Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

hiking
6 days 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
9 days 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
13 days 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
18 days 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.

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
1 month ago

Good Hike was great with The Family

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
1 month 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.

Nice greenway rolling hill stretch through the wooded neighborhood.

Had a great time. A little more for MTB but still a good workout.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful greenway great for walking or biking

One of my favorite places to hike in Charlotte. You have to watch out for mountain bikers, but they have signs that encourage the walkers to go one way and then bikers opposite direction so you can see them coming. And if it’s getting too long, lots of switchbacks that you can cut across.

trail running
1 month ago

Not the greatest/most scenic trail in the area but never that busy and always plenty of parking. A lot of room to run and great when you don’t want to have to drive far or battle Uptown traffic.

North main trail wasn't crowded, with beautiful views of the Catawba. Cross the little shaky bridge and walk left for a sweet little spot to sit on the rocks and enjoy the river view :)

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great trial with optional loops like the rollercoaster and lake loops.

it's a nice place but the $6 parking fee is ridiculous.

Great trail to run, very technical so be ready for a challenge. Just make sure to run/hike the opposite direction of the bikers and you shouldn't have any issue seeing each other. Taking all of the black diamond bike routes should put out a distance just over 4 miles.

good for a morning walk with the dog and coffee

the trail I went on was definitely made for mountain bikes but I was fortunate to be the only one out there. crazy awesome place to trail run.

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