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Explore the best rated trails in Charlotte, NC. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Highland Rail Trail and Piedmont Medical Center Trail. With more than 36 trails covering 85 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Kings Mountain Gateway Trail

Nice Trail

January, 2023 by sewupscalequilts

I thought this was a nice trail. It was clean and there were quite a few people on the trail. I enjoyed the walk. There are bathrooms although we did not use them. There were some hills.

Shelby Rail-Trail

Lots of bridges

January, 2023 by tuckeybailbonding

Suspension bridge is a unique feature— easy, mostly flat trail, by the water, unpaved. Lots of bridges. Cool rock formations in the water, and small dam-like water fall.

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Great ride esp on weekday mornings

September, 2022 by iretireu

We love this ride.

Accordion

Statesville Greenway Trail

Nice trail..wear bug spray!!

September, 2022 by morgansmom04

Nice trail..wear bug spray!!

Antiquity Greenway

easy quiet walk

August, 2022 by jimrobin1205

It was a very nice, easy walk. Asphalt path was clean, well kept and wide following a power line right of way. Slight decline one way and incline on the way back. Not strenuous though but I did break a slight sweat. No shade at all. We walked on a cloudy afternoon 5:00 pm 83 degrees and it was nice. If it had been sunny and hotter it would not have been enjoyable at all. Some bug spray would have been good. Had some knats. Saw some bunnies and birds.

Heritage Trail Greenway

Really enjoyed this trail and the scenery. Bringing our twin daughters to ride next time.

July, 2022 by srebeccawhite

Really enjoyed this trail and the scenery. Bringing our twin daughters to ride next time.

South Fork Rail-Trail

Scenic, flat trail along river

May, 2022 by gypsyweaver1010

The trail has been extended a little and is now four (4) miles round trip. It’s pretty level so it’s easy to walk, and wide enough for people to pass each other going the opposite direction. It runs along the South Fork River and has a couple of small dams along the way for possible photo opportunities. Definitely relaxing as the trail is mostly surrounded by trees and nature, and there are several benches along the trail if you need to take a break. It is a natural trail, but has some gravel in a few spots to prevent it from washing out. I’ve seen some people riding mountain bikes on it too. I would definitely recommend this trail to get some exercise, walk your dog (best friend), and enjoy nature.

Caldwell Station Creek Greenway

Their is a wide concrete side walk to and down Bailey Road to the high school. At that point there is a cross walk that connects to the Greenway to Davidson and Antiquity.

November, 2021 by jasonhappe

Their is a wide concrete side walk to and down Bailey Road to the high school. At that point there is a cross walk that connects to the Greenway to Davidson and Antiquity.

Caldwell Station Creek Greenway

Afternoon Ride

November, 2021 by resifenceinc

This is a nice ride through the woods. I rode it mid day on a week day lots of walkers .

McDowell Creek Greenway

The new extension from Westmoreland to Magnolia Ridge (By Publix) is a great addition.

October, 2021 by jasonhappe

The new extension from Westmoreland to Magnolia Ridge (By Publix) is a great addition.

Marcia H. Cloninger Rail-Trail

great for running

October, 2021 by cnanney

Beautiful and good terrain for running

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Map Needs To Be Updated

September, 2021 by ksk6963

This wonderful trail now begins at the Andrew Polk State Historic Site.

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