Explore the most popular trails in Evergreen Nature Preserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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3 days ago

This trail is gorgeous however, it was really muddy and the maps are very confusing. I got my feet drenched 3-4 times. It is very secluded so go with a friend or dog. I didn’t feel safe there. Also the path was not paved. Which is why I’m only giving 3 stars because parts of the trail looks like no one has walked them in years.

This is a great trail for beginners like us. There are restrooms and the trail is well-maintained. Lots of shade. We went on a Saturday morning and we only saw one other person. Our dog loved it too!

Will never go back alone, incentive to get a dog or a taser. Super rape-y vibe the minute I walked onto the dirt trail—might have been the man in short shorts sitting spread eagle on a bench, might have been the young guy walking in sandals and jeans who I passed twice.

5 months ago

Great little hidden trail, very quiet clean and underused. A nice nature fix close to town. Some parts are kind of buggy and low lying so bug spray is a good idea.

I like this trail for an easy quick hike. It’s shaded 95% of the trail and it has a concrete loop for those that prefer that and then a natural loop trail off of that. It’s very clean but does have annoying bugs so you might want bug screen. The bathrooms weren’t open so a little disappointing after a 2 mile hike.

This is the cleanest trail I’ve been on in Charlotte. Short and sweet, as others have reviewed. Great quick workout and deserted, which I love (granted it’s 92 degrees out). If you want to cut your teeth by trying trail running, this is the spot. Not many tree root obstacles or rocks, and super flat. Also has a water fountain near the facility with a low faucet for rinsing or for pups. Someone even left a dog bowl so my dog could get a quick drink when we were done.

11 months ago

Great trail close to uptown. Good for a morning hike, but beware of mud if it has recently rained!

Wonderful city trail. Plan for very muddy sections if it has recently rained.

Great little trail complex right outside Uptown Charlotte. Easy but unpaved so has a very natural feel.

Sun Jul 22 2018

Some of he trail is paved, pushing a stroller wasn’t too bad. Did the figure 8 to see the whole trail and spent some time in the playground in the back.

nature trips
Sat Jun 23 2018

We live 10 mins away from here and never knew this even existed. We heard about it from our neighborhood newsletter and decided to check it out. I literally drove by this road a million times as a kid but hadn’t been down Norland in years. I was so happy to see they had build a small parking area, super nice bathrooms, and information area. This is a great getaway from the city while your in the city! Our dogs loved it. All the trails were super easy, but we loved how secluded it felt especially with how close to uptown it is! Will return!

Tucked in behind the cemetary. Parked at the school.

Great short walk!

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