Mountain Island Park Trail

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

Parking Address: Gravel Parking lot next to Trailhead MAP

Trailhead Location: MAP

Description

Recently, the City of Mount Holly extended the trail south following the Catawba River. The trailhead, parking, playground and viewing area are next to Mountain Island Lake Dam, a hydroelectric dam owned by Duke Power. There are several fishing areas including a handicap fishing site perfect for catfish and bass fishing.

Almost the entire length of the trail is shaded by mature trees during the spring and summer months. There are several foot bridges and a canoe launch along the way till the trail ends in a small loop. 

Other Information

See Mount Holly website for a printable map.

Trail Manager

Visit the City of Mount Holly online for more information or contact:

Mark Jusko

Recreation Superintendent

400 E. Central Ave.
Mount Holly, NC 28120

Phone: (704) 951-3006
su.yllohtm@oksuj.kram

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The Mountain Island Park Trail is a gravel and natural surface trail winding alongside Catawba River.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Location Mount Holly (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length1.6 miles, One Way
Surface Gravel/Crushed stone
Fees No
PetsPermitted on leash
Motorized vehiclesNot Permitted
ADA CompliantNo
Number of parking spaces25
RestroomsNo
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

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Road Walk Wisdom

Always walk facing the direction of oncoming traffic and wear bright clothing. Pay attention to oncoming traffic, and be prepared to give the right of way if necessary.

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