Lake Wylie Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

Lake Wylie Trail is a 5.2 mile loop trail located near Charlotte, NC that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding.

5.2 miles 236 feet Loop



nature trips




lake wylie is a 5.5 mile trail located near Charlotte, North Carolina. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

4 months ago

11 months ago

First of all the map puts you smack in the middle of a track of houses. Clearly a mistake. We took a guess and went across the highway and found a trailhead. Mostly it just followed power lines. Maybe this was not where other people hiked. If it was then don't bother.

2 years ago

Twas a good hike, but the trails can be a bit confusing due to the fact that most of them intersect picnic or parking areas so its not very hard to loose your trail. A pretty easy hike though with nice sites none the less.

3 years ago

I have to agree, I do believe this is McDowell Park. We went hiking this afternoon and did a total of about 3 miles. The trails are kept up very well and it really is a beautiful and peaceful place. You feel the burn everytime you go uphill, and the trails are set up evenly to where you can jog is some places.

3 years ago

Not sure but I think this might be the McDowell Park Trail. It borders Lake Wylie on the NC side. It is a good walk through the woods. Kind of like a goat trail, very narrow and thick. I did it in the hot summer, not recommended. The gnats and mosquitoes feasted on my bare skin because it was too hot for much clothing. It was worth it though, it is a beautiful hike but save it for cooler weather.