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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. Mountain bikes are appropriate here. The new 2.7-mile greenway opened by Kannapolis in 2021 offers a number of loop opportunities utilizing Oakwood Avenue sidewalks. This is a 10 foot wide paved greenway bordering the creek with benches along the way. This is a very relaxing trail that is well-shaded. Paved surface biking is appropriate on this segment. Hiking, walking and running are appropriate the entire length of the trail. 
Trail Uses
Accessible Experience Walking / hiking / running Paved surface biking Mountain biking
Location
Kannapolis (NC)
Length
3.1 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Surface
Gravel/Crushed stone, Pavement
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Fees
No
Pets
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
50-75
Restrooms
Yes
Hours
Dawn - Dusk

Description

This 3.1-mile trail provides a nice place to walk, run, or bike. A beautiful trail with multiple loop opportunities to provide a number of distance options. The trail is very shaded and well-maintained, very peaceful and quiet. The paved segment is 2.7 miles in length with three bridge crossings over Irish Buffalo Creek and its tributaries. The 0.4-mile gravel surface trail lies within Vietnam Veterans Park. This 90 acre park is operated by Cabarrus County.

Other Information

Signs along the main Vietnam Veterans' Park 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. Distance markers are not designated as of yet.

Trail Manager


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

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

Cabarrus County
Londa Strong-Director
PO Box 707
Concord, NC 28026
704-920-3350
lastrong@cabarruscounty.us
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Trailhead Information

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

Trailhead Location: MAP

 

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