Best trails in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Looking for a great trail near Charlotte, North Carolina? AllTrails has 73 great trail running trails, hiking trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Crowders Mountain State Park or Kings Mountain State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Latta Plantation Park or Reedy Creek Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 62 easy trails in Charlotte ranging from 0.7 to 11.4 miles and from 534 to 830 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Charlotte, North Carolina
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#1 - Colonel Francis Beatty Park Loop
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 53 m
Singletrack loop with little, if any, elevation gain. Mildy technical, but all levels of experience can have a great time. It can be rooty at times, but fun walking or mountain biking at speed. Please note that mountain bikes are not allowed on trails when they are wet.Show more
#2 - Reedy Creek Nature Preserve Trail
Reedy Creek Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
#3 - 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
#4 - McAlpine Creek Greenway to Campbell Creek Greenway
Idlewild Road Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m
#5 - Roller Coaster to Main Loop to Big Lake Loop
Sherman Branch Mountain Biking Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 3 h 54 m
This is a clockwise loop of singletrack trails. Great for geared XC bikes and single-speed. Show more
#6 - Mallard Creek Greenway
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
#7 - Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
#8 - 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%.Show more
#9 - Four Mile Creek Greenway
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
#10 - McMullen Creek Greenway to Four Creek Greenway
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 4 h 43 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.Show more
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