The U.S. National Whitewater Center

MODERATE 39 reviews
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The U.S. National Whitewater Center is a 9.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Charlotte, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
869 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

mountain biking
11 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Awesome day out with the family. Tracks were well groomed. The amount of mountain bikes was a bit of a minus because we have small kids, and saw one cyclist almost hit another family. :/ This is expected though, as the trails are marked for mixed use, and will not deter us from going again. The other small ding, was that the loopier trail was not clearly marked on all the forks. Otherwise, worth the 45 minute drive, and we will be back. (As a side, can't wait to get a babysitter, so we can try the other activities as well)

mountain biking
1 month ago

The Whitewater Center has a bunch of mountain biking trails to choose from ranging from beginner to expert. You only have to pay the parking fee and can roam on any of the trails you want for as long as you want. The trails are relatively smooth and fast with parts going in and out of the surrounding wooded areas. Really great place!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

1 month ago

huge assortment of trails, plus everything else the white water center has to offer. You can easily spend a day hiking and rafting and have it fly by.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail, moderate as they say. I went the morning after a good rain ... trails were wet in spots and moist most of the trail, except for the sunny spots. Trails are heavily traveled and well marked. Nice upward elevations 3 miles in and throughout the hike. I think I measured 614 feet in elevation ... nice hike. I saw a couple of mountain bikers ... thought I was too wet for biking but oh well ... I didn't see anyone take a dive while out on the trail. The head of trail is adjacent to the Nat Whitewater Center, which has various activities going on. I haven't rode the water but thats next time : )

2 months ago

hiking
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2 months ago

Great trails and parking. Nice views. Very worth the trip.

mountain biking
2 months ago

2 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

Love this place.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Did the lake loop which was beautiful. Would have given 5 stars but a section of the trail was under construction. Bought the annual parking pass for $40. No other cost for mountain biking.

hiking
4 months ago

Great easy walk with my dog.

4 months ago

4 months ago