Toby Creek Greenway - Ruth G. Shaw Trail Segment

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Trailhead

Parking Address: Mallard Creek Greenway, 201 E Mallard Creek Church Rd, Charlotte, NC 28262 MAP

Additional Parking Address: Town Center Plaza, 

Trailhead Location: MAP

Description

The entire length of Toby Creek Greenway - Ruth G. Shaw Trail is paved and roughly 10-feet wide, allowing plenty of room for walkers, runners, bikers, and skateboarders. The addition of Toby Creek Greenway to the Clarks-Mallard Greenway system provides a total of 9 miles of greenway connectivity.  Along with the additional greenways, Mecklenburg has also constructed a connector trail from the Toby Creek Greenway to North Tryon Street.

This trail was named for Ruth G. Shaw, who has contributed to our community, particularly through her leadership with the Carolina Thread Trail and as Director of the Board of Trustees for UNC Charlotte. This trail recognizes Ruth G. Shaw's life-long commitment to service and learning and celebrates her many contributions to further higher education, environmental conservation, and economic development in the Charlotte area. The Thread is pleased to honor Ruth for her service as the founding Governing Board Chair of the Carolina Thread Trail and for her many contributions to higher education, environmental protection, and economic development.

The Ruth G. Shaw Trail passes through the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and offers views of several buildings, fields, and athletic facilities. A stream flows alongside this quiet trail. During the summer months, visitors are treated to sightings of butterflies and the canopy of tulip poplars, sycamores, and box elder trees provides refreshing shade.  

Trail Manager

Visit the Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation website for more information, 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 Charlotte (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length 2.8 miles, Network
Surface Boardwalk
Pavement
Fees No
Pets Permitted on leash
Motorized vehicles Not Permitted
ADA Compliant Yes
Number of parking spaces 50+
Restrooms No
Hours of operation Dawn - Dusk

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