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Backside Trail

Gastonia, NC

Backside Trail is a 0.9 mile trail and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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Riverwalk Greenway Trail
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8 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail to walk if you love a suburb setting. A few hills to get your cardio going and great views of the Catawba River with the trail ending at an old railroad bridge crossing the river.

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Riverwalk Greenway Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Trail is ok, difficult to find a parking place. Unless this changes, I won't be back.

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Riverwalk Greenway Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great! I hiked through the woods on the 2nd most difficult trail and saw 3 deer! For anyone looking for a little more challenging walk or hike than the paved trail, they have some nice trails through the woods!

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Riverwalk Greenway Trail
by Lori Ross

1 Completed 1 Reviews

Pretty busy place on a late Sat morning. Watching the misc boaters, small wildlife & the plethora of dog walkers made the partly shaded walk on the paved path, that much more enjoyable.

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Riverwalk Greenway Trail
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13 Completed 5 Reviews

It looks so much better now that they have cleared out a better view of the river. I love that you can take the bike trails off of the paved path to get a more nature-like feel.

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Riverwalk Greenway Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Once off the pavement, the actual mountain bike trail is not very well maintained. With all the low-canopy saplings, high-grass and weeds, and narrow track, it's nearly impossible to break 10mph anywhere on the dirt.

Blue and Black Diamond take great advantage of the terrain, giving smooth transitions, but visibility is limiting. Bring your own machete and widen the trail by 2ft to see where you're going.

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Rock Hill River Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

One of the longer trails that runs along the river also runs along the edge of a golf course at several points it would seems that the mile markers that they have along the trail are incorrect however there is much wildlife if you walk quietly and also BlackBerries during season all along the trail throughout. In a single outing I saw multiple squirrels, rabbits, 2 deer and several hawks in a single day. Itwas a very enjoyable trip and BlackBerries to boot.

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Riverwalk Greenway Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Very well maintained. Completely paved, more of a track than trail. Clear mile markers (and markers for 911 location too). Enough of an incline to give us "just starting to exercise couch potatoes" a work out. Beautiful scenery along the river, lots of nature - one family on the trail said they had seen a beaver, we saw heron, other birds and lots of turtles. Plenty of shade and benches if you want to just sit an take in nature for a few minutes. Treasure to have here in town.

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Rock Hill River Park
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Not as well maintained as we had hoped. Be careful on boardwalks, there is some wood rot. Lots of dragon and damselflies for photography.

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Riverwalk Greenway Trail
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20 Completed 14 Reviews

Nice clean and easy to use! Went in fall, great leaf colors!

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