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Torrence Creek Greenway runs 2.36 miles through woods and behind neighborhoods off Gilead Road in Huntersville. The western section of the greenway runs through a meadow, where neighbors say they often see deer. The eastern section passes by a series of large rock formations, with some rocks as big as school buses. Short sections of the greenway are boardwalks that meander through wetlands.
It's a great place to hike or ride a bike, especially with children.
The greenway path passes through stands of mature floodplain forest as well as dense thickets of shrubs and wildflowers. Unexpected large rock formations occur in several places along the eastern end of the greenway. Migratory songbirds are abundant during spring and fall. In summer, the golden yellow blooms of the rare Northern Cup-plant can be seen along the edges of the greenway. The plant's name is attributed to the wide, opposite leaves that are fused around the stem, forming a cup that will often hold water. Green Treefrogs and Cope's Gray Treefrogs can sometimes be found in the tiny pools suspended within the leaves of this unique plant, which is listed as a threatened species in North Carolina.
Paved Greenway = 2.36 Miles
CATS (Confirm route, schedule, and stop before beginning trip)
Torrence Creek Elementary
Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
Contact Capital Planning Services at 980-314-1000 or by
email at PRK-planners@Mecklenburgcountync.gov