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Clarks Creek and Mallard Creek Greenways

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Trail Tips

Think About Drinks

It’s a good idea to drink water or hydrating fluids during the day, especially when you’re active. Bring along a water bottle or hydration backpack on the trail.

Trailhead

Parking Address: 201 East Mallard Creek Church Road, Charlotte, NC 28262. MAP

Trailhead Location: MAP

Additional Directions: Parking is also available at the Mallard Creek Elementary School when school is not in session. MAP

Description

Clarks Creek and Mallard Creek Greenways are great places to explore in the late summer or early fall when butterflies can be found in abundance. Great blue herons, gray foxes, white-tailed deer and a wide variety of birds can be spotted much of the year along these greenways. Joggers, walkers, bikers, roller bladers, skateboarders and those with jogging strollers find these greenways a great place to get outdoors. There are numerous neighborhood connections throughout the greenway.

The Clarks Creek and Mallard Creek Greenway is the "longest greenway, stretching more than 7.40 miles and enjoyed by many user groups.  Mallard Creek Greenway is part of the Cross-Charlotte Trail, a partnership between Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte that strives to develop a 26 mile contiguous trail.  This greenway will connect the SC/NC State line to Cabarrus County." MeckNC.gov More than 5.7-miles between these two greenways are part of the Carolina Thread Trail.

Trail Manager

Visit the Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation wesbite for more information and contact:

Mecklenburg County
Parks & Recreation Department
5841 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: 980-314-1000
Park-Admin@mecklenburgcountync.gov

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Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Charlotte (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length 5.7 miles, One Way
Surface Gravel/Crushed stone
Pavement
Fees No
Pets Permitted on leash
Motorized vehicles Not Permitted
ADA Compliant Partial
Number of parking spaces 50
Restrooms No
Hours of operation Dawn - Dusk

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Trail Tips

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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