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Idlewild Road Park Nature Walk is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Matthews, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.0 mi Elevation gain 101 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Forest River Blowdown Bugs Over grown
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Idlewild Road Park is a 125-acre urban park. The park contains a playground, softball fields, picnic shelters, trails and an 18 hole disc golf course.

10512 Idlewild Road Matthews, NC Office Location: 6220 Park Rd Charlotte, NC 28210

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Marie A Baudena
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Hiking

It was an easy trail, but overgrown and with lots of branches on the trail

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Marissa Gilroy
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Hiking

Not a fan solely for the fact most of it was on a disc golf course. It gets a little thick in one particular spot so make you your keeping a sharp eye out for the trail otherwise it’ll magically disappear. Its mostly a wide trail, pretty lake, shaded, easy trail

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Derek Mcilwaine
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Jeff Keilen
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Hiking

Well shaded trail. A nice walk around a lake.

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“Hiking Realtor” Charlotte
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One of Mecklenburg County Parks in Charlotte, NC .... this trail is more of a Disc Golf course. If there are any hiking trail markers, I didn’t see them. Wooded area with several fairways marking the 18 hole disc golf course. I think it’s Irvin’s Creek that runs through part of the park so you’ll definitely catch some muddy spots after a good rain. This park is not as well manicured as other Mecklenburg County Parks but the locals seem to get their use out of it. There’s a playground, restroom and several shelters near the playground area. They’re not in the best condition and could probably use some attention. There are also (2) baseball fields here with plenty of parking. Not sure if I’d come back but ya never know.

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Vicki DeBord
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I haven’t found a trail I didn’t like until this one. No clear trail markers, trees down and lots a little paths that can get you off track. Has a nice playground and has bathrooms but I didn’t go in them. In order to access the trail you have to go through one of the shelters with picnic tables.

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Rick Wezowicz
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I've been here a few times; it's OK. Very little marking of trails, BUT if you include walking on the disc golf course, you can make this into a nice solid 2.75 mile walk. Again, be aware that there is little marking, but it would be difficult to get lost. There are lots of spur trails too.

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Caitlin Palmer
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Caitlin Palmer
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Marimar Hernandez
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Ryan Gilroy
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Yocasta Garcia
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Caitlin Palmer
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Michael Mellor
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Gabrielle Olexa
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Jess Ramos
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Jason Turpin
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John Cresswelll
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Caitlin Palmer
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Nisha Strain
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Mike Ramos
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Johnny Alfredo
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Tristan Duckwall
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Rick Wezowicz
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