US National Whitewater Center (aka Catawba Riverfront Park)

Great trail with some killer uphills. However, new construction has made it possible to bypass the hills. The trail follows the riverfront in various places and has an occasional tricky turn, one known as the “carpet”. This trail is one that kicks your butt regardless how many times you ride it. There is a fun downhill race course out in the open field that has large rolling mounds and is dual track.

 

New Directions! NORTH If coming from north of Charlotte, take I-85 south to I-485 west and then exit at Exit 12, Moores Chapel Rd. Take a left off of the exit, which will take you around two traffic circles. Take a right on Rhyne Rd., and an immediate left on to Belmeade Dr. Follow Belmeade Dr. for about 1 mile and look for the USNWC entrance on your left.

 

SOUTH If coming from the south (Gastonia), take I-85 north to I-485 west and then exit at Exit 12, Moores Chapel Rd. Take a left off of the exit, which will take you around two traffic circles. Take a right on Rhyne Rd., and an immediate left on to Belmeade Dr. Follow Belmeade Dr. for about 1 mile and look for the USNWC entrance on your left

 

$5 daily parking fee, $40 annual pass.

 

Trail Status

-Courtesy of the Tarheel TrailBlazers

Status is only updated
when conditions change
 
Rocky River Trail
Closed - 11/26/14 05:00 am
 
 
North Mecklenburg Park
Closed - 11/23/14 5 pm
 
 
Jetton Park
Closed - 11/23/14 5 pm
 
 
Renaissance Park
Closed - 11/23/14 10:00 PM
 
 
Rocky Branch Trail
Closed - 11/23/14 10:00pm
 
 
Fisher Farm Park
Closed - 11/23/14 12pm
 
 
Lake Norman State Park
(704) 528-6350
Closed - 11/23/14 1:02pm
 
 
Park Road Park
Closed - 11/23/14 9:00am
 
 
Back Yard Trail
Closed - 11/23/14 9:00am
 
 
Col. Francis Beatty Park
Closed - 11/23/14 8am
 
 
Sherman Branch
Closed - 11/23/14 5:30 am
 
 
Anne Springs Close Greenway
(803) 547-1019
Call for Status - 06/02/14 8am
 
 
US National Whitewater Center
Trail Status
Click link - 01/01/14 8:00 am
 

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