Torrence Creek Greenway

Torrence Creek Greenway in Huntersville, North Carolina

Kathy & I took advantage of today’s break in monsoon season with a 3-ish mile walk along the Torrence Creek Greenway in Huntersville.  A portion of the trail runs along the edge of Cedarfield, our former neighborhood.  In the years since we moved there have been some additional trails built.  We know that portion quite well and I have taken hundreds of photographs of the area in all seasons.  Today I had only my phone, but the photos will give a sufficient overview.

Torrence Creek Greenway in Huntersville, North Carolina

Water levels were high after last night’s rains, but other than some mud in low-lying places it was mostly dry.  We spotted some early spring bluets and even a few dandelions along the trail, plus a pair of red-tailed hawks shadowed us on our walk back to the car.

Torrence Creek Greenway in Huntersville, North Carolina

There are a number of places to access the trail, but we parked along Bradford Hill Lane near the intersection with Gilead Road.  It’s easy to find and about a 10-mile/20-minute drive from our neighborhood.  The trail is all paved, mostly flat with lots of options for various routes and distances.  The trails are well marked and numerous signboards with maps provide useful information.

Bluets along the Torrence Creek Greenway in Huntersville, North Carolina

I tried to add a link to the website for the Greenway, but both the Mecklenburg County and the Town of Huntersville pages have broken links. 🙁

Tom’s Trail Summary:
Length: From Bradford Hill Lane to Rosewood Meadow Lane is 1.6 miles, or 3.2 miles round trip.  There are several options for shorter and longer loops, or out-back for a shorter distance is possible.
Terrain: Flat
Surface: Paved with a few muddy spots after heavy rains.  Good walking shoes are sufficient.
Comments: The trail is shared with cyclists and dog walkers.  No motorized vehicles.  Pleasant walking along the Torrence Creek with some road noise from Gilead Road and barking dogs from nearby neighborhoods.  Will be pretty in the spring as trees and plants green up.  I tried to find a link to a trail map but the county and town links were broken!

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