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.
Mountain Biking Trails
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.
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.
Local Bike Paths
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.