Best trails in Charlotte

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Looking for a great trail near Charlotte, North Carolina? AllTrails has 45 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Crowders Mountain State Park or Kings Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like U.S. National Whitewater Center or Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 35 easy trails in Charlotte ranging from 0.7 to 11.4 miles and from 534 to 830 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Charlotte
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#1 - Colonel Francis Beatty Park Loop
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
Singletrack loop with little, if any, elevation gain. Mildy technical, but all levels of experience can have a great time. It can be rooty at times, but fun walking or mountain biking at speed. PleasShow more
#2 - U.S. National Whitewater Center Loop
U.S. National Whitewater Center
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
Note: There is a $6 entry fee at the gate.Show more
#3 - Roller Coaster to Main Loop to Big Lake Loop
Sherman Branch Mountain Biking Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 3 h 54 m
This is a clockwise loop of singletrack trails. Great for geared XC bikes and single-speed. Show more
#4 - Reedy Creek Nature Preserve Trail
Reedy Creek Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
Reedy Creek Nature Preserve Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Charlotte, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail ofShow more
#5 - McAlpine Creek Greenway to Campbell Creek Greenway
Idlewild Road Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m
McAlpine Creek Greenway to Campbell Creek Greenway is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Charlotte, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for alShow more
#6 - Mallard Creek Greenway Trail
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
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 nuShow more
#7 - Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
As of 2/23/2019 - users have reported that this trail is temporarily closed due to flooding. Please check with the city before attempting. Four Mile Creek Greenway is a 2.00 mile trail located near CShow more
#8 - Shady Hollow and Pine Hollow Trail
McDowell Nature Preserve
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
Shady Hollow and Pine Hollow Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charlotte, North Carolina that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for Show more
#9 - Ribbonwalk Urban Trail
Ribbonwalk Nature Preserve
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 57 m
Ribbonwalk Urban Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Charlotte, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primariShow more
#10 - Four Mile Creek Greenway
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Four Mile Creek Greenway is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Charlotte, North Carolina. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walkingShow more
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