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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trail running
2 days 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
6 days 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

22 days 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.

1 month ago

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

2 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
3 months ago

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

Awesome trail! Great for kids. I will be coming back!

Great venue! You can spend all day there having a blast. The extensive running and biking trails are well kept and challenging. Traffic is heavy on the weekends, but a def spot to check out.

What a fun place to enjoy the entire day. We went on a Thursday and for the second whitewater trip we did a big water class 4. ZIp lines and multiple ropes coarse were awesome!

It's a great hike. Very peaceful, but if it wasn't for this AllTrails app I would still be wondering around. The trails are not marked well at all. More than half the time I was trying to figure out which way to go because all of a sudden there would be a split in the trail and I wasn't sure which trail to take. I took the wrong one and ended up lost but found my way to the road which I took back to find my car. The trails need to be clearly marked every 30 or so feet. Both biking and walking trails.

4 months ago

Took the dogs to this trail today and it was only us. Very peaceful with a lot of nice views. Simple hike but still enjoyable.

4 months ago

I enjoyed this walk through an area where there have been strong efforts made to cultivate native botanicals. There are no bikes allowed so it made the experience more peaceful. We saw many examples of of flora, fungi and numerous deer tracks. It is a relatively flat terrain. If walked in a counter clock-wise direction, it starts with sunny open meadow views with a picnic area at the midpoint and ends with forest glen vistas. This walk wold be appropriate for people who have difficulty with inclines.

I would rate the trails higher, but can't. The USNWC may say the trails are for hiking and biking, but the trails are too narrow for both activities. Also, mountain bikers don't give any warning when they're coming up from behind to hikers or slower bikers. They just hope you hear them and get out of the way, which is hard to do on narrow trails or if you have headphones on. USNWC either needs to designate some trails are for mountain bikes and others are for hiking, make the trails wider (which I know is expensive and hard to do), or put up signs telling bikers to give warnings.

I was nearly ran over by several mtn bikers the other day, b/c they gave no warnings. Luckily, I heard them before it was too late.

Great trails but can be confusing to navigate the first several times you ride it. Poorly marked directions. Some challenging sections to keep it interesting !

Great to hike, easy path.

Even surfaces but right next to neighborhoods. Good urban trail.

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