Carolina Thread Trail: Where to hike, bike, paddle

The Thread Trail in Mooresville.

Eventually, the Carolina Thread Trail will link 2.3 million people in 15 counties in the Charlotte area by trail. Currently, there are 217 miles of trail complete, some less than a half mile in length, some nearly 10. Here's a quick rundown of the completed trails. For additional information, click on the link included, which will whisk you to a more detailed account, with maps, at the Carolina Thread Trail website.

For more information on the Carolina Thread Trail and its mission, go here.

Bakers Creek Greenway / 8th Street Greenway
Kannapolis
Uses: walking, hiking, running, biking
Surface: paved
Length: 1.5 miles
More info here.

Baxter Village Trail
Fort Mill, S.C.
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 3.6 miles
More info here.

Belmont to Cramerton Sidewalk Connection
Belmont to Cramerton
Uses: walking, hiking, running, biking
Surface: paved.
Length: 1.5 miles
More info here.

Bessemer City Park Trail
Bessemer City
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 1.2 miles
More info here.

Blue Star Trail
Fort Mill, S.C.
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding
Surface: natural
Length: 1 mile
More info here.

Broad River Greenway
Boiling Springs
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding
Surface: natural
Length: 4 miles
More info here.

Buffalo Creek Preserve Trail
Mount Pleasant
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 2.1 miles
More info here.

Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln
Lincolnton
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.6 miles (loop)
More info here.

Catawba Creek Greenway
Gastonia
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 1.8 miles
More info here.

Catawba River Greenway
Mount Holly
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.3 miles
More info here.

Clark’s Creek and Mallard Creek Greenways
Charlotte
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 5.8 miles
More info here.

David Stewart Trail / Murray’s Mill Trail
Catawba
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 1.4 miles.
More info here.

Dye Creek Greenway
Mooresville
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 1.3 miles (loop)
More info here.

Fourth Creek Greenway
Statesville
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 2.6 miles

More info here.

Gateway Trail / Conover Greenway
Conover
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 1 mile
More info here.

Girl Scouts | Hornets’ Nest Council Trail
Statesville
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 2.2 miles
More info here.

Goat Island Greenway
Cramerton
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.3 miles
More info here.

Gregory Creek Greenway
Statesville
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 1.4 miles
More info here.

Harold B. McEachern Greenway
Concord
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.9 miles
More info here.

Heritage Trail Greenway
Newton
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.8 miles
More info here.

Hickory Greenway
Hickory
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 1.4 miles
More info here.

Highland Drive Park Trail
Lincolnton
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.4 miles
More info here.

Highland Rail Trail
Gastonia
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 1.5 miles
More info here.

Highland Rail Trail: Downtown Sidewalk Connection
Gastonia
Uses: cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.7 miles
More info here.

Hood Center Trail
Rock Hill, S.C.
Uses: walking, hiking, running
Surface: paved
Length: 0.8 miles
More info here.

Irish Buffalo Creek Greenway
Concord Township
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 0.2 miles
More info here.

Kings Mountain Gateway Trail
Kings Mountain, S.C.
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 3.1 miles
More info here.

Kings Mountain Gateway Trail Sidewalk Connector
Kings Mountain
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.7 miles
More info here.

Lansford Canal Trail
Chester, S.C.
Uses: walking, hiking, runnin
Surface: gravel, crushed stone
Length: 1.5 miles
More info here.

Limestone College Quarry Trail
Gaffney, S.C.
Uses: walking, hiking, running
Surface: natural
Length: 0.5 miles
More info here.

Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Charlotte
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 5.9 miles
More info here.

Little Sugar Creek Greenway: Cordelia Park to 12th Street
Charlotte
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.9 miles
More info here.

Little Sugar Creek Greenway: Huntingtowne Farm Park
Charlotte
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.8 miles
More info here.

Long Creek Trail
Charlotte
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 2.2 miles
More info here.

Love Valley Trail
Love Valley
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding
Surface: natural
Length: 2.5 miles
More info here.

Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway, McMullen Creek Greenway & Four Mile Greenway
Charlotte
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding
Surface: natural
Length: 2.5 miles
More info here.

Manchester Meadows Park Trail
Rock Hill, S.C.
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 1.1 miles
More info here.

