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.
Parking Address: J.W. Mickey McGee Park: 219 Corban Ave SE, Concord, NC 28025 MAP
Parking Address: 71 McCachern Blvd SE, Concord, NC 28025 MAP
Trailhead Location: MAP
The McEachern Greenway in Concord, NC connects downtown Concord with J.W. Mickey McGee Park and the Les Myers Greenway. The Carolina Thread Trail segement comprises roughly 1-mile of the larger 4-mile Downtown Greenway Loop. Additional information and a map of the 4-mile system is available here. The McEachern section is a part of the Carolina Thread Trail. It is composed of a wide paved trail for pedestrians and bicyclists (with helmets). There are trail markers ever 1/4 mile. Bathrooms are located at J.W. Mickey McGee park.
Parts of the trail consist of long low-lying wood paths over wetlands. There are a series of Lifetrail exercise stations along the trail, which provide opportunities and directions for a circuit workout along the way. In addition, there are several covered picnic benches scattered throughout the trail. It is perfect for exercise, a picnic, or a connection to downtown.
*Special note: The Thread Trail designated section of this trail system is the McEachern Greenway. Other segments of the Downtown Greenway Loop are located on neigboorhood sidewalks as opposed to independent greenway. Cyclists continuing on the non-Thread Trail segments should be aware of this distinction and heed traffic patterns.
Visit the City of Concord website for more information or contact:
City of Concord
Parks & Recreation
PO Box 308
Concord, NC 28026