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  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.
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