The Ecusta Trail, when complete, will be a 19.4 mile, multi-use greenway along an unused railway corridor ('rail-trail') connecting Hendersonville and Brevard. This 'linear park' will beckon people of all ages and abilities to reach destinations by walking, running, biking and wheelchair. The rail line meanders through fields and forests, beside streams, pastures and country churches, offering a picture-book walk through a life nurtured and cradled in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Our dream is to convert this abandoned rail line into a "new cultural main street" connecting communities, promoting health, enriching the quality of life and the economy for everyone. In time, we envision the Ecusta Trail becoming the premier destination greenway in the Southeast.

Make the Dream Real

Friends of the Ecusta Trail have partnered with Conserving Carolina to begin a $6.5 million dollar capital campaign to begin the contruction of the trail.  To learn more and find out ways you can help, CLICK HERE.