Oklawaha Greenway

North Carolina

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Oklawaha Greenway Facts

States: North Carolina
Counties: Henderson
Length: 3.25 miles
Trail end points: Berkeley Mills Park and Jackson Park
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 9012651
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Oklawaha Greenway Description

For lovers of outdoors, the Oklawaha Greenway presents a natural escape in an otherwise suburban setting.  The greenway trails Mud Creek for a big part of its length, beginning its northwesterly course at Jackson Park, through Patton Park and terminating at Berkeley Mills Park. Along the way, travelers become immersed in a variety of scenery changes, from manicured green spaces, to native marshes and forests. The greenway offers opportunities for wildlife and birdwatching; the wetland has an array of biological diversity which includes mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Signage provides information to curious travelers about the local flora and fauna.

The trail is open to shared use by a variety of users, including pedestrians, cyclists and rollerbladers.  At 10 feet wide and just over 3 miles long, it’s relatively flat throughout, making it great for users of all ages and abilities. There are road crossings at grade; there are also bridges over the marsh and one below grade crossing where the pathway ducks under Four Seasons Highway.

Future plans may extended from Jackson Park in going south. This would bring total trail length to 7 miles.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking and other amenities including restrooms and picnic tables can be found at any other parks along the greenway: Jackson Park (Jackson Park Rd), Patton Park and Berkeley Mills Park. 



Oklawaha Greenway Reviews

I walk the Park 3 days a week with a group of 10-12 people, we carry garbage bags and pick up litter along the way and enjoy it in every season. One big issue is lack of port-o-potties along the route. Walking stimulates, in many ways. It would be so easy to install and maintain port-o-potties at several locations along the Oklawaha Greenway and make it so much more enjoyable. In particular, I would like to request one at the Berkley parking lot, where there is a picnic table, water fountain, etc., and is at our 1/2 way walking distance. Thank You so much!

This is how a greenway is done, distance marker every .25 and line going down the middle.

I like riding my bike here because it's convenient and connects three parks. Portions of the trail follow a creek. It is about a half mile or less from Main Street, restaurants and breweries.

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This is a great greenway in Hendersonville, NC that connects Jackson Park to Patton Park and on to Berkeley Park. Great for a run or a bike ride with kids, you can really get the feel of being out in nature while still in a small city. Possible plans to extend the trail north to Fletcher and perhaps Sierra Nevada and south perhaps as far as the Flat Rock Park and even Carl Sandburg NHS make this potentially a real draw for visitors to the area as well as locals. A word of warning, sections of the trail near Jackson Park and another section South of Patton Park tend to flood after heavy rains. City maintenance does a great job of getting things back in shape quickly.

The trail is beautiful, flat and less than 5 minutes from Downtown Hendersonville. With five parking areas along the trail, it is easily accessible. Its new Born Learning Trail, which begins at the Berkley Park end of the trail, is a great place to take kids. The parking lots on 7th Avenue and North Main are probably the most convenient for those with disabilities.

Our local club hosts a walking event along the Oklawaha Greenway three times a week. Our "Amble & Ramble" provides much needed exercise and social interaction along beautiful and well maintained trails.

This is a wonderful Greenway just a short walk from Main Street Hendersonville connecting some great parks along a creek. Lots of potential for expansion and connection with other paths in the future.

This is a great trail that connects 5 city parks near downtown Hendersonville. It's 10 feet wide so easily accommodates walkers and bikers. Pretty scenery, butterfly gardens, a few water fountains, and 3 bike fixing stations dot the path. You can extend your walk by walking the trails at several of the parks along the way.

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