October Trail Series

October is the perfect time of year to hit the trail!

Enjoy a hike, walk, or run with your YMCA family and friends. Each Thursday throughout October the Stowe Family YMCA will lead a group hike at 11 am. You can either meet at the trailhead or meet on the front sidewalk at the Stowe Family YMCA by 10:40 am to ride the bus. 

Check out the dates and locations below!

Sign up to participate either online or at the YMCA front desk. Please let us know at that time if you will be riding the bus. These hikes are free! All hikes are weather permitting. 

  • October 4th  Tuckaseege Park, Mt. Holly
    • Difficulty – Easy
    • This is a scenic .7 mile walking trail. The trail takes you past the dog park, and onto an overlook of the storm water wetland.
    • Address – 165 Broome St, Mt Holly, NC 28120
  • October 11th South Fork Trail, McAdenville
    • Difficulty – Medium
    • This 2 mile out and back trail makes you feel like you are in the middle of no where rather than just off I-85. 
    • This trail is part of the Carolina Thread Trail.
    • Address – 119 Willow Drive, McAdenville, NC 28101
  • October 18th Sytz Trail System, Gastonia
    • Difficulty – Multiple trail options. Level from easy to difficult
    • Enjoy this newly opened earthen trail. Wide enough for two + adults to walk/run side by side.  
    • Address – Warlick FamilyYMCA 2221 Robinwood Road Gastonia, NC 28054
  • October 25th Goat Island Greenway, Cramerton
    • Difficulty – Easy
    • This trail features .7 miles of paved surface trail, including two pedestrian bridges that go over two sections of the South Fork Catawba River onto Goat Island Park.
    • This greenway is part of the Carolina Thread Trail.
    • Address – 142 8th Avenue, Cramerton, NC 28032 
Contact Josey Messer with questions at jmesser@gastonymca.org or 704.822.9622.