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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 City Walk . With more than 46 trails covering 136 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

May, 2024 by mkgates22

Ride my e-bike on Foote trail. It was small gravel. Good quick ride. Walked my bike on asphalt trail because of lots of walkers but it wasn’t a long walk. Will go back not far from my house.

Lower McAlpine Creek, McMullen Creek & Four Mile Creek Greenways

green trail

May, 2024 by pasmouli5

It was a sunny day and i did biking . Awesome trail.

Piedmont Medical Center Trail

love it

May, 2024 by pasmouli5

Excellent trail for biking. Will go again.

Accordion

City Walk

Really cool ride through downtown Hickory. You can ride from 1 bike shop to another but you have to cross a busy road to do it.

May, 2024 by bilpedigo

Really cool ride through downtown Hickory. You can ride from 1 bike shop to another but you have to cross a busy road to do it.

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Great Trail!

May, 2024 by evada

Except for a little roll on the southern most end, the southern 10 miles are flat, wide and smooth with several rest stops and no, repeat *no* street crossings. A very good trail.

Shelby Rail-Trail

Nice trail love the bridge.

March, 2024 by nharman84

My only complaint is the bridge has been locked for months with what seems like no real reason at this point.

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

extension

March, 2024 by m.september1971

The new extension on the south end of Charlotte is very enjoyable to ride

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

trail information not current.

March, 2024 by raven3

Going south, the map stops at Rt 485, however the trail does continues south into Pineville and beyond. There are areas further north that utilize city streets in upscale neighborhoods due to construction as part of hospital construction project. The trail is terrific just need to update the map.

Bakers Creek Greenway

Great stroll

March, 2024 by ladyleslie1981

Great trail but could get confusing when it connects to other trails. Overall great experience and environment!

Irish Buffalo Creek Greenway

Very Nice!

February, 2024 by britneelong06

Me and my husband bring our kids here a lot. The trail is nice and is paved for most of it. It’s very easy to walk for little ones and easy to roll a stroller. We will continue come because it has a little bit of everything.

Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail

Not Kid Friendly

February, 2024 by britneelong06

It definitely is not kid friendly. There are too many roots, holes, and giant rocks to use a stroller and my 5 year old kept tripping over it all we didn’t make it a very far before we had to turn around. We will come back just not with the little ones.

Lindsay Pettus Greenway

This was a good run. The trail is mostly flat. It's measured out and it's accurate. I really enjoyed this route and plan to revisit.

February, 2024 by laqnda82

This was a good run. The trail is mostly flat. It's measured out and it's accurate. I really enjoyed this route and plan to revisit.

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