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Highland Rail Trail - Downtown Sidewalk Connection

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This sidewalk connects the Town of Gastonia to the Highland Rail Trail, located near the intersection of Broad Street and Long Avenue.
Trail Uses
Accessible Experience Paved surface biking
Location
Gastonia (NC)
Length
0.5 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Fees
No
Pets
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
Downtown Parking
Restrooms
No
Hours
Dawn - Dusk

Description

This 0.5-mile downtown sidewalk trail connects downtown Gastonia to the Highland Rail Trail. Walkers and runners can follow this trail from the intersection of Marietta Street and Franklin Boulevard, along Long Avenue until they reach the trailhead for the Highland Rail Trail, which is located at the intersection of Broad Street and Long Avenue. The rail trail is clearly marked by a Carolina Thread Trail marker and is visible from the road.

*Special Note: Users should be cautious at street crossings and be conscious of vehicular traffic as they enjoy the trail. 

Other Information

Gaston County Bike Share is now available at Highland Rail Trail. Follow the link for more information - http://bike.zagster.com/gogaston/

Trail Manager

Visit the City of Gastonia online for more information or contact:

City of Gastonia
Cam Carpenter, Director
PO Box 1748
Gastonia, NC 28053
704-866-6839
recreation@cityofgastonia.com
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Trail Tips

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Trailhead Information

Parking Address: Gastonia Police Department, 200 E Long Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052 MAP

Trailhead Location: MAP

Additional Directions: Parking is also available throughout downtown Gastonia.

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