9801 Mallard Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC
Our last hike of 2016! Get some fresh air before the New Years celebrations. This is a good hike to bring families and out of town guests.
This is our longest greenway, stretching more than 7 miles. It is used by joggers, walkers, bicyclists, rollerbladers, baby strollers, and skateboarders. The western end is a paved trail through many university area neighborhoods. In the middle is a gravel trail through University Research Park. The eastern end is a paved trail passing through mature floodplain forest, under I-85 and Highway 29, and on to the Kirk Farm soccer fields near UNC-Charlotte.
This easy, level Greenway is mostly paved asphalt ideal for anything from skateboarding to jogging.
Pets are permissible, though they must be leashed at all times. Most trailheads have garbage cans, as well as doggie bags for picking up after your pet.
There are no public restroom facilities along this greenway.
Each hiker is responsible for their own snacks and water.
We'll meet at Mallard Creek Elementary School parking lot (overflow parking across the street) in time to start our walking at 9:30am SHARP. We'll head out and cover a total 2-2.5 hours of moderate-paced walking; which covers about 6-8 easy miles.
Phone Dave at[masked], if needed (Day of Hike ONLY, please).
NOTE: We can get together for lunch at a nearby pub or diner after the hike, if anyone's interested. Hope to see you there!