In University City, step out the door and instantly commune with nature amid Charlotte’s most extensively connected network of scenic greenway trails. University City has 12 miles of contiguous greenways enhancing the area’s walkability and bike friendliness. The University City greenways wind through amazing natural habitats for our abundant wildlife.
Toby Creek, Mallard Creek and Clark’s Creek greenways run together to form a network of mostly paved bike-pedestrian paths stretching 11-12 miles through UNC Charlotte, University Research Park and a dozen neighborhoods, when side trails are included. Two more miles of trails should open by 2016.
And that is just the start. Charlotte is planning a 26-mile Cross Charlotte Trail that will tie together our three greenways and several others to form a grand bike-pedestrian path from University City to the S.C. border by way of uptown. Construction could start in 3-4 years.
And there’s much more! Our trails are also part of the ambitious Carolina Thread Trail project to build a trail network totaling 1,400 miles or more across the Charlotte region!
Rent bikes and get printed maps
Get free printed maps at Bike Line of Charlotte, in Town Center Plaza at 8528 University City Blvd., across the street from the Toby Creek Greenway entrance. Bike Line also rents bikes.
The Carolina Thread Trail
The Carolina Thread Trail is a regional network of greenways, trails and blueways reaching 15 counties, 2 states and 2.3 million people. So far, there are over 220 miles of trails open to the public – linking people, places, cities, towns and attractions. University City is proud to be part of this landmark project! Carolina Thread Trail Interactive map