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Mountain Island Park Trail

Intermediate
 5.0 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Mountain Island Park Trail is a gravel and natural surface trail that winds alongside Catawba River.


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3.3

Miles

5.2

KM

100%

Runnable

593' 181 m

High

572' 174 m

Low

61' 19 m

Up

62' 19 m

Down

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Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Overview

Following the Mountain Island Park Trail makes for a 3.3 mile out-and-back run. Parking is available at the trailhead near Mountain Island HydroElectric Facility (304 Mountain Island Rd, Mt Holly, NC 28120). The trail, which is mostly doubletrack, is well marked and easy to follow.

Need to Know

There are no public restrooms at the trailhead.

Description

The trailhead is located next to Mountain Island Lake Dam, a hydroelectric facility owned by Duke Power. There is a canoe launch, playground, viewing area, and several fishing areas including a handicap fishing site perfect for catfish and bass fishing. The trail then begins at the south end of the parking area, where there is a kiosk with a trail map. The trail then continues south with numerous views of the Catawba River.

A small trail kiosk is located at the 0.6-mile mark. After this, the trail becomes more wooded and heavily shaded for the next mile and there are four pedestrian bridges across small creeks. There is a short loop marking the end of the trail, where you can then return to the trailhead.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Mount Holly

Shared By:

Carolina Thread Trail

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Mountain Island Park Trail
Apr 18, 2019 near Mount H…, NC
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Apr 18, 2019 near Mount H…, NC

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