Charlotte, NC Trails and Parks

Charlotte has 57 trails in the vicinity, including 42 hiking trails and 16 for trail running. These trails range from 0.3 to 19.4 miles in length. The most popular trails are Catawba Riverfront Mountain Bike Park, Uwharrie - Keyauwee and Uwharrie - Supertree. Trails.com member Mark D. recently completed U.S. National Whitewater Center: Lake Loop.
  • Uwharrie - Keyauwee

    4 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    Keyauwee offers up a little bit of everything: fast, snaky singletrack; sketchy downhills; mean, rocky climbs; big whoop-dee-doos. It’s the kind of trail that makes you work for your fun, but ...
    •  1 to 2 hours
    •  8.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Keyauwee offers up a little bit of everything: fast, snaky singletrack; sketchy downhills; mean, rocky climbs; big whoop-dee-doos. ...

  • Uwharrie - Supertree

    4 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    If you just want to enjoy the downhill and don’t want to bother with long climbs or gnarly track, then you need to make several loops around Supertree. Once you start descending, it gets fast ...
    •  45 minutes to 1.5 hours
    •  7.7 miles
    •  Guide

    If you just want to enjoy the downhill and don’t want to bother with long climbs or gnarly track, then you need to make several ...

  • Catawba Riverfront Mountain Bike Park

    3 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    This 12-mile loop (mostly singletrack, with some doubletracks) along the Catawba River has sections as demanding as anywhere in Charlotte. It draws riders from all over the southeast to compete ...
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    This 12-mile loop (mostly singletrack, with some doubletracks) along the Catawba River has sections as demanding as anywhere ...

  • Catawba River Front

    3 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    This is a top-notch ride, only 15 minutes from Charlotte. Catawba is the kind of trail that’s doable for a determined beginner yet still challenging for an advanced rider. For the uninitiated, ...
    •  1.5 to 2.5 hours
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a top-notch ride, only 15 minutes from Charlotte. Catawba is the kind of trail that’s doable for a determined beginner ...

  • Beech Springs

    3 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    This is an excellent trail. It’s a blast to ride with enough roots, rocks, jumps, and drops to satisfy the thrasher quotient in just about anyone. Devil’s Drop gives you a choice of three insane ...
    •  40 minutes to 1.5 hours
    •  4.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This is an excellent trail. It’s a blast to ride with enough roots, rocks, jumps, and drops to satisfy the thrasher quotient ...

  • Morrow Mountain State Park

    3 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    Morrow Mountain State Park is a wooded, hilly area where more than 30 miles of trails wander over and between modest mountains. That means these forested summits give a pretty good shot at solitude. ...
    •  0.8-5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Morrow Mountain State Park is a wooded, hilly area where more than 30 miles of trails wander over and between modest mountains. ...

  • Renaissance Park

    2 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    This little secret singletrack gem lies hidden only a long wheelie’s ride from the Charlotte Coliseum. Don’t be fooled as we were into expecting a smooth, cruising trail set up for Buffy on her ...
    •  45 minutes to 1.5 hours
    •  4.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This little secret singletrack gem lies hidden only a long wheelie’s ride from the Charlotte Coliseum. Don’t be fooled as ...

  • Ribbonwalk Urban Trail

    1 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    This hike explores Ribbonwalk Urban Forest, a 200-acre natural jewel near the heart of downtown Charlotte. The start of the trail skirts the Ribbonwalk forest wetlands and wanders through the ...
    •  1 to 1.5 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike explores Ribbonwalk Urban Forest, a 200-acre natural jewel near the heart of downtown Charlotte. The start of the ...

  • U.S. National Whitewater Center: Lake Loop

    1 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    The trails that surround the whitewater course and the sprawling center traverse rolling hills bordered by the Catawba River and dotted with lakes. A steep hill near the beginning of the trail ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The trails that surround the whitewater course and the sprawling center traverse rolling hills bordered by the Catawba River ...

  • Queen City Ramble

    1 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    The Queen City Ramble leads you on a challenging tour of North Carolina’s largest city, Charlotte, and is recommended for experienced cyclists. Beginning at the chic shopping area called Southpark ...
    •  19.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Queen City Ramble leads you on a challenging tour of North Carolina’s largest city, Charlotte, and is recommended for ...

