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169 mi 272 km of trail 8 Runs

Easy Trails 112 Trails Intermediate Trails 33 Trails Hard Trails 6 Trails

Food & Drink

U.S. National White Water Center (WWC / Carolina Thread):
After a nice run, relax on-site with a large selection of craft drafts and good food at the River's Edge while taking in the kayakers and zip liners doing their thing.

Cramerton ( Poston Park, WWC / Carolina Thread, and Rocky Branch):
South Fork Deli 119 Center Street - amazing beer selection- cheap too. Even better food- also really inexpensive for the quality.

Charlotte ( Sherman Branch ):
Jakes Good Eats 12721 Albemarle Rd - very good food - surprisingly upscale.

Charlotte (Back Yard Trail (BYT)):
The Roasting Company 1521 Montfort Dr -great Southern food and draft local craft beers ... tasty and very affordable.

Plenty of good Breweries and food trucks near Uptown Charlotte in hip Southend and NoDa neighborhoods with many restaurants nearby (like Cabo Fish Taco in NoDa!).

Runs in Charlotte - 8

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Favorite Mountain Island Park Trail
Intermediate

Mountain Island Park Trail

3.3 mi 5.2 km • Out and Back • 61 ft Ascent 18.72 m Ascent

(2) Mount H…, NC
Favorite Sunset on the trail.
Intermediate

Seven Oaks Preserve Trail

4.9 mi 8.0 km • Out and Back • 177 ft Ascent 54.04 m Ascent

(5) Belmont, NC
Favorite Carolina Thread Trail assurance marker along South Fork Trail
Easy/Intermediate

South Fork Trail

4.2 mi 6.8 km • Out and Back • 65 ft Ascent 19.8 m Ascent

(5) Lowell, NC
Favorite Trail
Easy/Intermediate

McDowell Park Loop A

3.2 mi 5.1 km • Loop • 334 ft Ascent 101.88 m Ascent

(2) Pineville, NC
Favorite red berry trail
Intermediate

Reedy Creek - Big Oak, Umbrella, and Dragonfly Loop

2.9 mi 4.7 km • Loop • 217 ft Ascent 66.26 m Ascent

(1) Harrisburg, NC
Favorite Playground & Marker on the trailway
Easy

McAlpine Creek Loop

2.6 mi 4.2 km • Loop • 26 ft Ascent 8.07 m Ascent

(1) Matthews, NC
Favorite Blue vs Green split #2
Intermediate

Main Loop Trail

4.9 mi 7.9 km • Loop • 246 ft Ascent 74.9 m Ascent

(6) Matthews, NC
Favorite Nature at work
Intermediate

Latta Park Shady Loop

2.6 mi 4.1 km • Loop • 116 ft Ascent 35.39 m Ascent

(2) Hunters…, NC

Trails in Charlotte - 143

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1.4 mi 2.3 km #1Catawba Riverfront Greenway
Easy
Mount Holly, NC
Easy
1.4 mi 2.3 km Mount Holly, NC
4.9 mi 7.8 km #2Little Sugar Creek Greenway: Tylova to I-485
Easy
Charlotte, NC
Easy
4.9 mi 7.8 km Charlotte, NC
0.8 mi 1.3 km #3Riverside Greenway
Easy
Cramerton, NC
Easy
0.8 mi 1.3 km Cramerton, NC
2.7 mi 4.3 km #4Thread Loop
Intermediate
Mount Holly, NC
Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.3 km Mount Holly, NC
1.3 mi 2.1 km #5Hector H. Henry II Greenway: Moss Creek Segment
Easy
Huntersville, NC
Easy
1.3 mi 2.1 km Huntersville, NC
1.0 mi 1.7 km #6Stuart Cramer High School Trail
Intermediate
Cramerton, NC
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.7 km Cramerton, NC
1.3 mi 2.1 km #7Needle
Intermediate
Mount Holly, NC
Intermediate
1.3 mi 2.1 km Mount Holly, NC
1.0 mi 1.6 km #8East Main Extension
Difficult
Mount Holly, NC
Difficult
1.0 mi 1.6 km Mount Holly, NC
1.0 mi 1.6 km #9Hector H. Henry II Greenway: Weddington Road Segment
Intermediate
Harrisburg, NC
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Harrisburg, NC
0.6 mi 0.9 km #10Tower 93 Loop
Difficult
Mount Holly, NC
Difficult
0.6 mi 0.9 km Mount Holly, NC
4.2 mi 6.8 km #11Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway and McMullen Creek Greenway
Easy/Intermediate
Pineville, NC
Easy/Intermediate
4.2 mi 6.8 km Pineville, NC
2.3 mi 3.8 km #12Marion Diehl Trail
Intermediate
Charlotte, NC
Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.8 km Charlotte, NC
2.6 mi 4.1 km #13East Main
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Holly, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
2.6 mi 4.1 km Mount Holly, NC
2.7 mi 4.3 km #14McAlpine Creek Greenway
Easy
Matthews, NC
Easy
2.7 mi 4.3 km Matthews, NC
2.3 mi 3.7 km #15Charlotte Rail Trail
Easy
Charlotte, NC
Easy
2.3 mi 3.7 km Charlotte, NC
2.6 mi 4.1 km #16Clarks Creek Greenway
Easy
Harrisburg, NC
Easy
2.6 mi 4.1 km Harrisburg, NC
2.1 mi 3.3 km #17Four Mile Creek Greenway: Matthews
Easy
Matthews, NC
Easy
2.1 mi 3.3 km Matthews, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km #18Copperhead Island Loop
Easy
Pineville, NC
Easy
0.7 mi 1.1 km Pineville, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km #19Cove Trail
Easy
Pineville, NC
Easy
0.7 mi 1.1 km Pineville, NC
2.6 mi 4.1 km #20Lake Loop
Easy
Mount Holly, NC
Easy
2.6 mi 4.1 km Mount Holly, NC

Photos of Charlotte - 87

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Little Sugar Creek Greenway near Freedom Park
Jun 18, 2019 near Charlotte, NC
Sunset on the trail.
Oct 27, 2016 near Lake Wylie, SC
Last light on Seven Oaks.
Oct 27, 2016 near Lake Wylie, SC
Trail
Mar 28, 2020 near Pineville, NC
Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway
Jun 18, 2019 near Pineville, NC
Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway
Jun 18, 2019 near Pineville, NC
Toby Creek Greenway
Jun 18, 2019 near Harrisburg, NC
Squirrel Lake Park at Four Mile Creek Greenway
Jun 18, 2019 near Matthews, NC