Rockingham County, NC has numerous trails and greenways with options for walking, running, hiking and biking, including trails and walking/running tracks found in our public parks.

The county is currently developing Rockingham County Pathways, a comprehensive plan for trails and greenways.

Our local community college, Rockingham Community College, offers an outdoor skills training program, TRAILS–the first community college program of its kind in the U.S.


Trails & Greenways

Rockingham County has around 20 walking trails and greenways spread throughout the entire area. 

The Smith River Greenway in Eden runs along the serene Smith River and there are trails for both hiking and walking at the Haw River and Mayo River State Parks.

3872_216_PrimaryTrailPhotoPart of America’s National Trails System, the Chinqua-Penn Walking Trail is a 1.7 mile loop set in the beautiful countryside next to the Upper Piedmont Research Station in between Reidsville and Wentworth.  And Reidsville has begun the development of the Reidsville Greenway with its first segment, the Jaycee Park Trail, and has three Downtown Reidsville Walking Routes.

In the Madison, Mayodan and Stoneville area near Belews Lake, the 189-acre Knight Brown Nature Preserve provides nearly three miles of walking trails, handmade benches for resting and taking in scenic beauty, two rippling streams, and picnic tables.

Click here to download a complete list of Rockingham County’s Trails & Greenways.

Biking and Cycling

mayo mtn bike trailThis area is also known for its great cycling terrain for both roadside cycling and mountain biking. With six designated bike routes, one of which includes the 100-mile Rockingham Challenge, the roads here provide varying degrees of difficulty for cyclists of all skill levels. 

We also have two mountain bike trails.  The Mayodan Mountain Bike Trail is 3.5 mile trail located in Farris Memorial Park.  The one-mile Reidsville Mountain Trail is located in Lake Reidsville Park. 

Click here to download a copy of the Rockingham County Bike Routes Map.

 horsegirlStables & Horse Riding Centers

Rockingham County’s recreational amenities also include horse-riding centers and farms. 

These equestrian facilities offer stall rentals, riding lessons, pony clubs for children, and even a zipline.



Chestnut Hill Stables, Reidsville

Flintrock Farm, Reidsville

Graystone Farm, Reidsville

Isley Training Center, Reidsville

Julianne Farms, Reidsville