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Great trail but sometimes a bit busy on the weekends!

Very nice and well maintained by the county. Always see wildlife on this trail. Does flood out and get muddy in a few spots but just wait a few days and it's fine. Been riding my MTB on it for a nice, quick lunch ride for several years now. Always a nice stress reliever.

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!

Good mountain biking trails for any level mountain biker. There are three difficulties for the trails so it is also easy to pick the appropriate trail. The trails are full of free roots, so do not expect a gingerly coast once you get into the trail.

must do trail in charlotte

11 days ago

good morning and great day

24 days ago

We got a trail map in the nature center... It is also available online. The person working the desk helped us decide how to combine the trails into a 3 to 4 mile hike. We set up our hammocks by the pond... Great day!

Beautiful place to enjoy a whole day. Very nice trails, good for power walking, trail running mountain biking. Just have to be careful of bikers if you're walking. only giving it 4 stars because the trail was pretty hard to follow at intersections. Had to just wing it and look back on here to see if I was on track.