Marcia H. Cloninger Rail Trail
Lincolnton
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 1.6 miles
More info here.

Marcia H. Cloninger Sidewalk Connection: E. Main Street
Lincolnton
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 1.4 miles
More info here.

McAlpine Creek Greenway, Campbell Creek Greenway
Charlotte
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 4.1 miles
More info here.

McDowell Creek Greenway
Cornelius/Huntersville
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 1.6 miles
More info here.

Mineral Springs Greenway
Mineral Springs
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding
Surface: natural
Length: 1.7 mile
More info here.

Mount Holly Linear Park Trail
Mount Holly
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.3 miles
More info here.

Mountain Island Park Trail
Mount Holly
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: paved
Length: 0.7 miles
More info here.

Nation Ford Greenway
Fort Mill, S.C.
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 1.4 miles
More info here.

Northside Greenway
Rock Hill, S.C.
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.6 miles
More info here.

Oakboro Rail Trail
Oakboro
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.5 miles
More info here.

Overmountain Victory Trail: Cowpens National Battlefield
Gaffney, S.C.
Uses: walking, hiking, running, horseback riding
Surface: natural surface
Length: 1.5 miles.
More info here.

Overmountain Victory Trail: Lake Welchel
Gaffney, S.C.
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 1.6 miles
More info here.

Pharr Family Preserve Trail
Midland
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 1.8 miles
More info here.

Ramsour’s Mill Trail
Lincolnton
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 0.3 miles
More info here.

Richardson Greenway
Troutman
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.8 miles
More info here.

Ridgeline Trail
Gastonia to Kings Mountain, S.C.
Uses: walking, hiking, running
Surface: natural
Length: 9.8 miles
More info here.

Riverbend Farm Trail
Midland
Uses: walking, hiking, running
Surface: natural
Length: 0.9 miles
More info here.

Riverside Greenway
Cramerton
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 1 miles (loop)
More info here.

Riverwalk: Piedmont Medical Center Trail
Fort Mill, Rock Hill, S.C.
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 2.3 miles
More info here.

Rocky Creek Trail
Great Falls, S.C.
Uses: walking, hiking, running. mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 2.4 miles
More info here.

Rocky River Blueway
Midland
Uses: paddling
Surface: water
Length: 4.5 miles
More info here.

Roger F. Snyder Greenway
Albemarle
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 1.1 miles
More info here.

Ruth G. Shaw Trail
Charlotte
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 2 miles
More info here.

Sally’s YMCA Trail
Catawba Springs
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 1.1 miles
More info here.

Seven Oaks Preserve Trail
Belmont
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 2.8 miles
More info here.

South Fork Rail Trail
Lincolnton
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural surface
Length: 0.8 mile
More info here.

South Fork River Blueway
Cramerton, Lowell, Ranlo, Spencer Mountain
Uses: paddling
Surface: water
Length: 8.4 miles
More info here.

South Fork Trail
Lowell, McAdenville
Uses: walking, hiking, running, mountain biking
Surface: natural
Length: 2.2 miles
More info here.

South Prong Rocky River Greenway, Southeast Greenway, Davidson Greenway
Davidson
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 3.3 miles
More info here.

Stuart Cramerton High School Trail
Belmont
Uses: walking, hiking, running
Surface: paved
Length: 1.5 miles
More info here.

Techpark Lakeshore Trail
Rock Hill, S.C.
Uses: walking, hiking, running
Surface: paved
Length: 0.9 miles (loop)
More info here.

Tomlinson-Moore Park Trail
Harmony
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.2 mile (loop)
More info here.

Torrence Creek Greenway
Huntersville
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.8 miles
More info here.

Uptown Charlotte Sidewalk Connector (Stonewall Street)
Charlotte
Uses: walking, hiking, running
Surface: paved
Length: 1.3 miles
More info here.

West Branch Nature Preserve Trail
Davidson
Uses: walking, hiking, running
Surface: natural
Length: 0.9 mile
More info here.

West Branch Rocky River Greenway
Davidson
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 1.1 miles
More info here.

Wylie Park Trail
Chester, S.C.
Uses: walking, hiking, running, cycling
Surface: paved
Length: 0.4 mile
More info here.

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