Clarks Creek and Mallard Creek Greenways

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.
Trail Uses
Accessible Experience Walking / hiking / running Paved surface biking
Location
Charlotte (NC)
Length
5.7 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Surface
Gravel/Crushed stone, Pavement
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Fees
No
Pets
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
50
Restrooms
No
Hours
Dawn - Dusk

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
Gwen Cook
5841 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
980-314-1000
Park-Admin@mecklenburgcountync.gov
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Trail Tips

Beat the Heat
Wear lightweight, breathable clothes and consider exercising in the morning or evening, when it is cooler. Drink plenty of water before, during, and after activity.
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Trailhead Information

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

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