Charlotte Trails

Charlotte, North Carolina

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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 program helps protect local resources, such as a piece of the Piedmont Prairie at McDowell Nature Preserve. And it has just reclaimed a major urban stream corridor in downtown, the heart of a greenway expected to be 19 miles long and reach all the way to the South Carolina state line.Descriptions of the following trails are included: McAlpine Creek and James Boyce Parks; Little Sugar Creek Greenway and Freedom Park; McDowell Nature Preserve.
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Hiking North Carolina

by Randy Johnson (Falcon Guides)

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 program helps protect local resources, such as a piece of the Piedmont Prairie at McDowell Nature Preserve. And it has just reclaimed a major urban stream corridor in downtown, the heart of a greenway expected to be 19 miles long and reach all the way to the South Carolina state line.Descriptions of the following trails are included: McAlpine Creek and James Boyce Parks; Little Sugar Creek Greenway and Freedom Park; McDowell Nature Preserve.

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Activity Type: Birding, Hiking
Nearby City: Charlotte
Distance: 1-8 miles
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Local Contacts: Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Department, 5841 Brookshire Blvd., Charlotte 28216; (980) 314-1000; charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/ParkandRec/Greenways/Pages/default.aspx McAlpine Greenway Park Office; (704) 552-8213
Local Maps: USGS Charlotte East and Mint Hill. Download maps at the Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation website
Driving Directions: Directions to Charlotte Trails

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