Clarks Creek and Mallard Creek Greenways

View Connector Trails

Trail Tips

Layer Up

When out on trail in cooler weather, wear layers which are easy to add/remove so that you can maintain a comfortable temperature.

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

Comments

comments powered by Disqus

This trail follows the southeastern portion of Mallard Creek Greenway from Kirk Farm Fields, through the University Research Trail, and along Clarks Creek Greenway in Charlotte, NC.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Charlotte (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length5.7 miles, One Way
Surface Gravel/Crushed stone
Pavement
Fees No
PetsPermitted on leash
Motorized vehiclesNot Permitted
ADA CompliantPartial
Number of parking spaces50
RestroomsNo
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

My Trail Activity

Sign in or Create account to:
  • Favorite this trail
  • Wishlist this trail
  • Complete this trail
  • Add a diary entry
  • Earn badges

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.

Connect on Facebook

Nearby Geocaches

Geocaching.com

Check for nearby geocaches to Clarks Creek and Mallard Creek Greenways.