Little Sugar Creek Greenway

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Little Sugar Creek Greenway is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Charlotte, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.9 miles Elevation Gain: 114 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

running

paved

river

no shade

city walk

pub walk

walking
muddy
over grown
washed out
1 month ago

The Little Sugar Creek Greenway is a popular destination for residents to walk, bike and run in Uptown Charlotte. This trail is part of the Carolina Thread Trail that extends through North and South Carolina. I started the trail on Elizabeth Avenue next to CPCC community college. This is one of my favorites as you can people watch while walking. The trail aligns Midtown, through Uptown and empties into the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte. After about 2.6 miles I veered left onto the Ruth Samuelson Trail. This short trail will take you past the Nature Museum, just a little further down. You can also take the bridge into Freedom Park which is a venue within itself. The trails were a little muddy under the bridges but generally clear after last nights rain. The best thing about this trail is that you can “enter” or “exit” in multiple areas. There’s a running stream the length of the trail and a man made lake inside Freedom Park. If you’re interested in exploring Charlotte’s Uptown Neighborhood, bring your camera and enter any area along the stream. Trail is fully paved and narrow in some areas, so leisure biking is a better bet. A nice route in the heart of Uptown Charlotte

hiking
1 month ago

Urban is an understatement.

running
1 month ago

Great place to run minus the cigarette smokers and flooding after storms.

hiking
5 months ago

For a city trail, this one was quiet and well shaded with a calm brook running along most of it. I only walked the Freedom Park area of the trail so I cannot speak to the rest of it.

road biking
7 months ago

The map is a little short It can Start just behind Park Road Shopping Center and also end going up 6th st with new trail. Parts have lots of trees and parts are very urban. It's my second favorite ride in Charlotte area...

road biking
Mon Oct 29 2018

Cycle or walk, this is a nice greenway through Charlotte. The path takes you very close to downtown yet in parts you might think you were out in the woods somewhere. the new sections is very nicely done, must have cost quite a chunk of money. My only issue is several of the underpasses were kind of sketchy with mud, sand and God knows what on the path which was not easy to see because they are quite dark. Otherwise I would have given five stars.

walking
Sat Jul 04 2015

No elevation and crowded during the nice weather months. The greenway is taken care of nicely, though.

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