Best city walk trails in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Explore the most popular city walk 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.
Map of city walk trails in Charlotte, North Carolina
Top trails (16)
#1 - McAlpine Creek Greenway to Campbell Creek Greenway
Idlewild Road Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m
#2 - Mallard Creek Greenway
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
#3 - Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
#4 - New Bern to Carson Rail Trail
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
This is a really nice path along the light rail. The trail is clean and well-maintained and the buildings are fun to look at. 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 residential, business, and entertainment in South End Charlotte. Accessibility: There are 2 designated handicapped-accessible spaces in the parking lot on a paved surface off of New Bern Street. 2 of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. The trail surface is paved, smooth, and typically at least 6 feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (5% or less), so this trail will likely be navigable for most wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers. Show more
#5 - Little Sugar Creek Greenway via Elizabeth Park
Elizabeth Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
#6 - Irwin Creek and Wesley Heights Greenways
Frazier Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
This is a creekside walk in the center city area of Charlotte with multiple access points. Irwin Creek Greenway runs through and around part of uptown Charlotte. This paved and gravel greenway is a place to walk, jog, ride a bike, roller skate, push a baby carriage, and even ride a skateboard. Accessibility: This asphalt and concrete trail is estimated to typically be at least 8 feet wide. The slope is moderately steep to steep and estimated to range from -10% (downhill) to 8% (uphill) grade. The steepest downhill section, estimated from 8% to 10% grade, is located at about the 2.5 mile mark. Trail goers using mobility equipment may need assistance to navigate this portion on the return trip. There are 3 ADA-compliant car parking spots with 2 access aisles at the small paved trailhead lot.Show more
#7 - Stewart Creek and Wesley Heights Greenway
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
#8 - Little Sugar Creek Greenway via Cordelia Park
Cordelia Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
#9 - Independence Park and Arhelger Memorial
Independence Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 30 m
#10 - Fourth Ward Loop
Fourth Ward Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
This neighborhood park trail has wonderful views, benches, and small open grass lawns. Accessibility: It is unknown if there are any designated handicapped-accessible spaces along West 8th St. at the north end of the trail. The trail surface is brick or cement, and typically at least 4 feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (5% or less). There are benches along the route for resting.Show more
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