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Mountain Island Park Trail

The trailhead, parking, playground and viewing area are next to Mountain Island Lake Dam, a hydroelectric dam owned by Duke Power. Almost the entire length of the trail is shaded by mature trees. There are several foot bridges and a boat launch. The trail ends in a small loop.


400 Mountain Island Rd, Mt Holly, NC 28120, USA

1.6 Miles One Way


Best Use





Walking, Hiking, Running, Mountain Biking


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Mountain Island Park

Located below the dam this park features a 1.6-mile natural surface walking trail, mountain bike trails, fishing pier, a natural canoe/kayak launch area, playground, and group primitive campsites.


Mount Holly

Located on the east side of Gaston County, North Carolina along the Catawba River is Mount Holly. Visitors can find this old mill town and fun things to do, by traveling north along Hwy 273 off of exit 27 on I-85.

Hike these trails 

Located close by

Dutchmans Creek Greenway

Paved, Gravel


0.6 miles, One Way

The Dutchman's Creek Greenway is a paved and gravel connector trail that connects Hwy 27 (E Charlotte Ave) at the CaroMont Regional Medical Center to River Street Park in Mt. Holly.

Trails at Whitewater Center

Natural Surface

Easy, Moderate

50 Miles

The Whitewater Center maintains over 50 miles of trails for mountain bikers, hikers and trail runners. Use of the trail system does not require an activity pass. Please check the current trail status (at the top of the website) prior to accessing the trail system. The Parkway Trail is currently available as an all-weather trail when the system is closed.

Mount Holly Linear Park Trail



.3 Miles One Way

This concrete trail with runs along a railroad separated by a decorative fence.

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