Explore the most popular Wheelchair Friendly 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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3 days ago

This trail is gorgeous however, it was really muddy and the maps are very confusing. I got my feet drenched 3-4 times. It is very secluded so go with a friend or dog. I didn’t feel safe there. Also the path was not paved. Which is why I’m only giving 3 stars because parts of the trail looks like no one has walked them in years.

15 days ago

High traffic run route but so much to see and great run through South End

1 month ago

We accidentally followed this trail when hiking Cove, Cedar and Chestnut because of the poor trailhead markers. It was fine though and we enjoyed this part of the hike quite a bit.

This Urban Trail is a nice leisurely stroll through Uptown Charlotte’s “Third Ward” District. I entered the Wesley Heights Connector next to Panthers Stadium on South Mint Street. This portion starts from the sidewalk, through a couple parking lots and then enters a more private part of the trail. This part of the trail borders the railroad tracks and gives you a nice view of the Wards mid century historic homes. I followed the trail to Seversville Park, then doubled back and branched off left to Frazier Park. The park has a soccer field, playground, and a decent sized dog park. I exited the the end of the Frazier trail at Sycamore and Margaret Brown. This asphalt trail is well traveled and looks to be a community favorite. Easy access to Uptown and is a part of the Carolina Thread Trail. Every few hundred yards, there’s access to your particular neighborhood which creates a great sense of connectivity. Experience this trail and get a great tour of Charlotte’s renowned Third Ward. Walk the trail around football season and you might get a peek at a few Panthers players . See ya on the trail

This Urban Trail takes you through Charlotte’s South End District into Uptown Charlotte. It starts at the New Bern Rail Station and continues through the spine of South End. About 1/2 mile in you will have to go “off the trail” (sidewalk) due to ongoing construction. Just take a right through the bank parking lot, then take a left onto South Blvd. until you can turn left (Tremont) back onto the trail. I went a little further up and turned around just past the overpass at E. Morehead Street. At the end, you can turn around, cross over the Lynx Rail tracks, then walk up the ramp to cross E. Morehead. You will re-enter the opposite side of the trail after descending down the staircase. This is the perfect trail for visitors to get a taste of what Charlotte has to offer. If you get tired of walking, just jump on the Lynx Light Rail. Great opportunity to experience the “Walkable” residential, business & entertainment District of South End in Charlotte N.C.

Nice park for short walks in nature. I hiked every trail in the park and this one was the prettiest and most interesting. If you're making a trip here, keep in mind you won't find any "deep nature" here what I mean is there are a lot of trails around a mile or so long but you can almost always hear traffic from highways or be close to one of the many parking lots.

4 months ago

Beautiful fall leaves. We enjoyed Kingfisher trail to Shady Hollow trail up to the Nature Center and then Chestnut trail back to the campgrounds.

This is a great trail for beginners like us. There are restrooms and the trail is well-maintained. Lots of shade. We went on a Saturday morning and we only saw one other person. Our dog loved it too!

5 months ago

Good, shady hike. I combined several trails to make a loop.

Will never go back alone, incentive to get a dog or a taser. Super rape-y vibe the minute I walked onto the dirt trail—might have been the man in short shorts sitting spread eagle on a bench, might have been the young guy walking in sandals and jeans who I passed twice.

5 months ago

Very nice area; easy walk with the family or alone or whenever. Playgrounds, sprayground, tennis courts, rental facilities, picnic tables ... really nice area. The trail is pretty much a sidewalk path. I'll definitely come back with my kids to play here.

5 months ago

Great little hidden trail, very quiet clean and underused. A nice nature fix close to town. Some parts are kind of buggy and low lying so bug spray is a good idea.

6 months ago

Awesome trekking

An excellent choice to take children 10 and under for a bike ride without complaints. No high elevation so it is a smooth bike ride. There is intersection to cross over and not much for shaded areas. However this was a perfect trail to take my children on, I did not get one complaint.

I like this trail for an easy quick hike. It’s shaded 95% of the trail and it has a concrete loop for those that prefer that and then a natural loop trail off of that. It’s very clean but does have annoying bugs so you might want bug screen. The bathrooms weren’t open so a little disappointing after a 2 mile hike.

This is the cleanest trail I’ve been on in Charlotte. Short and sweet, as others have reviewed. Great quick workout and deserted, which I love (granted it’s 92 degrees out). If you want to cut your teeth by trying trail running, this is the spot. Not many tree root obstacles or rocks, and super flat. Also has a water fountain near the facility with a low faucet for rinsing or for pups. Someone even left a dog bowl so my dog could get a quick drink when we were done.

9 months ago

dog friendly..awesome

Be wary of the traffic intersections

11 months ago

Great trail close to uptown. Good for a morning hike, but beware of mud if it has recently rained!

Easy walk thru the city; not bad, not great. If there has been rain, been careful of the tunnels as the mud on the ground will be slippery. Sadly, there is active homelessness that is visible from the trail, and it is likely you may see people sleeping on benches in the park.

Wonderful city trail. Plan for very muddy sections if it has recently rained.

Nice hike. Paved trail.

Great little trail complex right outside Uptown Charlotte. Easy but unpaved so has a very natural feel.

Mon Nov 05 2018

Nice walk. Like a college campus.

Fri Sep 28 2018

We came to this trail do do a nice walk, hoping to find a good trail for when we move here with our dogs. It was not a winner for that. We did the loop twice in about 30 minutes. Not sufficient for dogs. The trail is well done though! I could see it being a great place for a field trip.

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