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Mountain Island Park Trail

Intermediate
 4.4 (11)

Mountain Island Park Trail is a 1.6-mile gravel and natural surface trail that winds alongside Catawba River.


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1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Singletrack

597' 182 m

High

571' 174 m

Low

42' 13 m

Up

33' 10 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Need to Know

There are no public restrooms at the trailhead.

This trail system has been expanded. They have added an inner loop trail that branches off of the outer loop trail. They have the River trail that runs the length of the Thread trail. They have merged the trailhead so you can access the River Trail, Outer Loop and the Boardwalk Trail at the same place.

Description

The trailhead is located next to Mountain Island Lake Dam, a hydroelectric facility owned by Duke Power. There is a canoe launch, playground, viewing area, and several fishing areas including a handicap fishing site perfect for catfish and bass fishing. The trail then begins at the south end of the parking area, where there is a kiosk with a trail map. The trail then continues south with numerous views of the Catawba River. A small trail kiosk is located at the 0.6-mile mark. After this, the trail becomes more wooded and heavily shaded for the next mile and there are four pedestrian bridges across small creeks. There is a short loop marking the end of the trail, where you can then return to the trailhead.

Parking is available at the trailhead near Mountain Island HydroElectric Facility (304 Mountain Island Rd, Mt Holly, NC 28120).

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Mount Holly

Shared By:

Carolina Thread Trail with improvements by Brandon P

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  4.4 from 11 votes

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Photos

jump @ inner loop
Jan 16, 2021 near Mount H…, NC
Mountain Island 1/21.
Feb 24, 2021 near Mount H…, NC
One of the boardwalks on the green boardwalk trail
Jan 22, 2021 near Mount H…, NC
Another boardwalk on the green boardwalk trail
Jan 22, 2021 near Mount H…, NC
jump @ inner loop
Jan 16, 2021 near Mount H…, NC
Mountain Island Park Trail
May 3, 2019 near Mount H…, NC

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Oct 9, 2021
Monique C
Sep 20, 2021
Brandon P
6mi
Jan 30, 2021
Sharif Rehman
Jan 21, 2021
Brandon P
6.5mi — 12h 00m
Nov 28, 2020
Salem Congdon
Sep 2, 2020
Joe Pay
May 25, 2020
Justin Padgett
Mar 19, 2020
Jake Calvello
Gravel sections are very bumpy. The lower part is dirt and very smooth and fun. 3.3mi — 0h 30m