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8th Street Greenway

0.5 miles
The half-mile 8th Street Greenway begins at North Loop Road and follows a tree-lined northwesterly route to Bakers Creek Park, where it connects to a trail of the same name which is part of a regional network called the Carolina Thread Trail. The ...
Asphalt

Avon and Catawba Creeks Greenway

1.9 miles
The Avon and Catawba Creeks Greenway has several neighborhood entrances in Gastonia. The 1.9-mile trail winds alongside Catawba Creek and Avon Creek with a few small bridges crossings along the way. The greenway is paved for its entire length, ...
Asphalt

Bakers Creek Greenway

1.5 miles
The paved, scenic Bakers 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 ...
Asphalt

Baxter Village Trail

3.3 miles
The Baxter Village Trail is nestled in a neighborhood of Fort Mill, which lies on the northern border of South Carolina (Charlotte, North Carolina, is just over the state line). The trail has a natural surface and is moderately hilly. It winds ...
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Belmont Rail Trail

1.8 miles
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) ...
Asphalt

Bessemer City Park Trail

1.3 miles
Beginning less than half a mile from downtown, the Bessemer City Park Trail offers a quiet natural retreat. The 1.3-mile route begins at the basketball court in Bessemer City Park and quickly dives into the park's woodlands. Many other recreational ...
Boardwalk
Concrete
Dirt

Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail

2.1 miles
The Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail provides a 2-mile moderately challenging hike or mountain bike ride in the rural community of Mount Pleasant, about 30 miles northeast of Charlotte. The unpaved trail winds through a 393-acre preserve with views ...
Crushed Stone
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Catawba River Greenway

3.8 miles
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, ...
Asphalt

City of Lenoir Greenway

7 miles
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
Asphalt

Elkin & Alleghany Rail-Trail

1.5 miles
The Elkin & Alleghany Rail-Trail is part of an effort to connect the rural town of Elkin with the nearby Stone Mountain State Park, utilizing the long-abandoned route of the historic Elkin & Alleghany short line railroad. While only a small ...
Crushed Stone

Forrest Hunt Greenway

0.8 miles
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Cinder
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Grass

Highland Rail Trail

1.6 miles
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 ...
Asphalt

Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek Greenways

2 miles
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. ...
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Kings Mountain Gateway Trail

4.3 miles
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 ...
Asphalt
Gravel

Marcia H. Cloninger Rail-Trail

1.5 miles
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 ...
Asphalt

McDowell Creek Greenway

1.5 miles
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 ...
Asphalt

Peavine Trail (NC)

1.5 miles
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 ...
Crushed Stone
Grass

Point Lookout Trail

3.63 miles
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, ...
Asphalt

Railroad Grade Road

10.8 miles
The Railroad Grade Road is a 10-mile road built on an old railroad grade that was once part of the Virginia-Carolina Railroad (Virginia Creeper).  This part of the Virginia Creeper line was abandoned due to the railroad company losing money ...
Asphalt

Shelby Rail-Trail

1.5 miles
Shelby's rail-trail winds through the western edge of the city between West Grover Street and Dixon Boulevard. Following the former right-of-way of Norfolk Southern Railroad, the unpaved pathway offers a wooded experience through nature. A highlight ...
Dirt

South Fork New River Greenway

1.8 miles
The South Fork New River Greenway offers a winding, paved pathway through the town of Boone, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Brookshire Park is at the northern end of the trail and Watauga High School is at the southern ...
Asphalt

South Fork Rail-Trail

2 miles
As you might expect, the South Fork Rail-Trail closely follows the South Fork of the Catawba River on the south end of Lincolnton. The trail rests atop a former rail corridor within land preserved by the Catawba Lands Conservancy. Scenic views ...
Crushed Stone
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Thermal Belt Rail-Trail

8 miles
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. A ...
Asphalt
Crushed Stone

Torrence Creek Greenway

1.9 miles
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 ...
Asphalt

Troutman Rail-Trail

1 miles
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 ...
Concrete

Yadkin River Greenway

5.2 miles
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 ...
Asphalt
Cinder
Crushed Stone

Yadkin River Trail

2 miles
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.
Asphalt
Dirt