Explore our favorite places to run

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#1 Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Description

The Little Sugar Creek Greenway connects many of the best parts of the Queen City.

#2 Mallard & Clark Creek Greenway

Description

Seven miles of paved and gravel surface trail, following the creek bed and well shaded, the Mallard Creek and Clarks Greenways connect for great running experience.

#3 Toby Creek Greenway

Description

Toby Creek connects with Mallard and winds you through the beautiful campus of UNC Charlotte.

#4 McAlpine & Four Mile Creek

Description

Four miles of paved or crushed gravel greenway follow a bio-diverse creek bed. Running through McAlpine Creek Park, the trail connects with a 5K, championship cross country course.

#5 Light Rail Trail

Description

This concrete path leads runners for over three miles from the center of uptown Charlotte to South End, passing plenty of restaurants and breweries on the way.

#6 Noda Brewing Run Club

Description

Beer has calories. Running burns calories. It’s pretty simple. Join NoDa Brewing Run Club every Wednesday at 6:30pm (March – October) and Sunday at noon (November – February) for a 1, 3 & 5 mile route that begin and end at the taproom where we toast our fitness victory. After all, isn’t any run you end with a brew a personal best? We run rain or shine and welcome runners of all abilities. And whether it’s beer or running–don’t forget to pace yourself.

#7 Backyard Trails

Description

Located in the heart of Charlotte, these trails are very accessible. While primarily used by mountain bikers, these technical trails are also very fun to run with the right pair of shoes!

#8 McAlpine Creek Greenway

Description

Four miles of paved or crushed gravel greenway follow a bio-diverse creek bed. Running through McAlpine Creek Park, the trail connects with a 5K, championship cross country course.

#9 U.S. National Whitewater Center

Description

With over 50 miles of trail, this is a hotspot for trail runners new and old. There is a $5 parking fee that goes directly towards trail maintenance so these are well maintained.

#10 Reedy Creek Park

Description

Check out 4 miles of wide, fire access roads where you don't have to worry about rolling ankles while still enjoying the outdoors. You can also dive into their 6 miles of single track if you want to get a little more technical.

#1 Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Description

The Little Sugar Creek Greenway connects many of the best parts of the Queen City.

#2 Mallard & Clark Creek Greenway

Description

Seven miles of paved and gravel surface trail, following the creek bed and well shaded, the Mallard Creek and Clarks Greenways connect for great running experience.

#3 Toby Creek Greenway

Description

Toby Creek connects with Mallard and winds you through the beautiful campus of UNC Charlotte.

#4 McAlpine & Four Mile Creek

Description

Four miles of paved or crushed gravel greenway follow a bio-diverse creek bed. Running through McAlpine Creek Park, the trail connects with a 5K, championship cross country course.

#5 Light Rail Trail

Description

This concrete path leads runners for over three miles from the center of uptown Charlotte to South End, passing plenty of restaurants and breweries on the way.

#6 Noda Brewing Run Club

Description

Beer has calories. Running burns calories. It’s pretty simple. Join NoDa Brewing Run Club every Wednesday at 6:30pm (March – October) and Sunday at noon (November – February) for a 1, 3 & 5 mile route that begin and end at the taproom where we toast our fitness victory. After all, isn’t any run you end with a brew a personal best? We run rain or shine and welcome runners of all abilities. And whether it’s beer or running–don’t forget to pace yourself.

#7 Backyard Trails

Description

Located in the heart of Charlotte, these trails are very accessible. While primarily used by mountain bikers, these technical trails are also very fun to run with the right pair of shoes!

#8 McAlpine Creek Greenway

Description

Four miles of paved or crushed gravel greenway follow a bio-diverse creek bed. Running through McAlpine Creek Park, the trail connects with a 5K, championship cross country course.

#9 U.S. National Whitewater Center

Description

With over 50 miles of trail, this is a hotspot for trail runners new and old. There is a $5 parking fee that goes directly towards trail maintenance so these are well maintained.

#10 Reedy Creek Park

Description

Check out 4 miles of wide, fire access roads where you don't have to worry about rolling ankles while still enjoying the outdoors. You can also dive into their 6 miles of single track if you want to get a little more technical.


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