U.S. Whitewater Center: North Trails Loop Professional Review and Guide
"The U.S. Whitewater Center is an urban playground for the outdoor enthusiast. There are numerous activities and amenities to keep you occupied and entertained for an entire day—or more. The center boasts more than 13 miles of trails for hikers, including the scenic North Trails Loop, which follows moderate terrain beside the perimeter of the center before contouring the Catawba River back to the trailhead.
The U.S. Whitewater Center is to the outdoor enthusiast what Disney World is to a young child. Opened in August 2006, the center offers a climbing tower, zip line, challenge course, multichannel whitewater river, eco-caching adventures, bike rentals, and yes—hiking trails. To begin the scenic North Trails Loop, start from the green flags in the parking lot and hike downhill on the gravel trail."