Carolinas Medical Center Trail-Lincoln

Trail Tips

Ride Safe

When biking, wear a helmet and use a bell to signal your approach to other trail users. Consider bringing a spare tube and pump so that you can fix a flat tire and offer help to other cyclists in need. When riding on roads, bike in the same direction as traffic.


Parking Address: 433 McAlister Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092 MAP



This sidewalk trail wraps around the CMC-Lincoln Hospital making for a nice easy 1-mile loop, though The Thread segment is .6 miles that will eventually connect to Highland Park. You will pass benches, picnic areas, and two ponds along this trail. Bathrooms are located inside the hospital.

Trail Manager

Visit the CMC-Lincoln Hospital website or more information or contact: CMC-Lincoln at 980-212-2000.



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The Carolina Thread Trail section of the sidewalk wraps around the CMC-Lincoln Hospital meandering through trees, two ponds and sitting areas.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Lincolnton (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length0.6 miles, Loop
Surface Sidewalk
Fees No
PetsPermitted on leash
Motorized vehiclesNot Permitted
ADA CompliantYes
Number of parking spaces50+
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

Trail Tips

Avoid the Ivy

Learn to recognize poison ivy, which commonly grows along the edges of trails, fields, and rivers. If contacted, use soap and a washcloth to vigorously wash the oils from your skin.

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