Explore the most popular trails near Charlotte with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Well-maintained trails thanks to volunteers. Little easy to get turned around at the Forks and find yourself making against the flow. Nice mix of cruising trails and some technical pieces.

hiking
10 days ago

Good Hike was great with The Family

First there is more like 30 miles of trail built for mountainbiking. There are harder and easier trails as is is broken down by loop name. These trails existed before the WWC took over and were built by the Tarheel Trail Blazers Mountain Bike club. The WWC has improved the trails and added miles. Hiking and running allowed but don't wear headphones on mountainbike trails and keep in mind who built them, mountainbikers.

trail running
15 days ago

The path being maintained now is different than the one shown here, so while you can still find the old path, it would be better to attempt to follow a more recent recording. And even then it's so easy to get off track that trail running was ridiculous, always stopping to see if I'm still going the right way.

Very easy which is why I can’t bring myself to call what we did hiking. Not much to see along the way. Very poorly marked. Great for beginners, small kids but don’t expect to be wowed.

walking
18 days ago

Nice greenway rolling hill stretch through the wooded neighborhood.

Had a great time. A little more for MTB but still a good workout.

hiking
21 days ago

Beautiful greenway great for walking or biking

One of my favorite places to hike in Charlotte. You have to watch out for mountain bikers, but they have signs that encourage the walkers to go one way and then bikers opposite direction so you can see them coming. And if it’s getting too long, lots of switchbacks that you can cut across.

trail running
21 days ago

Not the greatest/most scenic trail in the area but never that busy and always plenty of parking. A lot of room to run and great when you don’t want to have to drive far or battle Uptown traffic.

North main trail wasn't crowded, with beautiful views of the Catawba. Cross the little shaky bridge and walk left for a sweet little spot to sit on the rocks and enjoy the river view :)

mountain biking
28 days ago

Great trial with optional loops like the rollercoaster and lake loops.

it's a nice place but the $6 parking fee is ridiculous.

Great trail to run, very technical so be ready for a challenge. Just make sure to run/hike the opposite direction of the bikers and you shouldn't have any issue seeing each other. Taking all of the black diamond bike routes should put out a distance just over 4 miles.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Good track to ride only during light traffic times. Sunday’s have heavy walking traffic.

good for a morning walk with the dog and coffee

the trail I went on was definitely made for mountain bikes but I was fortunate to be the only one out there. crazy awesome place to trail run.

hiking
2 months ago

Everything has been burned down so not pretty at all. Stay on rocks there is not a loop as shown. Will not go back.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trails. Mid week few people on trails. Was very relaxing and will definitely stop by again

Nice flat trail in town, mostly shaded. Lock your vehicle and take valuables with you. Lots of car break ins and attempted break ins.

trail running
3 months ago

This isn’t quite accurate. There are numerous trails to explore. It totals over 10 miles of fresh tracks. As far as difficulty is concerned, there are parts that are very challenging. I highly recommend it for intermediate trail runners!

mountain biking
3 months ago

Dusted off the old Giant and took her for a spin. First time in a looong time mountain biking for me and thought there was plenty of good trail for all skill levels. Will probably go back again soon

walking
3 months ago

Easy afternoon walk, pretty marsh view. Moderate to heavy traffic.

Meh it’s nice for a quick walk

Walked trail Saturday dec 15 2017 pretty basic asphalt path. Runs along side a creek there is a part near Sardis road entrance that goes off into the woods more like a real trail then loops back to the asphalt. Looked pretty safe lots of people further down towards 74 side looks a little more sketchy but all in all decent little walk.

hiking
4 months ago

It's a loop that didn't. Maybe nicer in the Spring.

hiking
5 months ago

Part of the Whitewater Center, bring $5 for parking. Multiple routes and trails in the area. Weekends are busier, but only saw a handful of others on trail. Great dog route choices for active dogs

mountain biking
6 months ago

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

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