Mallard Creek Greenway Trail

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Mallard Creek Greenway Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 85 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

paved

river

views

city walk

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

One of my favorite Charlotte area trails to get my long runs in. It’s flat and easy to navigate. I’m able to run 14-15 miles by taking the different offshoots. I’ve always felt safe but after a couple recent assaults on women, I’m nervous to go alone. Please stay aware of your surroundings and enjoy!

We started the “Toby Creek Greenway” Trail at the University of North Carolina, next to Target. This is a fairly new portion of the Mecklenburg County Greenway System. This trail is recorded as 2 miles in length by the County but we extended our hike into the Autumwood neighborhood. The Toby Creek Greenway has several outlets that empty into several Charlotte communities. This is a well cared for asphalt trail with boardwalks. There is a new addition to the trail starting at Rocky River Road West (see pic) that extends the trail approximately another 1/8 mile. Although the trail itself is clear you’ll get the feeling that you’re in a nature preserve, due to the overgrown foliage. We went North but you can go the other way into the UNC Campus and continue on the trail. The trail is super wide and allows room for biking, running, dog walking and other activities. The trail is maintained by Mecklenburg County government. Nice, lightly traveled urban hike in Charlotte. Come out and explore !

road biking
3 months ago

Fun scenic trail. Plenty of little hills that make for some good resistance. Quiet and peaceful.

walking
5 months ago

Very enjoyable, popular community trail. Mostly gravel or paved, and runs under 85. Plenty wide and lends itself well to walking, running, and bicycling. Not a hike, but you can do several miles in a nice environment.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice little trail. Stroller friendly.

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

8 months ago

very nice trail other than some muddy spots.

hiking
Tue Jan 01 2019

Only hiked 1.5 miles of Greenway, but will definitely return to do more. Would be nice to have some signage along the way

running
Wed Sep 05 2018

Nice little jaunt to get the motor running in the morning.

hiking
Sun Aug 12 2018

Nice location near UNCC, Mallard Creek Church Rd parking lot is small and could fill up fast. Review photo for upcoming work that may shut portions in the next few weeks.

mountain biking
Sun Jun 03 2018

Rode the trail today and part of Clark’s Creek. Both are very nice for a relaxing causal ride.

mountain biking
Sat Oct 21 2017

Mix of paved and gravel, you can get up to 17 miles by combining connecting trails.

hiking
Mon Sep 04 2017

Great to hike, easy path.

Thu Apr 27 2017

Fun easy trail. A lot of shade for hot days. Great ambiance.

Thu Mar 30 2017

Great trail. Peaceful with great sights. A hidden gem.

Wed Feb 15 2017

Loved the trail. Specious area to walk, frogs were out in full as were the deer. Cannot wait to walk again, again and again on this path.

Wed Feb 01 2017

water was discusting otherwise it's great.

mountain biking
Thu Apr 28 2016

Saw very few mountain biking trails but the asphalt trails were nice

Sat Sep 20 2014

This trail has so many options. Paved for the most part, but about 1.25 miles of gravel/dirt. Ran and 8 mile out and back and really enjoyed it. One of my longest runs but didn't feel like it. A lot of scenery and runs right along the creek for most of the trail.

walking
Fri Sep 27 2013

I walked 3 miles (each way) of this trail starting at Kirk Farm Fields. Nice wide paved path but limited wildlife. Sign posts are absent on gravel section through Reasearch park. Also, road crossing in Research Park can take a while. Suggest going to http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/ParkandRec/Greenways/OpenGreenways/Pages/MallardCreekandClark'sCreek.aspx for a map as it doesn't match what is listed here.

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running
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