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McAlpine Creek and Campbell Creek Greenway

Trail Tips

Pace Yourself

Plan to exercise for short time or distance, at a comfortable pace. As you become more active, you can gradually increase your output and notice your endurance as it improves.

Trailhead

Parking Address:

8711 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212. MAP

300 Boyce Road Charlotte, NC 28211 (James Boyce Park) MAP

110 Old Bell Road Charlotte, NC 28270. MAP

Trailhead Location: MAP

Description

McAlpine Creek Greenway is the southern portion of the greenway and extends from McAlpine Creek Park to Margaret Wallace Road. It is constructed mainly of crushed gravel, but there are short segments which are paved or sidewalks. Campbell Creek Greenway is the paved, northern portion of the greenway and is shaded by trees on both sides for nearly its entire length. Numerous pedestrian and community access points also are available along these two greenways. The Campbell Creek Greenway was recently extended to Lockmont Drive to make the entire greenway a 5.1-mile segment.

The McAlpine Creek and Campbell Creek greenways will delight nature enthusiasts. With 188 documented species of birds along the trail and nearby populations of otters and beavers, trail visitors can enjoy recreating in a wildlife-rich area. The land around the trail also hosts Mecklenburg County's only population of a native Lakespur (Delphinium tricorne), a very rare, purple wildflower that blooms in the spring.

The McAlpine Creek Greenway was constructed it in 1978, making it the first public greenway constructed in North Carolina's western Piedmont. Along the trail, visitors can find the ruins of the Lucas Family Grist Mill, a mill constructed in the early 1900s.

For a virtual tour of the McAlpine Creek and Campbell Creek Greenway, check out the video below, created by Jon White, Davidson Impact Fellow '19-'20, in partnership with the National Black MBA Association - Charlotte Chapter.

Trail Manager

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

Mecklenburg County
Parks & Recreation Department
5841 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: 980-314-1000
Park-Admin@mecklenburgcountync.gov

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McAlpine Creek Greenway and the Campbell Creek Greenway connect in the McAlpine Creek Park in Charlotte. McAlpine Creek Greenway is mostly crushed gravel while Campbell Creek Greenway is paved asphalt.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Charlotte (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length5.1 miles, One Way
Surface Gravel/Crushed stone
Boardwalk
Sidewalk
Pavement
Fees No
PetsPermitted on leash
Motorized vehiclesNot Permitted
ADA CompliantPartial
Number of parking spaces100+
RestroomsNo
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

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