Bakers Creek Greenway and 8th Street Greenway

Trail Tips

Road Walk Wisdom

Always walk facing the direction of oncoming traffic and wear bright clothing. Pay attention to oncoming traffic, and be prepared to give the right of way if necessary.


Parking Address:
Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Department - 700 West C Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081  MAP

Cannon Memorial YMCA - 101 YMCA Drive, Kannapolis, NC 28081  MAP

Bakers Creek Park - 1275 West A Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081  MAP 

Trailhead Location: Bakers Creek Park  MAP


The Baker’s Creek Greenway runs through Baker’s Creek Park and connects the 8th Street Greenway with Baker’s Creek Park and the Village Park. The 8th Street Greenway is a 10-foot-wide paved trail and is a perfect place to walk, run, or bike. The 1.5-mile trail connects Loop Road to 8th Street, crosses 8th Street and continues to West A Street. Once the Greenway crosses West A Street, it ties into the existing Bakers Creek Park Greenway.

Highlights along the Baker's Creek Greenway include the GI Memorial House Museum, Kannapolis Cemetery, and Village Park Rotary Express Train and Splash Pad. The GI Memorial House is a historic house dating back to 1945. The home, which is located at 905 King Street, was constructed to aid with the housing shortage. For more information about the GI Memorial House or to schedule a tour, please visit the Kannapolis History Associates website.   


Other Information

Additional Directions: Please note, Bakers Creek Park has a gated parking lot and is only open during park hours. Cars left past closing time may be locked in over night. However, both Village Park and the YMCA lots are open lots and can be accessed at any time of day, including early morning.

Trail Manager

Visit the City of Kannapolis website for more information and a printable brochure and map or contact:

City of Kannapolis
Parks & Recreation
401 Laureate Way, 3rd Floor
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Phone: 704-920-4343


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

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Kannapolis (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length1.5 miles, One Way
Surface Boardwalk
Fees No
PetsPermitted on leash
Motorized vehiclesNot Permitted
ADA CompliantYes
Number of parking spacesover 100
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

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Bugs Be Gone

Wear light-colored clothing, ideally DEET-free insect repellent, or a headnet to safely keep the biting bugs at bay.

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