Parks & Recreation

Onslow County is provides many Parks and Recreation opportunties.   Visitors and residentes enjoy beautiful natural environments and recreational activities.  Visit our parks, beaches, running trails and walkways.


Richlands Loop Bike Route


 

The Richlands Loop Bicycle Route is marked by green and white bike route signs placed along the route.  The 50 mile loop passes through rural south-eastern North Carolina and the headwaters of the New River.  The route passes farms, small crossroads towns, and pine forests common to the pocosins and swamps of the coastal plain of North Carolina.  The terrain is level and all roads are paved and in good condition.  The best times for enjoying the Richlands Loop Bicycle Route are spring and fall when temperatures are cooler and weather conditions are more moderate.  Winter weather tends to be unpredictable and summers in Onslow County can be extremely hot and humid. 

A shorter loop of 20 miles is shown on the map.  The route leaves the longer Richlands Loop south of Gregory Crossroads and rejoins it at Catherine Lake.  So, whether you bicycle the entire Richlands Loop, or join us for a shorter ride, we hope you have a safe and enjoyable trip. Download or print a map here:  http://www.onslowcountync.gov/assets/22164.jpg?langType=1033

 

Bicycle Routes made possible through the Bicycle Program of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, PO Box 25201, Raleigh, NC 27611.

Richlands

Phone:(910)347-5332
Email:carol_trott@onslowcountync.gov
Website:www.onslowcountync.gov/Parks/

The Richlands Loop Bicycle Route is a 50 mile loop which passes through rural south-eastern North Carolina and the headwaters of the New River. See farms, small crossroads towns, and pine forests on this level terrain, paved-road route.

 

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