Explore the most popular trails in Ribbonwalk 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.

Nestled between housing developments and a busy road but you feel like you oare out in the wilderness. real easy hik with several options to loop together to make longer and see difere scenery. parts were flooded out and I wish there were more markings stating this and more mile markers. I would have liked more markers telling you wish path you were on to make sure you stayed on path. Otherwise excellent hike!!!

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muddy
1 month ago

Always a nice place to get away from the city for a walk in the woods. Nothing difficult about any of these trails except for when they are muddy and slippery. The outermost loops are close enough to houses that you'll hear people and leaf blowers. We also nicknamed that loop "sewer line" because of the concrete structures all along the path.

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muddy
1 month ago

Actual trail does not match All Trails records, which was disconcerting, but not an issue. It looks like parts of the trails were closed by brush or downed trees.

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over grown
4 months ago

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bugs
5 months ago

Hidden gem of a trail. Decent scenery and nice walking in the forest. I’ve never had an issue parking. Rarely see other people on the trails.

This local trail is a hidden gem in our backyard. The parking area off Nevin is very small so you may have to get there early. When hiking these trails I had to brush off a lot of cobwebs and that tells me not many people hike these trails but they are beautiful and under three miles.

Great trail for kids. Took my two year old and we had a blast.

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washed out
Mon Feb 18 2019

More cars in the parking lot than I’ve seen before but hardly saw anyone on the trails. Trail completely washed out in some spots with no prior warning. Had to be creative to cross the water or turn around and go another way. Otherwise quiet and peaceful walk on a nice day

Loved this spot! Perfect for young children. Lots of picture spots too.

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Thu Aug 16 2018

Great little hidden gem in NW Charlotte!

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Tue Jul 17 2018

Great walk in the woods. Easy to traverse for little ones. Plenty to see. Heavily wooded, lots of poison ivy— my suggestion is pants and some bug repellent. From parking and around the outermost loop is 2.5 miles.

The part where Irwin Creek trail and Covered Bridge trail connect does get confusing, it actually goes along a street for a little bit before cutting back into the woods. it's pretty hard to get lost though, and the trails are well worn. if it's been raining a lot then parts of Irwin may be flooded. We really enjoy coming here for the easy shaded walks and pretty views. There is also a large open area with picnic tables before the trails begin.

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Sat Apr 01 2017

Trails start off well marked but are hard to follow further in

Very peaceful!

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