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River Loop at Warlick YMCA

The River Loop is a part of the Sytz Trail System at Warlick Family YMCA. The trailhead is located just off the northeast corner of the Y parking lot with a large kiosk with map of the three connecting trail loops. The River Loop is roughly a one-mile loop, marked in blue signage, and is considered the flattest, shortest, and easiest of the three loops. Highlights include Catawba Creek views and forest views.


2221 Robinwood Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054, USA

1 mile


Best Use




Natural Surface

Walking, Running, Hiking


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.

Warlick YMCA

The Warlick Family YMCA at Robinwood Lake is a private, non-private organization in Gastonia.

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Natural Surface


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Natural Surface


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Tower Trail at Crowders Mountain

Natural Surface


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