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 Greenway

   February, 2015 by millermatt

This is a great Greenway. read more

Best Trail so Far

   November, 2013 by runforfun1231

After moving from Texas a few months ago, I was beginning to get discouraged about finding a running trail that wasn't on main streets or at such a slope that I needed a semi to pull me up. Catawba River Greenway is the absolute best trail this area has more

Good for a walk

   September, 2013 by brokedown

This is a great flat trail. Paved all the way. It is a real asset to Morganton. It is probably more enjoyable to walk than ride. The trail has always been crowded with walkers and often they are with their dogs. Everyone is polite but there are often more