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Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Charlotte area

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Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina map area

Charlotte, North Carolina

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BIKE PATHS / WALKING PATHS

Avon / Catawba Creeks Greenway

Campbell Creek Greenway

Charlotte Rail Trail

Clarks Creek Greenway

Four Mile Creek Greenway (east)

Four Mile Creek Greenway (west)

Irwin Creek Greenway

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Mallard Creek Greenway

McAlpine Creek Greenway

McDowell Creek Greenway

McEachern Greenway

McMullen Creek Greenway

Norfolk Southern Railroad Trail

Six Mile Creek Greenway

South Prong West Branch Rocky River Greenway

Stewart Creek Greenway

Toby Creek Greenway

Torrence Creek Greenway

The City of Charlotte is located east of the Catawba River and along the border of North Carolina and South Carolina.

The city has a number of greenways with paved trails located alongside creeks. These trails wander through the natural areas and connect to parks, schools and residential neighborhoods.

Little Sugar Creek Greenway

The Little Sugar Creek Greenway is a 1.29-mile long paved pathway that is travels through the natural areas and parks alongside the creek in the heart of Charlotte. The trail has three separate sections that span from Parkwood Avenue to E. Woodland Road. The trail runs adjacent to Downtown Charlotte goes past Alexander Street Park, Thompson Park, Midtown Park, Freedom Park, Central Park, Whittington Field and Discovery Place Nature. 

Charlotte Rail Trail

The Charlotte Rail Trail is a paved pathway that follows alongside the tracks for the LYNX Charlotte Light Rail System in the downtown Charlotte area. The pathway goes past several of the stations for the LYNX system. The pathway spans from a point near Clanton Road to E. Morehead Street and then a separate section spans from E 4th Street to E. 9th Street.

The pathway goes past the Time Warner Cable Arena, ImaginOn: The Joe & John Martin Center and the UNC Charlotte Center City building.

Irwin Creek Greenway & Stewart Creek Greenway

The Irwin Creek Greenway and the Stewart Creek Greenway are located to the northwest of Downtown Charlotte. The trails go past the Bank of American Stadium, Frazier Park and Irwin Avenue Elementary School.

Campbell Creek Greenway, McAlpine Creek Greenway

The Campbell Creek Greenway, McAlpine Creek Greenway combine to form a 4.2-mile long paved pathway system located to either side of Highway 74 on the southeast side of Charlotte. These trails travel through the natural areas and parks adjacent to the creeks and go past residential neighborhoods and commercial centers.

The Campbell Creek Greenway is 1.6-miles long and spans between E. W. T. Harris Boulevard at E. Lane Drive to Highway 74. The McAlpine Creek Greenway in 2.6-miles long and spans between Highway 74 and Sardis Road. The trail goes past McAlpine Creek Park and James Boyce Park.

Clarks Creek Greenway and Mallard Creek Greenway & Toby Creek Greenway

The Clarks Creek Greenway, Mallard Creek Greenway  & Toby Creek Greenway form a 8.7-mile long paved trail system located to the northwest of the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on the north side of the city.

The Clarks Creek Greenway is 2.5-miles long and follows alongside the meandering Clarks Creek past residential neighborhoods from Fairlea Drive to a point west of Mallard Creek Road where it meets up with the Mallard Creek Greenway. The Mallard Creek Greenway is 4.6-miles long and spans between Amaranthus Court and a point to the northeast of E. Mallard Creek Road. The trail connects to the Toby Creek Greenway on the north side of the UNC campus. The Toby Creek Greenway is 1.5-miles long and follows the creek through the UNC campus.

McMullen Creek Greenway, McAlpine Creek Greenway and Four Mile Creek Greenway

The McMullen Creek Greenway, McAlpine Creek Greenway and Four Mile Creek Greenway combine to form a 6.1-mile long paved pathway system located on the south side of Charlotte near Interstate 485. The trails travel through the natural areas alongside the creeks and go past residential neighborhoods and commercial areas.

The McMullen Creek Greenway is 1.7-miles long and spans between Pineville-Matthews Road to just south of the interstate. The McAlpine Creek Greenway is 2.4-miles long and picks up at the south end of the McMullen Creek Greenway and heads back north tucking under the interstate and extends to Johnston Road. The Fourmile Creek Greenway is about 2-miles long and spans between Johnston Road and Rea Road.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in North Carolina

Below is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of North Carlolina.

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