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Little Sugar Creek Greenway: Polk State Historic Site to SC Line

This segment of Little Sugar Creek Greenway is 2.5 miles, between the James Polk Historic Site and the SC state line, where it connects to a subdivision's street network. Of moderate difficulty due to a few long gradual inclines, the curving route includes numerous benches and views of the creek and wildlife. (There is no public parking at the southern terminus of the trail in the Prestwick development.)
Trail Uses
Accessible Experience Walking / hiking / running Paved surface biking
2.50 miles, One Way
Boardwalk, Pavement
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces


This curvilinear section of Little Sugar Creek Greenway is approximately 2.5 miles in length and provides numerous rest points and overlooks of the riffles in the creek. The 12-ft wide greenway is mostly asphalt but also includes concrete decking on the boardwalks and bridges. The route is bordered by grass shoulders, wooded areas, and wildflowers, as well as the creek itself. Trail users may spot deer in the woods or geese in the creek. Several access trails provide connectivity to surrounding street networks.

**Please note that the southern terminus of Little Sugar Creek Greenway at the NC-SC state line does not have public parking. If you are planning a trip to that location, the nearest trailheads are at Pineville Lake Park and James K. Polk Historic Site.

Other Information

Greenways in Mecklenburg County operate 24/7, as they are transportation components of a larger network. The trail is 12 feet wide and paved. All access complies with ADA Recreational Trails. Wayfinding on the site specifies the rules and regulations. Mile markers are part of the signage. There is no lighting on the trail.

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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.

Trailhead Information

Parking locations:

12031 Lancaster Highway, Pineville, NC 28134 (James K Polk Historic Site), MAP

      Trailhead location: MAP

387 Lake Dr, Pineville, NC 28134, MAP

Trailhead location: MAP

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January 24, 2024
Hi Brian! While there is parking space at the SC terminus it is for the neighborhood only, not public parking. The closest public parking access is at 387 Lake Dr, Pineville, NC 28134.
January 21, 2024
It seems the SC terminus does have public parking lot, for about five cars.
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