Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway

MODERATE 6 reviews

Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Charlotte, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.2 miles 216 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running




wild flowers


Four Mile Creek Greenway is a 2.00 mile trail located near Charlotte, North Carolina. Not to be confused with Four Mile Creek Greenway in Matthews, North Carolina (same creek, different greenway)

2 months ago

Wide paved greenway with some boardwalks. I love that there are several access points in the area. Can be crowded at times and it passes under the highway, so it can be noisy. The area is majority floodplain, so avoid during/after heavy rainstorms. Trail follows along creek for a good bit. Overall a great place for an easy run or walk.

3 months ago

6 months ago

good trail for bikes but not many views

6 months ago

Nice, well maintained trail.

road biking
1 year ago

It was a pleasant ride with boardwalks and a pretty level terrain. This connects with Four Mile Creek and McMullen Creek Greenways to make a good distant of wooded trails.

2 years ago

I walked this the other day with the lady friend. We started near the shopping center at Johnston and 485 then walked to the Rea/ Bevington trailhead and stopped for coffee before waking back. The trail is a great mix of paved trail and boardwalks. It is plenty wide to accommodate walkers and bikers and is in very good shape. The greenway is almost perfectly flat and winds through the woods and the floodplains including a nice stretch of boardwalk along the side of an open floodplain/ marshy area and a few little outset boardwalks ("nature trails") into the wetlands. Overall this is a very easy, very fun trail to go walk or bike whenever you just need to get outside. It's very convenient for anyone I'm south Charlotte, but it doesn't feel like you're walking through a city at all.