Mountain Island Park Trail

The Mountain Island Park Trail is a gravel and natural surface trail winding alongside Catawba River.
Trail Uses
Walking / hiking / running Mountain biking
Location
Mount Holly (NC)
Length
1.6 miles, One Way
Difficulty
Easy
Surface
Gravel/Crushed stone
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Fees
No
Pets
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
25
Restrooms
No
Hours
Dawn - Dusk

Description

**Note, this trail is currently closed due to work on the hydroelectric dam.

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. 

Trail Manager

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

Mark Jusko
Recreation Superintendent
400 E. Central Ave.
Phone: (704) 951-3006
Mount Holly, NC 28120
su.yllohtm@oksuj.kram

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Trailhead Information

Parking Address: Gravel Parking lot next to Trailhead: 400 Mountain Island Rd, Mt Holly, NC 28120 MAP

Trailhead Location: MAP

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sigma_dom11
June 25, 2022
I enjoyed the advanced version of the trail that most mountain bikers use. I will go again in a few months.
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