U.S. National Whitewater Center - Trail Running
The ever growing, dual purpose trail system at the USNWC is well shaded and includes a great range of difficulty. From nearly flat and smooth to steep runs up the banks of the Catawba there's a trail for every type of training at the USNWC
Running the South Main Trail plus all attached loops equals roughly 6 miles. There are many other options to create longer or shorter trail runs.
Destination Distance From Downtown
There are a few steep, but not terribly long hills. There are some technical spots on the trail and the possible distance adds a little difficulty
Time To Complete
The mostly interconnected trails at the USNWC, with all their optional loops, provides the makings of a short jog or multi-hour training session.
The trail remain open year round. During summer the center offers weekly opportunities for free concerts and other events.
On Leash Only
The USNWC is a very dog friendly place.
$5 Parking fee per visit or $40 yearly parking pass. There are no costs to run the trails. Other activities do have associated costs.
- Flat Water Paddling
- Food and Drink
- Mountain Biking
- Road Running
- Trail Running
- White Water Paddling