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)
Catawba River Greenway
We rode this trail on November 11, 2010. It was a great day for a ride and a great trail to ride on. The scenery is very pretty. The ride is not strenuous and has restaurants, shops, and many beautiful views of the river. The whole trail is asphalt and ...
Great Day and Bike Ride
We rode this trail for the first time -9/04/10. This is a very nice trail heading north - no traffic from the ball fields heading toward the trail head away from the Greenlee Ford area. The traffic on the trail was minimum making this a great bike ride. ...
We rode the Catawba River Greenway for the first time Saturday (8/14/10) as we made our trip from Columbia, SC to Asheville, NC. We found ample parking at the Rocky Ford access area. The trail was very pleasant w/ nice trailside amenities such as kiosks, ...