Best wild flowers trails in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Explore the most popular wild flowers 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 wild flowers trails in Charlotte, North Carolina
Top trails (16)
#1 - Reedy Creek Nature Preserve Trail
Reedy Creek Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
#2 - U.S. National Whitewater Center Loop
U.S. National Whitewater Center
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 3 h 57 m
Note: There is a $6 entry fee at the gate. This loop combines the best of the US National Whitewater Center. It combines the North Main Loop, South Main Loop, Carpet Loop, and Lake Loop.Show more
#3 - McAlpine Creek Greenway to Campbell Creek Greenway
Idlewild Road Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m
#4 - Evergreen Nature Preserve Loop
Evergreen Nature Preserve
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 46 m
This loop consists of several small trails in the Evergreen Nature Preserve trail system. Trails include the Norland Loop Trail, Evergreen Trail, Clear Creek Trail, Tulip Tree Trail, and Potters Road Trail. The far end of the loop comes out at a neighborhood park, which includes basketball and tennis courts. There is a small paved parking area at the trail head, and a facility building with restrooms and a picnic shelter. There is a water fountain and bike rack as well. Accessibility: Users have reported that the first 0.25 miles of the loop is paved and then the surface turns to dirt (rocky, muddy, or uneven in places). The typical width varies from two feet to five feet. The natural surface trails may be too narrow for wheelchairs in some places. There are some moderately steep sections with an estimated grade up to 8% where wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users may need assistance.Show more
#5 - Clarks Creek Greenway
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 12 m
Great trail to walk along the creek and listen to the calming sounds emitted from small waterfalls. During certain times of the year, areas of the pavement are covered in mud from flood residue. Nice bike paths with several bridges. You can go into the creek and might see crawfish and salamanders. The whole trail is mostly shaded and the drawn route is nicely paved. If you continue into University Research Park, the trail turns into packed gravel. Accessibility: There are 4 designated handicapped-accessible spaces in the paved parking lot at Mallard Creek Elementary. All of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. The trail surface is paved, smooth, and typically at least 8 feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (all 5% or less) except for steep section (8-12%) at 0.1 miles going downhill when going west/uphill at 5.3 miles going east and 2.6 miles going downhill when going north/uphill at 4.1 miles going south. The steep sections have been marked with waypoints. Wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users may need assistance or to avoid these sections. There are benches along the trail for resting. Show more
#6 - McMullen Creek Greenway
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 23 m
This is a nice urban walk/hike that is perfect for stopping by in the afternoon after work or taking the kids on a Sunday afternoon. The trail is pit gravel for the first 3/4 mile and the remainder is either asphalt or elevated wood decking for over 3 more miles. You'll be sharing the trail with hikers, joggers, walkers and bikers but the wide path allows you plenty of room. There is a small picnic area at the trailhead and benches are plentiful along the trail as well as mileage markers. There are several places to detour down to the creek and I've seen numerous birds and butterflies along the way. Accessibility: It is unclear if there are any designated handicapped-accessible spaces in the paved parking lot off of Pineville-Matthews Road, west of Johnston Road, at the north end of the trail. The trail surface is gravel or paved (wooden boardwalk, cement, and asphalt), and typically at least 6 feet wide. The estimated grade is gentle (3% or less) except for 3 short moderately steep (5 to 8% grade) sections at about the 0.1, 0.9, and 1.4 mile marks when heading south.Show more
#7 - Ribbonwalk Urban Trail
Ribbonwalk Nature Preserve
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 57 m
#8 - Shady Hollow and Pine Hollow Trail
McDowell Nature Preserve
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 3 m
#9 - McAlpine Creek Greenway
McAlpine Creek Greenway
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 51 m
This is a recently opened new paved stretch of the McAlpine Creek Greenway that begins at the Sardis Road parking lot and follows the creek all the way to Providence Road. There is no parking lot at Providence Road, but the paved path will take you up to either sidewalk. This mile-long stretch includes a wide variety of Cottonwood, Boxelder, Sycamore, and a few pines. Also, there are unique wetland areas along the path. Accessibility: There is a packed gravel parking lot off Old Bell Road, but is unclear if there are any designated handicapped-accessible spaces in the parking lot. 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
#10 - Robinson Rockhouse Trail
Reedy Creek Park
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 43 m
Route to the Robinson Rockhouse Trail. This is an in and out, easy to navigate trail to the rockhouse ruins. Show more
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