Campbell Creek and McAlpine Creek Greenways Trail

Matthews, North Carolina

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Every city should have a green space where you can go and lose yourself for a few hours. In Charlotte, it’s the Campbell Creek and McAlpine Creek greenways, which run 4.1 miles along McAlpine and Campbell creeks. This greenway also serves as a spine connecting several other trails and parks. Together, they make for an all-day-sucker of escape. Like most greenways, McAlpine follows a floodplain. Unlike most, you rarely encounter its namesake creek, which parallels the path not 40 yards away but is obscured by tree cover and brush. Occasional breaks in the woods offer benches where you can rest and take in the scenery.
100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

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100 Classic Hikes in North Carolina

by Joe Miller (The Mountaineers Books)

Every city should have a green space where you can go and lose yourself for a few hours. In Charlotte, it’s the Campbell Creek and McAlpine Creek greenways, which run 4.1 miles along McAlpine and Campbell creeks.

This greenway also serves as a spine connecting several other trails and parks. Together, they make for an all-day-sucker of escape. Like most greenways, McAlpine follows a floodplain. Unlike most, you rarely encounter its namesake creek, which parallels the path not 40 yards away but is obscured by tree cover and brush. Occasional breaks in the woods offer benches where you can rest and take in the scenery.

©  Joe Miller/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Matthews
Distance: 4.1
Elevation Gain: 134 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Season: Best in Winter
Driving Directions: Directions to Campbell Creek and McAlpine Creek Greenways Trail

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