richmond county trek spots

How it works

When you visit Richmond County to complete your Challenge miles, don’t forget to log your activity on our event page at When you submit your results and log your activity, make sure to add in the comment section that you completed a trail or paddle at a preferred County Trek Spot!! This will make you eligible to win the top spot for Most Adventurous Challenger, given to the individual who travels to the most County Trek Spots across the state!

Let’s get social 

Be sure to tag us on social media when posting pictures from your adventure with the following hashtags: #TRLToutdoorchallenge, #milesforconservation, and #TRLToutdoorsRiCo (use this tag specifically for your Richmond County adventures!)

Paddle trek spot

 Hitchcock creek blue trail

Address: 615 Steele St. Rockingham, NC

GPS Coordinates: Lat- 34.948673 Long-79.771208

For details on paddle routes, click here to see a detailed map of all your options. 

More about the Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail: The 14-mile Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail starts in Rockingham and offers paddlers an opportunity to learn about the area’s unique natural places and history. Diverse floodplain forests, remnants of historic mills, and rare plants and animals all call the creek home.


  Hinson lake

  trail system

Address: 152 Hinson Lake Rd. Rockingham, NC

GPS Coordinates: Lat 34.939104 Long-79.750115 

Other Recreation on Hinson Lake: Disc Golf, Fishing, Hiking, Running, Picnics, Outdoor Recreation

Click here to see a detailed map and learn more about this picturesque Richmond County spot.


biking trek spot

hiking trek spot

sandhills gamelands

Access 1: 615 Steele St. Rockingham (Lat- 34.948673 Long-79.771208)

Access 2: 111 Nicholson Rd. Rockingham (Lat-34.971568 Long-79.745223)

Other Recreation on The Sandhills Gamelands: Hiking, Walking, Running, Fishing, Boating, Hunting

The Sandhills Gamelands is a large nature reserve located in the northeastern sector of Richmond County that offers over 14 miles of hiking trails. Its 60,000-acre preserve is known as one of the best examples of the long-leaf pine habitat in the United States. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the headquarters located on the west side of U.S. Hwy 1 just south of Hoffman for viewing advice.


Richmond County

We are thrilled to partner with the Richmond County Tourism Development Authority as our Host County for this Outdoor Challenge! Click below to learn more about “the heartland Carolinas,” as well as local spots to eat and places to stay!



204 East Innes Street, Suite 280 Salisbury, NC 28144


(704) 647-0302