Two people walking on a greenway surrounded by trees


Provide recreation, transportation, fitness, and economic benefits for all to enjoy.

Greenways are linear parks that connect people and places, providing recreation, transportation, fitness, and economic benefits for all to enjoy. These trails also serve as vegetated natural buffers that promote water quality, help reduce the impacts of flooding and provide wildlife habitat. In addition to the County's greenway system, there are numerous miles of mountain bike trails managed by the Tarheel Trailblazers.

Greenway Safety

  • In case of an emergency, call 911.
  • Share your greenway name.
  • Share the closest mile marker or neighborhood exit address.

Total Mileage

  • Greenway Trails – 72.6 Miles
  • Greenway Access Trails – 22.2 Miles
  • Urban Trails – 30.1 Miles
  • Nature Preserve Trails – 79.9 Miles
  • Park Trails – 225.5 Miles (115.7 miles of paved trail and 109.8 miles of natural surface)
  • Additionally, there are numerous miles of mountain bike trails managed by the Tarheel Trailblazers:

Greenway Listing

  • people walking and biking the greenway.
    Briar Creek Greenway

    Three sections: 0.42 miles Arnold Drive to Masonic Drive, 0.9 miles behind Myers Park High School, and 1.0 mile between Randolph Road and Meadowbrook Rd.  

  • A group of people walking along Caldwell Station Greenway on a sunny day.
    Caldwell Station Greenway

    2.6 miles connect Statesville Road to Bailey Road Park (on Old Statesville Road). 

  • Campbell Creek Greenway, new section in 2017 (west of Harris Blvd). At left is the neighborhood entrance to Streamside Drive/Campbell Creek Lane.
    Campbell Creek and Upper McAlpine Creek Greenways

    5.8 miles of trail from Lockmont Dr. to Providence Rd. 

  • Two people walking on a greenway surrounded by trees
    Four Mile Creek Greenway

    3.3 miles connecting downtown Matthews with Squirrel Lake Park and from E. John St. to S. Trade St. with connections to the Matthews Heritage Trail and Matthews Sportsplex. Additional sections of the trail are part of the Lower McAlpine/McMullen trail network.

  • A person walking on Irvins Creek Greenway on a sunny day.
    Irvins Creek Greenway

    1.5 miles connecting Idlewild Rd. and Idlewild Road Park to Lakeview Cr. and Sam Newell Rd. 

  • January 2017 snow. Stewart Creek Greenway.
    Irwin Creek, Stewart Creek and Wesley Heights Greenways

    Three independent sections: 2.7 miles from State St. to Cedar St. with a connection to Freedom Dr., 1.7 miles from West Blvd. to Clanton Rd., and 1.0 mile of Stewart Tributary Greenway from Lakewood Ave. to Yellowstone Dr. 

  • Little Sugar Creek Greenway from Sharon Road West south to I-458. Photos taken March 21, 2020 as people were social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus. Bridge at I-485 across the creek to Carolina Pavilion shopping center.
    Little Sugar Creek Greenway

    Over 17 miles of trail from Brevard St. in NoDa to the South Carolina State line. Little Sugar Creek Greenway is also part of the Cross Charlotte Trail. 

  • A bridge along Long Creek Greenway on  cloudy day.
    Long Creek and Dixon Branch Greenways

    3.5 miles  I-77 east of Reames Rd. and I-485 near Trotter Rd., as well as from Long Creek to Northlake Centre Pkwy. on Dixon Branch. 

  • Two people walking on greenway.
    Lower McAlpine, McMullen Creek and Four Mile Creek Greenways

    7.3 miles through south Charlotte from Hwy 51 to Johnston Rd. and Rea Rd. This trail network includes the Little Sugar Creek/McMullen Creek Connector to Park Rd. and the Ballantyne Connector Trail to Ballantyne Corporate Pl. 

  • Two people walking dogs on greenway.
    Mallard Creek, Barton and Clarks Creek Greenways

    7.6 miles from Fairlea Dr and Amaranthus Ct. to Mallard Creek Church Road. Mallard Creek Greenway also connects to Toby Creek Greenway, which are both portions of the Cross Charlotte Trail. Mallard, Barton, and Clarks Creek Greenway trails also connect to Toby Creek Greenway.

  • McDowell Creek Greenway
    McDowell Creek Greenway

    3.25 miles from McDowell Farms Dr. to Hwy. 73 at Birkdale Village. 

  • Family walking on the greenway.
    Six Mile Creek Greenway

    0.9 miles of trail on Mecklenburg County’s southern border at Marvin Rd. that was developed in partnership with LUESA (Land Use and Environmental Services Agency).

  • Entrance to the greenway.
    South Prong Rocky River Greenway

    Operated by the Town of Davidson

    4.5 miles of greenway trails and 5.2 miles of urban trail connecting downtown Davidson, downtown Cornelius, Bailey Rd. Park and numerous other destinations.

  • Sign at the entrance of the greenway.
    Toby Creek Greenway

    2.9 miles from Mallard Creek Greenway near Kirk Farm Fields to Rocky River Road through the UNC Charlotte Campus. This trail is also part of the Cross Charlotte Trail. Toby Creek Greenway also connects to Mallard, Barton, and Clarks Creek Greenway trails.

  • Two people looking over a bridge on the greenway.
    Torrence Creek and Torrence Tributary Greenways

    2.4 miles from Gilead Rd. to Cedar River Rd. and Rosewood Meadow Ln. 

  • Family walking dog on the greenway.
    Walker Branch and Hoover Creek Greenways

    1.1 miles from S Tryon St. to Smith Rd. Nearby Hoover Creek Greenway is 0.2 miles in length. 

  • Vertical view of the West Branch Greenway on a sunny day.
    West Branch Rocky River and Abersham Greenways

    3.6 miles within Abersham Park and Fisher Farm Parks, with connections to Iredell County. An additional 2.66 miles of Fisher Farm Greenway and West Branch Rocky River Greenways are available with parking on Shearer Road and Ryker Way. A portion of West Branch Rocky River Greenway also connects to the South Prong Rocky River Greenway system.

Learn about greenway trails that are in development or under construction across Mecklenburg County.

Map and Directions