McDowell Creek Greenway

Trailhead

Parking Address: 16815 Cranlyn Rd, Birkdale Village, 28078. MAP.

Trailhead Location: The trailhead is located at the junction of Tolland Hall Alley and Cranlyn Rd.

Additional Information: The trailhead is located in Birkdale Village and public parking is widely available. 

Description

This 1.5-mile out-and-back trail is ideal for walking, running, and biking. The paved trail is relatively flat and is one of the many greenways maintained by Mecklenburg County. In addition to being a designated section of the Thread Trail, this segment is also a designated section of the Lake Norman Bike Route.

The trail winds through wetland habitats and an old field, providing a range of habitats for wildlife that make their homes in the surrounding area. Many species of plant inhabit the damp environment. Milkweed, a butterfly attractant, is common along the trail, providing visitors with many opportunities for visitors to view colorful butterflies in the warmer months.

Trail Manager

Visit the Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation website for more information and a printable trail map or contact

Mecklenburg County
Parks & Recreation Department
5841 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: 704-432-1570
Gwen.Cook@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

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The McDowell Creek Greenway is a paved surface trail that provides access to Birkdale Village, Robbins Park, and the Westmoreland Athletic Complex.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Place Cornelius
Huntersville
Difficulty Easy
Length1.6 miles, One Way
Surface Pavement
Fees No
PetsPermitted on leash
Motorized vehiclesNot Permitted
ADA CompliantYes
Number of parking spaces100+
RestroomsNo
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

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