The Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek Greenways are two interconnected greenways that take you through Charlotte’s city center and along two scenic creeks. These paved and gravel trails are 2.06 miles in total, and pups are welcome to join you on both greenways on-leash!
There are two trailheads for the Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek Greenways: one for Stewart Creek Greenway at the Phillip O. Berry Rec. Center, and another for Irwin Creek Greenway at Irwin Avenue Elementary School. If you’re driving to the Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek Greenways, both of these trailheads have parking. If these parking lots are full, there are four additional parking lots along the greenways. The greenways are also accessible on the CATS bus.
If you choose to begin your hike at the Stewart Creek Greenway trailhead, the first sight you’ll see is beautiful Seversville Park, which is home to a playground and a picnic shelter with grills. After you walk through the park, you’ll enter Charlotte’s Wesley Heights neighborhood, a peaceful neighborhood that’s filled with beautiful houses. You’ll also switch onto the Irwin Creek Greenway in Wesley Heights.
The majority of the Irwin Creek Greenway portion of the trail goes through Frazier Park, a fun park with tennis courts, basketball courts, and a playground. Pups will also be excited to hear there’s an off-leash area in this park! This dog run features separate areas for large and small dogs to play in, and there’s also a kiddy pool for dogs to splash around in. Doggy bags are also available here. Your pup will have a blast playing here!
Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek Greenways are two pawesome connected greenways that take you by beautiful creeks and through fun parks. There’s no water available on the trail, so it’s a good idea to bring some with you. Be sure to clean up after your dog while you’re on the trail with clean up bags, and enjoy spending the day hiking here!
There’s also limited shade on some parts of the trail. Make sure to give your pup lots of water as you’re walking through these sunny portions of the trail.