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A nice section of the US National Whitewater Center near the Catawba River...overall it is a great place for all kinds of outdoor activities (rafting, kayaking, adventure courses/canopy tours, zip lining, rock wall climbing, mountain biking and hiking...with sixteen trails in all). There is a $5 day or $40 annual parking fee that lets you explore the facility and trails. There are passes for different activities and also season passes if you plan multiple return visits.

A wonderful place for all kinds of outdoor activities...rafting, kayaking, adventure courses/canopy tours, zip lining, rock wall climbing, mountain biking and hiking to name a few. There are sixteen trails in all. I combined parts of eight for an 8.1 mile track back in June (with one other trail completed later). It made for a fun and strenuous hike. There is a $5 day or $40 annual parking fee that lets you explore the facility and trails. There are passes for different activities and also season passes if you plan multiple return visits.

Good for cycling, jogging, walking. No baby strollers.

on Sherman Branch Trail

1 month ago

very challenging but lots of fun!

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.

Visited for the first time today and I have nothing negative to say! There's a basketball and volleyball court, a baseball and soccer field, a dog park, playgrounds, picnic areas, and of course many different hiking trails. I hiked a few miles today and it was very pleasant. Definitely will be visiting again soon.

Very fun ride! Not too easy, but still a great workout

mountain biking
1 month ago

Not sure we were suppose to be biking but nobody stopped us. There were many nice side trails we never got to.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Beautiful day and a nice ride.

Easy Loop at Reedy Creek Nature Preserve. Trail is well maintained and crosses other trails.

Great wilderness feeling while hiking this trail.

not clearly marked trail.

A great moderate hike, such a pretty park right in the city!!!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great place to ride or run! I've been going out there before the WWC opened and always enjoy it!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great MTB track. A little bit tough as very rooty, but excellent for training. Get assured about direction of trail as sometimes it could be challenging.

mountain biking
2 months ago

It is an easy green way to ride with the bike. Great for family and keep muscles hot away from cars.

Nice easy beginner trail. Not sure why it is rated moderate? Cool get away in a big city.