Brunswick County Trail Plan
Are you interested in biking, walking, kayaking, wildlife, or preserving our natural resources? Brunswick County has coordinated a county-wide trail plan. This important project identifies routes for walking, biking, and paddling that exist today and proposes new routes to better link communities throughout Brunswick County together. It creates a comprehensive network of walking trails, bike routes, and paddle trails while preserving Brunswick County’s many natural resources, and acting as a catalyst to promote healthy communities throughout Brunswick County. The Brunswick County Trail Plan was approved by the Brunswick County Board of Commissions in March 2017 and then by many of the Municipalities located in Brunswick County.The Brunswick County Trail Plan consist of the two maps.
Brunswick County Existing Trail Plan Map
The Brunswick County Existing Trail Plan Map shows where trails are located for walking, biking, and paddling within Brunswick County. This map acts as a promotional tool for Brunswick County. Full-color copies that are outdoor friendly are also available. Contact the Brunswick County Planning Department for more information.
Trails on this map are designated routes for travel, typically along a roadway. Please be aware that the trail routes depicted on roadways require cyclists to share the road with vehicles. Many roadways experience high vehicular traffic volumes. Inexperienced cyclists will not be easily accommodated on these on-road bike routes. Trail routes on neighborhood streets (primarily shown on Town insets on reverse side of map) can be used for a safer experience. Users are strongly urged to plan your trip accordingly to ensure that your travel route is consistent with your biking skill level and experience.
Off-road greenway style and pedestrian friendly facilities are limited to the Brunswick Forest Multi-Use Trail, the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville, and the Carroll Street Bike Trail and are labeled on the map. Parklands and Preserves that have off-road facilities for walking and biking are identified on the map and in the legend with corresponding Letters A through T. Pedestrian users should utilize these off-road facilities.
Brunswick County Proposed Trail Plan Map
The Brunswick County Proposed Trail Plan Map is a conceptual map that outlines where trails are desired. This map denotes existing trails and future trails for conceptual purposes only. Future trails are not funded at this time. Exact locations, layouts and the routing of all trails and access sites will be designed and built on a case-by case basis and are subject to changes based upon funding availability, on-the-ground surveys, agreements with private land owners, as well as local, state, and federal requirements and approvals.
Off-road trail facilities with a hard surface are desired and encouraged for all trail routes including moving existing on-road trails to off-road facilities. The use of on-road bike lanes and natural surfaces are viable alternatives when off road facilities and/or hard surfaces are not feasible. Additional trail heads and rest stops for bikes and pedestrians encouraged throughout the network. Native plantings and wide corridors are encouraged along the entire trail network especially in Conservation Focus Areas to promote conservation of wildlife and natural resources. Additional water access sites and options for camping along paddle trails are also desired and encouraged.
View the Proposed Trail Map