First Broad River TrailFirst Broad River Trail is currently closed to the public for trail maintenance. Please check back and enjoy the improved trail once work is done.

Irish Buffalo Creek Greenway

This 3.1-mile trail can be described as two segments: The first 0.4-mile natural-surface segment winds through a wooded area within Vietnam Veterans Park owned by Cabarrus County; additionally a 2.7-mile greenway, constructed by Kannapolis north of the park, provides a wide, paved facility with a number of loop opportunities utilizing Oakwood Avenue sidewalks. 
Trail Uses
Accessible Experience Walking / hiking / running Paved surface biking Mountain biking
Kannapolis (NC)
3.10 miles, One Way
Gravel/Crushed stone, Pavement
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
Dawn - Dusk


The 0.4-mile gravel surface portion of the trail lies within Vietnam Veterans Park. This 90-acre park is operated by Cabarrus County. The 10-ft wide, paved greenway north of the park borders the creek and provides a nice place to walk, run, bike, or rest on a bench. The multiple loop opportunities to provide a number of distance options. The paved segment is 2.7 miles in length with three bridge crossings over Irish Buffalo Creek and its tributaries. 

Other Information

Signs along the Vietnam Veterans' Park entrance road lead to the Trailhead parking lot. Park and trail rules are posted at each entrance. A future trailhead parking lot is planned on Rogers Lake Road at the north end of the trail. Hours are dawn to dusk.

Trail Manager

For the gravel surface trail within Vietnam Veterans Park, visit the Cabarrus County website for more information.

For the paved greenway operated by Kannapolis, visit or contact Parks & Recreation Director at 704-920-4343.

Cabarrus County
PO Box 707
Concord, NC 28026
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Trailhead Information

Parking Address: 760 Orphanage Road, Concord, NC 28027. MAP.

Trailhead Location: MAP


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July 21, 2022
There is now parking available at the Rogers Lake Rd trailhead. It is a paved lot with 14 parking spots (2 are handicapped spaces). The address is:

4285 Rogers Lake Rd, Kannapolis, NC 28081
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