Road Running in Charlotte, NC

Made possible by

About Charlotte Road Running

Recommendations by

Total Experiences

7 reviews

Displaying all 7 results within 100 miles
  1. Part of the future Cross Charlotte Trail, the Little Sugar Creek Greenway connects many of the best parts of the Queen City. Several sections are currently open with the longest being a five-mile piece near uptown.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    0.4 miles
    Duration
    The Greenway is out and back and can be accessed at a number of locations.
  2. Running creekside and over wetlands for almost 6 miles, McMullen Creek is a pleasant place in South Charlotte for a long weekend run or after work jog.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    8.5 miles
    Duration
    As an out and back, it's easy to spend as much or as little time on the trail as you like.
  3. Seven miles of paved and gravel surface trail, following the creek bed and well shaded, the Mallard Creek and Clarks Greenways connect for great running experience.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    9.4 miles
    Duration
    Actual time depends on how much of the greenway your workout calls for
  4. This concrete and asphalt “rails-with-trails” path leads runners for over three miles from the center of uptown Charlotte to South End, passing plenty of restaurants and breweries on the way.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    20.1 miles
    Duration
    As an out and back, total time depends on how far you run.
  5. Four miles of paved or crushed gravel greenway follow a bio-diverse creek bed. Running through McAlpine Creek Park, the trail connects with a 5K, championship cross country course.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    6.4 miles
    Duration
    Longer if you add in the cross country course
  6. Riverwalk is an amazing outdoor sports development in nearby Rock Hill, SC. The paved Piedmont Medical Center Trail follows a pretty section of the Catawba river for a pleasant way to get some in a quick run.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    17.5 miles
    Duration
  7. The hilly, oak-tree lined streets in Myers Park is a popular place to get in some miles. The roughly three-mile Booty Loop has become locally famous as one of the best routes in Charlotte.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    0.9 miles
    Duration
    At a moderate 5K pace, the three-mile loop should take around a half-hour to complete.
Not here? Tell us what we’re missing.
If the experience you’re looking for isn’t here, contribute!
Got search feedback? Help us improve.

Related Stories

  1. Ode to the Morning Run: Charlotte-Area Runners Share Why It's So Special
    It takes a special kind of runner to get up with the sun and lace up the sneakers. Here, we speak to Charlotte-area runners about the appeal.
  2. Fly Fishing the French Broad River: A Western N.C. Carolina Gem
    The French Broad River in Western N.C. is a beloved fly fishing destination. Here, insider tips on how to tackle it.
  3. 4 Reasons to Hike North Carolina's Mount Mitchell in the Winter
    At 6,684 feet, Mount Mitchell is one of the loftiest peaks in the East. Here, 4 reasons why you shouldn't wait until summer to explore it.
  4. 5 Dog-Friendly Carolina Cities Worth a Visit
    Enjoying the outdoors is even better when your four-legged friend joins. Here, 5 dog-friendly Carolina cities worth a visit.
  5. 7 Winter Adventures in North Carolina Other than Downhill Skiing (and Where to Do Them)
    Winter beautifully transforms North Carolina’s wild spaces into a playground for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy.
  6. See All Stories in Charlotte, NC