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Highland Rail Trail Downtown Sidewalk Connection

This 0.5-mile downtown sidewalk trail connects downtown Gastonia to the Highland Rail Trail. Walkers and runners can follow this trail from the intersection of Marietta Street and Franklin Boulevard, along Long Avenue until they reach the trailhead for the Highland Rail Trail, which is located at the intersection of Broad Street and Long Avenue. The rail trail is clearly marked by a Carolina Thread Trail marker and is visible from the road.

Location

1201-1299 Dr M.L.K. Jr. Way, Gastonia, NC 28054, USA

.5 Miles One Way

Easy

Best Use

Surface

Distance

Difficulty

Paved

Walking, Biking, Wheelchair Accessible

Meeting Center

Lucile Tatum Extension Homemkrs Center

959 Osceola St

Gastonia NC

704-865-3291

Miniature Golf

Monster Mini Golf

3924 East Franklin Blvd.

Gastonia NC

704-879-7794

Night Life

The Rooster

334 West Main Ave.

Gastonia NC

Sims Legion Park

Home to the Gaston College Rhinos baseball team. This facility makes a great location for your next event.

Nearby

Gastonia

Gastonia is the largest town in Gaston County, North Carolina and can be found just south of I-85 off of exit 17 in the center of the county. Hwy 321 runs north and south straight through town giving even better access to this booming metropolis.

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Located close by

Nature Trail at Schiele Museum

Natural Surface

Easy

0.7 mile loop

This nature trail is free for all visitors with access to the Play'Scape. Pets must be leashed.

Fern Trail at Crowders Mountain

Natural Surface

Easy

0.80 miles loop

This loop trail connects with a portion of the Turnback Trail and follows a creek for some portions of the trail.

Tower Trail at Crowders Mountain

Natural Surface

Advanced

1.8 miles one way

Begins at the Linwood Access Area and ends at the radio towers on Crowders Mountain.

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