain bike trail system, Bandit’s Roost Park, Keowee Park, Warrior Creek Campground, Blood Creek Overlook, Mountain View Overlook, Marley Ford Canoe Launch, West Yadkin Trail & Canoe Access
  • Key Corridors: Kerr Scott Reservoir US Army Corp of Engineers land and parks, NC-268, Yadkin River

Tom Dula Rd to US Hwy 321

  • Key Connections: Ferguson, Yadkin Valley, Fort Defiance, Yadkin Valley Community Park, Patterson School & Sculpture Garden, Happy Valley, Happy Valley Greenway
  • Key Corridors: Yadkin River, Tom Dula Road, US Hwy 268

US HWY 321 to Blair Fork Trailhead

  • Key Connections: Warrior/Warrior Gap, Blair Fork Trailhead
  • Key Corridors: US Hwy 321, NC-90, Valway Road

The following organizations are assisting with the planning process:

The Overmountain Victory North Carolina State Trail Friends, Overmountain Victory Trail Association, Carolina Land and Lakes RC&D, Blue Ridge RC&D, National Park Service, and local governments and non-profits have come together to develop a plan for the Overmountain Victory National Historic and State Trail that will connect W. Kerr Scott Reservoir to Lenoir, North Carolina. The trail will utilize existing mountain bike trails on US Army Corp of Engineer lands around W. Kerr Scott Reservoir, highlight the beauty of the rural countryside bordering the Yadkin River, connect to existing greenway in Happy Valley, and will ultimately connect trail goers to commercial areas in northern Lenoir.

Morganton to Rutherfordton section map