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McDowell Creek Greenway

Trail Tips

Save Your Skin

Use sunscreen and/or wear long light layers and a hat when out during the day.

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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Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Cornelius (NC)
Huntersville (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length 1.5 miles, One Way
Surface Pavement
Fees No
Pets Permitted on leash
Motorized vehicles Not Permitted
ADA Compliant Yes
Number of parking spaces 100+
Restrooms No
Hours of operation Dawn - Dusk

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