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Nice area with more trails than the loop shown here. All in there are about 8 miles of wooded hiking/walking trails, as well as a small interpretive center that even loans fishing poles for free. Most of the trails appear pretty well marked, though a couple of trail junctions were at parking areas so you have to look around a bit.

trail running
13 days ago

Good training spot if you work on this side of Charlotte. During Summer, there are snakes in the middle of the trail sometimes.

nice 1mile loop in an urban city, feels like the forest.

Great paced trail most of the way. Some crushed gravel trails. Along a creek. Lots of birds and other nature. Nice pond about half way.

mountain biking
20 days ago

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

mountain biking
24 days ago

I just got back into the saddle for mountain biking so its been a llllllooooonnngg time since I have rode. but I will say that this trail definitely has some challenge. but at the same time it has places for you to catch your breath.

I am a fat boy now,,, but as soon as I lose some weight I beleive the trail will be way more enjoyable.

mountain biking
26 days ago

I’m new to riding and stuck to the moderate trails. The trails were well maintained with a nice mix of hills, narrow spots, switchbacks, river views, etc. $6 to park and is a steal. Be sure to check their website before going as the trails are sometimes closed after rain. I will be going back.

I absolutely love riding at the whitewater center. These trails never bore me, even though I’m pretty sure I’ve covered almost every square inch of them by now. They do a great job of keeping them maintained and there’s nothing nicer to come off a great ride and grab a tall boy afterwards and sit by the water or stay a little later and listen to the live music.

Best place for trail running

hiking
1 month ago

A simple loop around the pond. Urban crowded park.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail. Dominated by mtb

Urban Park. Stroll in the woods. Adjacent is a disc golf course.

Tucked in behind the cemetary. Parked at the school.

trail running
1 month ago

Great endurance trail for running in the shade on a scorching hot day. Also a tremendous leg workout with all of the drop offs downhill when your legs are fatigued.

$6 entry fee at the gate fully worth it. My Husband and I hiked the 3 mile green trail today. Lots of mountain bikers but all were respectful. We would move to the side to let them pass. Beautiful views and moderate hiking. Would do it every week if we were local. We highly recommend it. Good shoes and water a must!

Great short walk!

trail running
1 month ago

Good trail only reason I am giving 4 stars is the back section by the lake is not that well marked. Got lost trying to figure out the trail back there. Just needs more markings or signs. Fast trail not much traffic at least when I was there.

Good intermediate trail and practice for some more challenging mountain rides. well maintained nice ride.

Fun fast intermediate trail, and good challenging beginner trail. Great ride without having to travel to the mountains.

good trail for beginners looking to build technical skills and fun fast intermediate ride.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Excellent trail. Several options mid trail as well as dozens of jumps. Highly recommended!

wish there was some good mtb trails but its a good ride

smaller trails around the park off of Monroe. They run crosscountry events there. Good trail for a city.

Pretty and very well-maintained. It can get somewhat crowded on pretty days.

Love running on this quiet peaceful trail.

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
2 months ago

Good Hike was great with The Family

mountain biking
2 months ago

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
2 months 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.

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