Granite Falls, North Carolina (NC) Trails & Maps

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  • 8th Street Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The half-mile 8th Street Greenway begins at North Loop Road and follows a tree-lined northwesterly route to Baker's Creek Park, where it connects to a trail of the same name. The pathway is paved, wide and flat through a peaceful area, making ...
  • Avon/Catawba Creeks Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 2.88 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Avon Creek and the Catawba Creek greenways run through wooded and open areas among both undeveloped and residential neighborhoods. The trail begins at Lineberger Park (700 East Garrison Boulevard) and heads southeast to Robinwood Road, just ...
  • Baker's Creek Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved, scenic Baker's Creek Greenway follows its eponymous creek, connecting two parks in central North Carolina's Kannapolis. The trail is part of the Carolina Thread Trail, a network of pathways across 15 counties in North and South Carolina. At ...
  • Belmont Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Belmont Rail Trail is scheduled for construction in fall 2013, with a planned opening set for fall 2014. Paralleling Main Street for much of its route, the asphalt trail will connect Belmont Abbey College (located just off Woodlawn Avenue) ...
  • Catawba River Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 3.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Catawba River Greenway meanders, along with its river namesake, through the historic town of Morganton, North Carolina. The trail encompasses wooded areas, open meadows and the quaint commercial village. Virtually in the center of downtown, ...
  • City of Lenoir Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The City of Lenoir Greenway is a system of several loops and endpoints meandering through an urban landscape of parks and open areas, recreation centers, the library and wooded tracts. For more information: 828-757-2165
  • Forrest Hunt Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Cinder

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  • Highland Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Highland Rail Trail is named for the neighborhood that it runs adjacent to as it travels through Gastonia along the former Carolina and Northwestern (C&NW) Railway. Although short, it offers an important connection between downtown Gastonia ...
  • Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek Greenways

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

    The Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek Greenways cover 2 miles of trail alongside their namesake creeks in Charlotte's city center. The Irwin Creek Greenway begins at Ray's Splash Planet and travels through Frazier Park and the Wesley Heights neighborhood. ...
  • Kings Mountain Gateway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 4.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    Kings Mountain Gateway Trail is situated in a beautiful natural park setting offering a picnic shelter, restrooms, drinking fountains, and parking. Much of the park is heavily wooded and the trail is suitable for hiking and biking. The trail ...
  • Marcia H. Cloninger Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Marcia H. Cloninger Rail-Trail, known locally as the Lincolnton Rail-Trail, offers a chance to explore the heart of this small Southern town, highlighted by a stately courthouse, model Main Street, thriving arts scene, and nearby lakes and ...
  • McDowell Creek Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    About 12 miles north of Charlotte, the McDowell Creek Greenway links the communities of Huntersville and Cornelius. The paved, mile-and-a-half route is part of the larger Carolina Thread Trail, a regional network that will connect 15 counties ...
  • Peavine Trail (NC)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Grass

    The Peavine Trail runs for 1.5 miles from State Street in downtown Marion, North Carolina to just south of the First Christian Church on Rutherford Road. Construction of the crushed gravel and grass trail began immediately after the City of ...
  • Point Lookout Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 3.63 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved, 3.62-mile Point Lookout Trail follows the Old NC 10/Highway 70 route through the Royal Gorge, once known at the Central Highway, through the Pisgah National Forest. The trail ascends more than 900 feet between Old Fort and Ridgecrest, ...
  • South Fork Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    As you might expect, the South Fork Rail-Trail closely follows the South Fork of the Catawba River. The trail rests atop a former rail corridor within land preserved by the Catawba Lands Conservancy. Scenic views of the river abound, and wildflowers ...
  • Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    If you enjoy rail-trails that flaunt their railroading past, you're sure to love the Thermal Belt Rail-Trail. This well-maintained route runs 8 miles from Spindale north to Gilkey, passing through the tiny towns of Rutherfordton and Ruth. Its ...
  • Torrence Creek Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Torrence Creek Greenway offers a pleasant route through meadows, woodlands, and wetlands south of Huntersville. Along the paved, 1.4-mile route, the trail offers many points to access the surrounding neighborhoods. On its eastern end, there ...
  • Troutman Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The 1-mile Troutman Rail-Trail runs from Troutman's business district to a newer north end shopping area, following the former rail bed of the Statesville to Charlotte Norfolk Southern Line. The rail-trail lies between US 21/SR 115/Main Street ...
  • Tweetsie Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: TN
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Tweetsie Trail is a developing rail-trail project in eastern Tennessee, which will follow the former ET&WNC (“Tweetsie”) Railroad right-of-way between Johnson City and Elizabethton. The trail will have a compacted stone surface, a relatively ...
  • Yadkin River Greenway

    State: NC
    Length: 5.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Crushed Stone

    The Yadkin River Greenway is a work in progress, currently in three segments that have yet to be joined. Construction will take place during summer 2011. The first segment of the greenway begins at the D Street bridge in North Wilkesboro ...
  • Yadkin River Trail

    State: NC
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The multi-use Yadkin River Trail accommodates pedestrians, bicyclists and joggers in the beautiful Happy Valley area of Caldwell County. The 2-mile trail is paved and includes a walking loop near the Happy Valley Elementary School.
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