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Five Recommended Trails for You to Bike or Run in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, NC - Charlotte is frequently connected with Uptown and its towering skyline rather than the 307 square miles that make up the city. Exploring Charlotte by foot or bike is a great option. Trails, greenways, and preserves abound in Charlotte and its neighbouring areas.

Are you looking for an area for running or biking? Here are five areas of trails that you will love to exercise in the morning:

1. Charlotte Rail Trail

The paved Trolley Trail begins at the 9th Street LYNX station in Uptown and stops at Clanton Road. This 3.5-mile route follows the LYNX Blue Line through Uptown and South End. This is one of the best art trails in Charlotte, as it passes through some of the city's most famous public art pieces and murals. Take a break at one of the many South End cafes, restaurants, or breweries, or cool off at Jeni's Ice Cream. The city is presently completing plans to build a pedestrian bridge over I-277, removing the need to detour around it.

2. Anne Springs Close Greenway

The Anne Close Springs Greenway in Rock Hill has 36 miles of hiking and mountain bike routes. The park is a non-profit organization that includes paved, gravel, and natural paths ranging in length from 0.3 to 7.2 miles. The preserve also has a lake with kayaks and paddleboards for rent, as well as a canteen. Trail access is $6 per day to help fund this non-aim profits of nature preservation.

3. Little Sugar Creek Greenway

The eight-mile round trip Little Sugar Creek Greenway tour de Charlotte. The most popular and largest stretch starts on 7th Street at CPCC and winds along the stream via Midtown Park, Freedom Park, and Montford. The flat paved track is excellent for all abilities, from runners to walkers.

4. U.S. National Whitewater Center

There are nearly 50 miles of trails for trail running, hiking, and mountain biking in Charlotte. The Jackrabbit (0.4 miles) is the shortest trail, and the East Main (5.7 miles) is the longest. While parking is fee-based, the trail system is free to use, and bikes can be rented at the Trail Center. In case of bad weather, check their website before going out.

5. Uptown Parks and Stadiums Loop

This tour covers all of Uptown's biggest parks and stadiums. You can start your Uptown tour of Charlotte at any stadium in Uptown. The NASCAR Hall of Fame and Bank of America Stadium. While there may be any waiting at traffic lights, there are many locations to stop for a drink.

So, is there any place that you are interested in?

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