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Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway, McMullen Creek Greenway & Four Mile Creek Greenway

This section of trail extends along the creek and connects the Lower McAlpine Creek, McMullen Creek and Four Mile Creek greenways. In its entirety, the network extends 5.8 miles (2.3 miles of which are designated as part of the Thread Trail) and is comprised of paved trail, boardwalk, and sidewalk. There are two parking lots that provide access to the network.
Trail Uses
Accessible Experience Walking / hiking / running Paved surface biking
Location
Charlotte (NC)
Length
2.30 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Surface
Boardwalk, Sidewalk, Pavement
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Fees
No
Pets
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
50
Restrooms
Yes
Hours
Dawn - Dusk

Description

This paved 2.3-mile segment of the Carolina Thread Trail follows a southern route along Lower McAlpine Creek and underneath I-485 to Vista Gard Court before swinging back north along the McMullen Creek Greenway. From the Johnston Road trailhead, the greenway also runs east along Four Mile Creek. This network provides an excellent play to walk, run, and bike.

These greenways run through a unique floodplain and wetland habitat. The first documented Great Blue Heron rookery in Mecklenburg County was found nestled among the trees that now line the trail. The area also provides shelter to many other birds--including two colorful migratory species, the American Redstart and the Scarlet Tanager.

Trail Manager

Visit the Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation website for more information and a printable map or contact:

Mecklenburg County
5841 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
980-314-1000
Park-Admin@mecklenburgcountync.gov
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Trailhead Information

Parking Address:  11823 Johnston Road, Charlotte, NC 28226. MAP

Trailhead Location: MAP

Additional Parking: There is a second parking lot located at 404 Vista Grande Circle, Charlotte, NC 28226. MAP

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January 24, 2024
Hi Laurie! Four Mile Creek Greenway is in Charlotte off of Johnston Road. You can park at the trailhead at 11823 Johnston Road, Charlotte, NC 28226.
lfranklin1107
January 20, 2024
Where is Four Mile Creek Greenway?
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