Charlotte, NC: RibbonWalk Nature Preserve

Make a quick getaway to a lush forest 10 minutes from Uptown at RibbonWalk Nature Preserve.
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Make a quick getaway to a lush forest 10 minutes from Uptown at RibbonWalk Nature Preserve.

For a quick escape, explore this green forest laden with ponds in RibbonWalk Nature Preserve. BY MATT CLAPP

Trip Details
Distance: 1.8 miles
Time: 1.5 hrs (optionally more if you explore other trails)
Distance from Uptown: 12 mins
More Info: RibbonWalk Nature Preserve website

Prepare
1. Enter "RibbonWalk Nature Preserve" into Google

Explore
Mile 0.0: Walk past the locked gate down the asphalt road.
0.25: Walk past the kiosk and the second locked gate.
0.3: Walk past Wetland Bog
0.4: Turn right onto Beech Walk Trail at the wood Loop sign.
0.6: Walk past the Cabin Trail sign and stay on Beech Walk Trail.
0.7: Turn right at Covered Bridge Trail.
0.9: Turn right at Woodlands Trail
1.4: Take a short break at Lower Pond before continuing down Tricklin' Stream Trail.
1.5: Turn right after passing the pond
1.8: Arrive back at parking lot

My Day
Weather: 45 and overcast
Drink: Iced tea (unsweet)
Song: Can't Escape My Love by Enrique Iglesias—"You can run, you can hide, but you can't escape my love..."
Water: none

Trail Facts

  • State: NC
  • City: Charlotte
  • Distance: 1.8
  • Land Type: Other