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Toby Creek Greenway - Ruth G. Shaw Trail Segment

This 2.8-mile paved greenway links residential neighborhoods to businesses on US 49 and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. It passes within 0.6 miles of the JW Clay Boulevard light-rail station, which can be reached via trails and sidewalks at UNCC. Toby Creek Greenway currently runs from Rocky River Road W to the greenway intersection with Mallard Creek Greenway, near Kirk Farm Fields.
Trail Uses
Accessible Experience Walking / hiking / running Paved surface biking
Location
Charlotte (NC)
Length
2.80 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy
Surface
Boardwalk, Pavement
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Fees
No
Pets
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
50+
Restrooms
No
Hours
Dawn - Dusk

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, cyclists, and others. The addition of Toby Creek Greenway to the Clarks-Mallard Greenway system provides a total of 8.5 miles of greenway connectivity.

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 Trail 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 a peaceful part of 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
5841 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
980-314-1000
Park-Admin@mecklenburgcountync.gov
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Trailhead Information

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

Additional Parking Address: Town Center Plaza, 

Trailhead Location: MAP

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