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The Piedmont Medical Center Trail (formerly the Riverwalk Trail) stretches just over 3 miles through Rock Hill near the border between North and South Carolina. The route is part of the Carolina Thread Trail, a system of trails and greenways connecting 15 counties across the two states.
The paved, wooded trail closely hugs the western shoreline of Catawba River and traverses the mixed-use community of Riverwalk, extending south to the River Park. From April through September, the trail is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; from October to March, the hours are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A trailhead and parking lot are available on the trail's northern end: From Highway 21/Cherry Road northbound, turn right onto Dunkin's Ferry Road shortly before the Highway 21 bridge. Turn left onto Terrace Park and continue to the parking lot.
Trail users can also park at the River Park, and pick up the trail from the southern end (1782 Quality Cir, Rock Hill, SC).
My husband and I love this trail
Mostly flat by the catawba river best joy ride in Charlotte Metro area. After your ride enjoy a adult beverage at the Pump House , Brass Tap or Grapevine at the end. If you go all the way to river park it's about 4 miles not 2.5.
We started at the area close to The Pump House. I believe the trail is longer than 2.5 miles. Scenery is nice. Somewhat shaded.
The trail is now 3.3 miles I believe & has some good hills to climb. It’s a beautiful ride, great atmosphere, safe & has some wonderful places to relax afterwards (Grape Vine, Brass Tap, etc).
Evenly spaced hill and flat spaces. Costing down the hills is fantastic! Three riders of various levels and all loved it! We'll be back!
Took the family to this trail for our first family ride on Memorial day. it was busy but it is a beautiful ride. A few steep hills and 3 off road trails as well. Great area.
Nice trail with a good combination of inclines and flat sections. The trail has been expanded to connect to River Park making this about a 6.5 mile walk from Piedmont Medical Trail to River Park and back. Beautiful area and the folks on the trail are friendly. I would have given it 5 stars, but they need to add more places to sit along the old and new sections and restrooms for the public to use.
It's really a pretty walk and there are about 5 hills to go up and down. 3 large and 2 smaller inclines. But all in all it's a pretty flat walk on a wide paved trail. Monitored by watchman in a motorized cart, so if you have trouble there are folks around to help you. Runs along the river and if you go early the morning you see the deer and can listen to the river run. Very relaxing but don't let it fool ya, it's a really good walk for the exercise.
MWonderful for bilateral amputee in wheelchair
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