Mountain Island Park Trail

Trail Tips

Think About Drinks

It’s a good idea to drink water or hydrating fluids during the day, especially when you’re active. Bring along a water bottle or hydration backpack on the trail.


Parking Address: Gravel Parking lot next to Trailhead MAP

Trailhead Location: MAP


This trail has a gravel surface and is ideal for walking, running, and biking. The trail follows the banks of Mountain Island Lake, just to the right of Mountain Island Lake dam. At the end of the trail there is a loop which provides access to a secondary trail, but the main trail loops back on itself toward the end and then retraces the original trail back to the parking lot.

Almost the entire length of the trail is shaded by mature trees during the spring and summer months. A small playground, viewing area, and field are accessible from this segment of the Thread Trail.

Other Information

See Mount Holly website for a printable map.

Trail Manager

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

City of Mount Holly
Parks & Recreation
Director, Parks & Recreation
400 E. Central Avenue
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Phone: 704-951-3005


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The Mountain Island Park Trail is a gravel surface trail winding alongside Mountain Island Lake.

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Mountain Biking
Location Mount Holly (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length0.6 miles, One Way
Surface Gravel/Crushed stone
Fees No
PetsPermitted on leash
Motorized vehiclesNot Permitted
ADA CompliantNo
Number of parking spaces25
Hours of operationDawn - Dusk

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Trail Tips

Save Your Skin

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

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