Beginner trails accessible from Adventure Road entrance.
Usually closes for 24 hours after rain. Call 803-547-1019 for trail status. Majority of trails are directional, pay attention to signage.
Nestled amid beautiful lakes and hardwood forests, the Anne Springs Close Greenway is a natural preserve more than twice the size of Central Park, minutes south of Charlotte. Its 2,100 acres serve as a natural buffer from urban development and provide a wide open space for countless activities – from hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding to picnics, kayaking and more. A directional bike trail system comprised of two short loops features a few challenging rooty and rock garden sections, with excellent flow, and some scenic spots alongside Steele Creek. For trail status, visit ASCGreenway.org.
Need to Know
Mountain bikers must either be members of the Anne Springs Close Greenway or pay the daily user fee of $5 at the trailhead kiosk. This trail has a few narrow bridges and bikers with wide bars may have some clearance issues. Majority of trails are directional, please pay attention to signage. Please check trail status at ASCGreenway.org.
Anne Springs Close Greenway consists of two loops of varied difficulty. There are two trailheads, either the kiosk at the recreation complex or the kiosk at the Adventure Road
entrance. The majority of the trails are directional, so pay attention to signage.
starts at the Complex kiosk, and is 3.1 miles of flowy fun with a few short climbs. About halfway through, Paradise Loop
intersects with the Tunnel Trail
that's 1 mile long and meets up with Mill Pond
(1.4 miles) after traveling under 460. Make a left onto Mill Pond
which connects to Prairie Loop (3.1 miles) at gravity cavity. Turn left onto Prairie Loop and travel 3 miles with scenic views of the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks and Stumpy Pond.
Make a left at the intersection of Prairie Loop and Mill Pond
to continue onto Mill Pond
and return back to the intersection of it and Tunnel Trail
. Take Tunnel Trail
back to the Paradise Loop
intersection and follow it to Avery Loop
(.3 mile), stay straight back onto Paradise Loop
and travel about a mile back to the start of the trail at the kiosk.
History & Background
Nestled amid beautiful lakes and hardwood forests, the Anne Springs Close Greenway is a natural preserve more than twice the size of Central Park, minutes south of Charlotte. Its 2,100 acres serve as a natural buffer from urban development and provide a wide open space for countless activities – from hiking, biking and horseback riding to picnics, kayaking and more.
The land has ties to the Catawba Indians and the Civil War and has been permanently preserved for public use. The children of Anne Springs Close donated the land in honor of her lifelong commitment to recreation and the environment to provide a natural landscape for the community to enjoy. The Greenway contains native plants and animals, historic buildings, a 36-mile network of trails, a soon-to-be welcome center and facilities for weddings and other special events. As a non-profit organization, it depends on memberships, program fees as well as private donations to support annual operations.
Shared By: Vinnie Connors