Featured Trails

Little Sugar Creek Greenway: Brandywine Road to 7th Street
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Place Charlotte
Difficulty Easy
Length 5.9 miles,

Little Sugar Creek Greenway extends nearly 6 miles from Brandywine Road to 7th Street in Charlotte, NC connecting numerous attractions such as Freedom Park, Charlotte Nature Museum, Metropolitan shopping area and Central Piedmont Community College.

Pharr Family Preserve Trail
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Place Midland
Difficulty Easy
Length 1.8 miles,

The Pharr Family Preserve Trail features a 1.8-mile, out-and-back walking and biking trail located on 66 acres of land preserved by the Catawba Lands Conservancy. The Pharr Family Preserve also includes a launch for canoes and kayaks to enter the Rocky River.

Ruth G. Shaw Trail
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Place Charlotte
Difficulty Easy
Length 2.0 miles,

This 2-mile urban greenway trail branches off of Mallard Creek Greenway and offers a paved  trail that allows visitors to walk, jog, or bike through the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This trail also serves as a connector to the Mallard Creek Greenway and Clark's Creek Greenway.

Seven Oaks Preserve Trail
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Place Belmont
Difficulty Moderate
Length 2.8 miles,

This natural surface trail  is open to biking and hiking and is located on 78 acres property conserved by the Catawba Lands Conservancy.  The trail connects to trail at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, creating a 5 mile loop from the trailhead.

Carolina Thread Trails

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Bakers Creek Greenway/ 8th Street Greenway
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Place Kannapolis
Difficulty Easy
Length 1.5 miles, One Way

The Bakers Creek Greenway & 8th Street Greenway connect near Bakers Creek Park, 1.5 miles of trail are marked as the Carolina Thread Trail.

Baxter Village Trail
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Place Fort Mill
Difficulty Moderate
Length 3.6 miles, Network

The Baxter Village Trail runs directly through the Baxter Village community, is moderately hilly, and features several streams along its length.

Belmont to Cramerton Sidewalk Connection
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Place Belmont
Cramerton
Difficulty Easy
Length 1.5 miles, One Way

This sidewalk connection runs along S. Main Street and Eagle Road in order to connect the towns of Cramerton and Belmont within Gaston County.

Bessemer City Park Trail
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Place Bessemer City
Difficulty Easy
Length 1.2 miles, One Way

The Bessemer City Park Trail trail can be accessed through Bessemer City Park where there are basketball courts, a playground, and a water park.

Blue Star Trail
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Horseback Riding
Place Fort Mill
Difficulty Easy
Length 1.0 miles, Network

This Blue Star Trail is a segment of the larger Anne Springs Close Greenway connecting the Dairy Barn with the Nature Center.

Broad River Greenway
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Horseback Riding
Place Boiling Springs
Difficulty Easy
Length 4.0 miles, One Way

This natural surface trail is part of a larger network of trails along the Broad River in Boiling Springs, NC.

Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Place Mount Pleasant
Difficulty Moderate
Length 2.1 miles, One Way

The Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail is a natural surface trail that takes visitors through restored oak-savannahs, farmland, and along Adams Creek.

Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Place Lincolnton
Difficulty Easy
Length 0.6 miles, Loop

Sidewalk that wraps around the CMC-Lincoln Hospital meandering through trees, two ponds and sitting areas.

Catawba Creek Greenway
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Place Gastonia
Difficulty Easy
Length 1.8 miles, One Way

This paved greenway has several neighborhood entrances in Gastonia. Several small bridges cross over the Catawba Creek. There are numerous areas with information about the various species of birds can be found on this greenway along the trail.

Catawba Nation Greenway Trail
Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Place Rock Hill
Difficulty Easy
Length 1.6 miles, One Way

This natural surface trail runs along the Catawba River through the Catawba Indian Nation Reservation and is open to the public to enjoy and learn about this area's Native American tribe. 

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