  • Lake Wylie (NC / SC Border)

    1 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    Short Take: 12,455 acres; river-type lake filled with underwater stumps, boat docks, long points, excellent structure, no vegetation. If there is a “mystery lake” in the South, the title should ...
    •  Guide

    Short Take: 12,455 acres; river-type lake filled with underwater stumps, boat docks, long points, excellent structure, no ...

  • RibbonWalk Urban Forest: Explorer Trail

    0 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    This is one of the most unique hiking destinations near Charlotte, really near Charlotte. Located on Nevin Road off Stateville Avenue, this quaint nature preserve is surrounded by residential ...
    •  About 1 to 1.5 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This is one of the most unique hiking destinations near Charlotte, really near Charlotte. Located on Nevin Road off Stateville ...

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Area

    0 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    McDowell Nature Preserve, encompassing over 1,100 acres, contains relatively large expanses of various second-growth forest habitats in a variety of successional stages. The preserve contains ...
    •  Guide

    McDowell Nature Preserve, encompassing over 1,100 acres, contains relatively large expanses of various second-growth forest ...

  • Copperhead Island Group Camp

    0 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    Copperhead Island is a great place for a large group of friends to just get away and get outside and play! If you’re the one planning the trip, rather than dealing with the logistics of getting ...
    •  Guide

    Copperhead Island is a great place for a large group of friends to just get away and get outside and play! If you’re the ...

  • McDowell Nature Preserve Campground

    0 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    Sitting right on the banks of Lake Wylie, the McDowell Nature Preserve is a great place to get back to nature, without ever leaving the city. Although the campground is not directly on Lake Wylie, ...
    •  Guide

    Sitting right on the banks of Lake Wylie, the McDowell Nature Preserve is a great place to get back to nature, without ever ...

  • Cove Trail

    0 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    Following the edge of a long, narrow cove on the eastern edge of Lake Wylie, you’ll enjoy stunning views while the dogs have several opportunities to splash around in the clear green water. At ...
    •  35 minutes
    •  1.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Following the edge of a long, narrow cove on the eastern edge of Lake Wylie, you’ll enjoy stunning views while the dogs have ...

  • Charlotte Trails

    0 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    The Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Department boasts a diverse system of trails, with 37 miles of greenways and nature preserves with singletrack trails. This award-winning county ...
    •  1-8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Department boasts a diverse system of trails, with 37 miles of greenways and ...

  • Michael Ray Walk Path

    0 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    Michael Ray Walk Path is a hiking trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 709 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.7 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  0.8 miles

    Michael Ray Walk Path is a hiking trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 709 feet altitude. ...

  • Campbell Creek Greenway

    0 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    Campbell Creek Greenway is a hiking and biking trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 594 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  1.1 miles

    Campbell Creek Greenway is a hiking and biking trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 594 ...

  • Clarks Creek Greenway-Ne

    0 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    Clarks Creek Greenway-Ne is a hiking and biking trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 726 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.0 miles with a total ...
    •  2.5 miles

    Clarks Creek Greenway-Ne is a hiking and biking trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is 2.5 miles long and begins at 726 ...

  • Uncc Fitness Trail

    0 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    Uncc Fitness Trail is a hiking trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is a mile long and begins at 666 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 244 ...
    •  1.0 miles

    Uncc Fitness Trail is a hiking trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is a mile long and begins at 666 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • Irwin Creek Greenway-C2;Wesley Heights Greenway-C1

    0 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    Irwin Creek Greenway-C2;Wesley Heights Greenway-C1 is a hiking trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is 1.6 miles long and begins at 656 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles ...
    •  1.6 miles

    Irwin Creek Greenway-C2;Wesley Heights Greenway-C1 is a hiking trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is 1.6 miles long and ...

  • Toby Creek Greenway

    0 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    Toby Creek Greenway is a hiking and biking trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 638 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.2 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  1.7 miles

    Toby Creek Greenway is a hiking and biking trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 638 feet ...

  • Briar Creek Greenway

    0 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    Briar Creek Greenway is a hiking trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 615 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  0.7 miles

    Briar Creek Greenway is a hiking trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 615 feet altitude. ...

  • Mallard Creek Greenway

    0 Reviews

    Charlotte, NC

    Mallard Creek Greenway is a hiking and biking trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is 4.6 miles long and begins at 587 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.1 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  4.6 miles

    Mallard Creek Greenway is a hiking and biking trail in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is 4.6 miles long and begins at 587 ...