Making Greenways Happen 

In Buncombe County

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Here are over 14 miles of street and trail maps for 12 greenways serving walkers, bikers and more in Buncombe County.

in progress

Status on greenways currently under development with funding, impact studies, engineering and construction status.


An overview of past, present and future greenway development shown in this map across all of Buncombe County.


It all starts with you. Together we can help to increase awareness in what we see as a quality-of-life mission in Asheville.

It’s An Amazing
Time For Greenways

Our ever-expanding Greenways system is adding needed connections with each project completion. And there’s always more in the planning stages. Follow our narrator, Lisa Raleigh, as she guides us through everything new and beautiful happening on the Greenways.

Our Mission

Our mission is to encourage and support the implementation of the Greenways and Trails Master Plan and the construction of greenways throughout Buncombe County through public awareness, community education and fundraising activities. Advocating cooperation between non-profits, local governments and businesses will help ensure our mission’s success.

Our Vision

Our vision is Buncombe County unified by a connected system of multi-use greenways throughout our scenic mountains and vibrant towns. We are a culturally rich community that values health, recreation and quality of life. These pedestrian and bicycle transportation corridors will also encourage visitors to discover our area’s beauty and local businesses to prosper from connections made along the Buncombe Greenways system.

Connect Buncombe Key Accomplishments

Provided funds to Buncombe County, City of Asheville, Black Mountain, and Woodfin for feasibility studies and greenway planning. These have been for matching funds for state and federal grants or for direct project funding.

Provided funds to other greenway organizations—Connect Enka, Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway, Friends of Reems Creek Greenway, RiverLink —for greenway planning and outreach activities.

Raised funds with partners through annual campaigns, events, and charity-of-the-month programs.

Created awareness of current and planned greenways by placing detailed maps at trailheads and greenway trivia questions along the new Wilma Dykeman Greenway.

Successfully advocated for establishing a Buncombe County Greenways, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Developed relationships with important partners in Buncombe County government, Dogwood Health Trust and WNC Farmers Market.

From the Blog

Greenways in the News

Public Input Meeting for Buncombe County Parks and Recreation Come and provide input as to what you want Buncombe County to prioritize. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 1 at the East Asheville Library at 5 pm, and the second one will be held on...

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