Charlotte Area Cycling Ride Guide
The greater Charlotte area is home to awesome trail systems and the most beautiful scenery that North Carolina has to offer. Whether you want to do some serious mountain biking or go for a more leisurely cruise, we have many fantastic recommendations. Check out our favorite bike trails and paths, and stop by Trek of CLT today for insider tips on where and what to ride.
Join Our Ride Club
Check out our Trek of CLT ride club on Strava to see what and where others are riding near you and to join the community.
Join a Group Ride
Head over to our group rides page for information on our weekly, seasonal group rides. We would love to have you join us!
Mountain Biking Trails
U.S. National Whitewater Center
28 trails, 40+ miles
Minutes from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the U.S. National Whitewater Center’s 40+ miles of singletrack and cross-country cycling trails wind through woodlands along the Catawba River and Long Creek. After your ride, enjoy what the USNWC’s 1,300 acre outdoor recreation facility has to offer from yoga to live music.
19 trail networks, 100+ miles
This Charlotte-based mountain bike club features a directory to all trails in the greater Charlotte area and how to reach them. Check in with the site for weather updates, upcoming trail work days, club meetings, and more.
Lake Norman State Park
11 trails, 30 miles
One of the region's most popular mountain biking networks surrounds North Carolina’s largest manmade lake, Lake Norman. In addition to the 30+ miles of mountain biking trails, Lake Norman State Park includes opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, camping, and more.
Other mountain bike trails near Charlotte:
Fisher Farm Park (Allison Farms Regional Park)
Marion Diehl Park (Backyard Trails)
Colonel Francis J. Beatty Community Park
For mountain bike trails beyond Charlotte visit Trailforks.com
Local Bike Paths
Use Trail Link to find greenways and bike paths near you, no matter where you are in the country. Type in the location you want to search, and start exploring!
Rails to Trails
Rails to Trails can help you explore a nationwide network of former rail lines and connecting corridors to get outside and ride your bike in new places with ease.
Use this resource to easily discover which parks in the Charlotte area include greenways. You can find directions for where to park, length of the greenway, and more information about what each park has to offer.
Other Resources for Riding in Charlotte:
Looking for more greenways? Click here to explore: Parks
Interested in road rides and events? Click here: Weekly Rides