Charlotte Metro

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56 mi 90 km

Rides

64 mi 103 km

Trails

46

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Easy Trails
7 Trails
Intermediate Trails
26 Trails
Hard Trails
2 Trails

Local Info

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!).

After the Ride: Local Favorites

The Cellar Try the oysters.. you'll be glad you did!
Dandelion Market Late night atmosphere is great, great beers too
118 W 5th St, Charlotte NC — (704) 333-7989
Cowbell Burger & Bar Yup, good burgers.
201 N Tryon St, Charlotte NC — (980) 224-8674
Little Village Grill The french fries are delish!!
Aria Tuscan Grill The Cucumber Gin Spritz is a delightful mix that is refreshing, lightly sweet, tart and aromatic.
100 N Tryon St, Charlotte NC — (704) 376-8880
Vapiano Scampi e Spinaci is a must try! (add the chili peppers for a little extra heat)
201 S Tryon St, Charlotte NC — (704) 332-2440
Brooks' Sandwich House Brook's isn't just burgers and hot dogs, also great for breakfast sandwiches.
Amelie's French Bakery — Uptown Had the Croque Monsiuer with potato salad and both were very tasty and filling. The croissant came with the guy erected toasted on top.
301 S Tryon St, Charlotte NC — (704) 287-4630
Cabo Fish Taco Tasty taco's and fresh corn salsa.
Haberdish Cornbread pudding was amazing as well as the okra with bacon jam
Crêpe Cellar Kitchen & Pub I never thought I would be recommending Brussels sprouts, but I am. Try the Brussels sprouts appetizer.
Amelie's French Bakery Three words: Salted. Caramel. Brownie.
Smelly Cat Coffeehouse Go to Smelly Cat Coffeehouse for the coffee. Stay to meet NoDa's Mayor Charles.
514 E 36th St, Charlotte NC — (704) 374-9656
Rhino Market and Deli Great place. Friendly staff and good food too! ABLT is always super yummy. Huge beer and wine selection as well
Pinky's Westside Grill the penguin never closed. it was plucked out of the plaza midwood earth and transplanted on moreehead, given a gold blinged out chain and set up shop under a vw bug or two. same great fried treats!
Viva Chicken Bring someone you know who is in need or struggling to dinner on Monday nights and they will feed him/her for free! :)
Sabor Latin Street Grill Arepa and steak gorditas are my favorites. Tacos would be great with homemade tortillas instead of the ones they serve
Midwood Smokehouse 1 word: brisket! 2 words: fatty brisket!! 3 words: so damn good!!!
Miguel's Restaurant Arroz con pollo, chips and salsa, margaritas, and Queso. very authentic and yummy
Map & Compass Navigation Basics Class: Jul 27 - Charlotte REI
Come learn basic navigation skills using map and compass to find your way. In this in-store class you'll learn the parts of a compass, how to read a topographic map and how to use them in tandem. Details
Women's Outdoor Rock Climbing at Pilot Mountain: Jul 29 - Charlotte REI
Offered by REI's Raleigh-based Outdoor School, this course is designed for new climbers or gym trained climbers looking to transition to the outdoor experience. Details
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Trails in Charlotte Metro - 29

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Charlotte, NC
8.2 mi 13.1 km Charlotte, NC
All Clear
Update
25 days ago
27 
0.6 mi 0.9 km
#2 Tower 93 Loop
Mount Holly, NC
0.6 mi 0.9 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry
38 days ago
0.3 mi 0.4 km
#3 Slalom Course
Belmont, NC
0.3 mi 0.4 km Belmont, NC
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry
38 days ago
1.4 mi 2.2 km
#4 Beatty's Black
Matthews, NC
1.4 mi 2.2 km Matthews, NC
All Clear
Update
7 days ago
2.9 mi 4.7 km
#5 North Mecklenburg
Huntersville, NC
2.9 mi 4.7 km Huntersville, NC
Minor Issues
Update
Some Mud - As of 1206 on 1 July 2017, there are some puddles of water and mud. It is a little wet, should not be a big problem. Would recommend g...
23 days ago
14 
2.0 mi 3.2 km
#6 Carolina Thread
Mount Holly, NC
2.0 mi 3.2 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
38 days ago
Mount Holly, NC
1.6 mi 2.6 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
38 days ago
2.6 mi 4.1 km
#8 WWC East
Mount Holly, NC
2.6 mi 4.1 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
38 days ago
Mint Hill, NC
1.8 mi 2.9 km Mint Hill, NC
Minor Issues
Update
Some Mud, Fallen Trees - Large tree is down on trail a few sections before the beginning of the Lake Loop.
5 days ago
0.8 mi 1.2 km
#10 Figure 8
Mount Holly, NC
0.8 mi 1.2 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
38 days ago
3.0 mi 4.8 km
#11 Academy
Mount Holly, NC
3.0 mi 4.8 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
38 days ago
0.6 mi 0.9 km
#12 Goat Hill
Mount Holly, NC
0.6 mi 0.9 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
38 days ago
6.2 mi 9.9 km
#13 Main Loop
Mint Hill, NC
6.2 mi 9.9 km Mint Hill, NC
Minor Issues
Update
Some Mud, Fallen Trees - Large tree is down on trail a few sections before the beginning of the Lake Loop.
5 days ago
0.4 mi 0.7 km
#14 Wedge
Mount Holly, NC
0.4 mi 0.7 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
38 days ago
0.5 mi 0.8 km
#15 Weigh Station
Belmont, NC
0.5 mi 0.8 km Belmont, NC
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
38 days ago
2.6 mi 4.1 km
#16 Lake Loop
Mount Holly, NC
2.6 mi 4.1 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
38 days ago
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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Mostly Dry
38 days ago
2.7 mi 4.3 km
#18 Park Road Park
Charlotte, NC
2.7 mi 4.3 km Charlotte, NC
Unknown
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2.3 mi 3.8 km
#19 Marion Diehl
Charlotte, NC
2.3 mi 3.8 km Charlotte, NC
Minor Issues
Update
Some Mud
33 days ago
Charlotte, NC
2.2 mi 3.5 km Charlotte, NC
Unknown
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3.3 mi 5.3 km
#21 North Main Loop
Mount Holly, NC
3.3 mi 5.3 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
38 days ago
2.5 mi 4.0 km
#22 Main Loop
Mount Holly, NC
2.5 mi 4.0 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry
38 days ago
3.0 mi 4.8 km
#23 Parkway Loop
Mount Holly, NC
3.0 mi 4.8 km Mount Holly, NC
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
38 days ago
0.7 mi 1.2 km
#24 Toilet Bowl
Belmont, NC
0.7 mi 1.2 km Belmont, NC
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
38 days ago
Weddington, NC
0.4 mi 0.6 km Weddington, NC
All Clear
Update
7 days ago
2.8 mi 4.5 km
#26 Tennis Court Loop
Charlotte, NC
2.8 mi 4.5 km Charlotte, NC
Minor Issues
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Muddy
78 days ago
2.4 mi 3.8 km
#27 Big Lake Trail
Mint Hill, NC
2.4 mi 3.8 km Mint Hill, NC
Minor Issues
Update
Some Mud, Fallen Trees - Large tree is down on trail a few sections before the beginning of the Lake Loop.
5 days ago
2.1 mi 3.3 km
#28 Softball Loop
Charlotte, NC
2.1 mi 3.3 km Charlotte, NC
Minor Issues
Update
Muddy
78 days ago
3.7 mi 5.9 km
#29 Main Loop
Weddington, NC
3.7 mi 5.9 km Weddington, NC
All Clear
Update
7 days ago

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