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98 mi 158 km of trail 7 Featured Rides

Easy Trails 26 Trails Intermediate Trails 28 Trails Hard Trails 3 Trails

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Charlotte has just about every type and levels of riding available minus those long mountain climbs and pro-style jumps. With over 125 miles of trail spread throughout the area, it's hard not to find a place to ride.

It's often said if you can ride the trails here, you can ride anywhere.

Food & Drink

U.S. National White Water Center (WWC / Carolina Thread):
After a nice ride, relax on-site with a large selection of craft drafts and good food at the River's Edge while taking in the kayakers and zip liners doing their thing.

Cramerton ( Poston Park, WWC / Carolina Thread, and Rocky Branch):
South Fork Deli 119 Center Street - amazing beer selection- cheap too. Even better food- also really inexpensive for the quality.

Charlotte ( Sherman Branch ):
Jakes Good Eats 12721 Albemarle Rd - very good food - surprisingly upscale.

Charlotte (Back Yard Trail (BYT)):
The Roasting Company 1521 Montfort Dr -great Southern food and draft local craft beers ... tasty and very affordable.

Plenty of good Breweries and food trucks near Uptown Charlotte in hip Southend and NoDa neighborhoods with many restaurants nearby (like Cabo Fish Taco in NoDa!).

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5.3 mi 8.5 km
#1 Middle Third
Charlotte, NC
5.3 mi 8.5 km Charlotte, NC
Minor Issues
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Fallen Trees
40 days ago
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2.9 mi 4.7 km
#2 North Mecklenburg
Huntersville, NC
2.9 mi 4.7 km Huntersville, NC
Unknown
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26 
0.6 mi 0.9 km
#3 Tower 93 Loop
Mount Holly, NC
0.6 mi 0.9 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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26 days ago
1.3 mi 2.1 km
#4 Needle
Mount Holly, NC
1.3 mi 2.1 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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26 days ago
0.1 mi 0.2 km
#5 Beatty Pump Track
Matthews, NC
0.1 mi 0.2 km Matthews, NC
Unknown
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1.4 mi 2.2 km
#6 Beatty's Black
Matthews, NC
1.4 mi 2.2 km Matthews, NC
All Clear
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Dry
55 days ago
2.0 mi 3.3 km
#7 Tortuga
Mount Holly, NC
2.0 mi 3.3 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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26 days ago
0.3 mi 0.4 km
#8 Slalom Course
Belmont, NC
0.3 mi 0.4 km Belmont, NC
All Clear
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26 days ago
2.6 mi 4.1 km
#9 WWC East
Mount Holly, NC
2.6 mi 4.1 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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26 days ago
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6.2 mi 9.9 km
#10 Main Loop
Mint Hill, NC
6.2 mi 9.9 km Mint Hill, NC
Unknown
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11 
Mount Holly, NC
1.6 mi 2.6 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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26 days ago
Mint Hill, NC
1.8 mi 2.9 km Mint Hill, NC
Unknown
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2.6 mi 4.1 km
#13 Lake Loop
Mount Holly, NC
2.6 mi 4.1 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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26 days ago
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0.8 mi 1.2 km
#14 Figure 8
Mount Holly, NC
0.8 mi 1.2 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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26 days ago
1.4 mi 2.3 km
#15 Carolina Thread
Mount Holly, NC
1.4 mi 2.3 km Mount Holly, NC
Bad / Closed
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This section is closed for a stream improvement project per USNWC trail map
3 days ago
Stallings, NC
1.3 mi 2.0 km Stallings, NC
Unknown
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0.9 mi 1.4 km
#17 Carpet
Mount Holly, NC
0.9 mi 1.4 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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26 days ago
0.4 mi 0.7 km
#18 Wedge
Mount Holly, NC
0.4 mi 0.7 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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26 days ago
Charlotte, NC
2.2 mi 3.5 km Charlotte, NC
All Clear
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Fallen Trees - Two trees on tamale, main loop is clear now
9 hours ago
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0.5 mi 0.9 km
#20 Harrisburg Half
Harrisburg, NC
0.5 mi 0.9 km Harrisburg, NC
Minor Issues
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Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees - Florence knocked limbs and a couple larger trees down.
29 days ago

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