Catawba River Greenway

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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, the 10-foot wide, multi-use paved trail is fully handicap accessible and has many amenities.

In addition to fishing piers, canoe launches, observation areas, picnic facilities and recreation spots, you'll find restaurants, coffee houses and shops.

Parking and Trail Access

Access areas include:

*Greenlee Ford (near US 70 W)
*River Village (NC 181)
*Catawba Meadows (Sanford Drive)
*Rocky Ford (US 64/NC 18)
*Freedom Park (NC 126)


Great Fall afternoon.

   November, 2016 by lynnsampson

We started at Judge's and walked to Friend's (both restaurants on the trail).very easy to walk but, you feel completely immersed in Nature! read more

More than a trail.

   November, 2015 by shaunwillson

I live a 1/4 mile from this trail and am running or biking it several times a week, as it connects my house to the grocery store, etc. Great paved trail along a beautiful river. Note that it divides into two short routes on the western end. Do both. more

Beautiful Route!

   October, 2015 by ascarbrough

The Greenway trail is just over 7 miles both ways, so it was a perfect length for a leisurely ride. The path is paved with several spots to view the river from nicely built overlooks. We really enjoyed this trail! read more