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McDowell Creek Greenway

Trail Tips

Snack Attack

Bring along a small snack in case you get hungry or feel a drop in energy while exercising.

Trailhead

Parking Address: 16815 Cranlyn Rd, Birkdale Village, Huntersville 28078. MAP.

Trailhead Location: near Birkdale Village MAP

Trailhead Location: near Westmoreland Athletic Complex MAP

Description

This 1.5-mile, out-and-back trail is ideal for walking, running, and biking. The paved trail is relatively flat and is one of the many greenways maintained by Mecklenburg County. In addition to being a designated section of the Thread Trail, this segment is also a designated section of the Lake Norman Bike Route.

The trail winds through wetland habitats and an old field, providing a range of habitats for wildlife that make their homes in the surrounding area. Many species of plant inhabit the damp environment. Milkweed, a butterfly attractant, is common along the trail, providing visitors with many opportunities to view colorful butterflies in the warmer months.

Trail Manager

Visit the Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation website for more information and a printable trail 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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The McDowell Creek Greenway is a paved trail that provides access to Birkdale Village, Robbins Park, and the Westmoreland Athletic Complex.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Cornelius (NC)
Huntersville (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length1.5 miles, One Way
Surface Pavement
Fees No
PetsPermitted on leash
Motorized vehiclesNot Permitted
ADA CompliantYes
Number of parking spaces100+
RestroomsNo
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

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Trail Tips

Slippery When Wet

Some trails will be slippery after a rain or if they are covered in fallen leaves. Watch your step!

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