The 0.91 mile (one way) gravel trail, which follows Briar Creek behind the school between Colony Road and Runnymeade Lane, serves as the home cross country course for Myers Park (Go Mustangs!).
This section of greenway is home to river otters and other water critters. There are benches along the creek to take a break and enjoy wildlife.
Note: The Briar Creek Greenway will eventually run 6 miles. through Charlotte, connecting to the Little Sugar Creek Greenway. There's currently another accessible short section between the Plaza Midwood and Merry Oaks neighborhoods. At this time, there is no targeted timeframe for development of the rest of Briar Creek Greenway, but one day there will be sections running from Central Ave. to Commonwealth Ave., from Bay St. to Monroe Rd., and from Manning Dr. to Marion Diehl Park.
How to get there:
Park at Myers Park High School at 2400 Colony Rd. Charlotte, NC 28209 (after school hours and on weekends). On foot, follow Colony Rd. away from the school. The trailhead will be on your left at the creek before you reach Picardy Pl.
- Comfy hiking shoes:
- Mountain bike and helmet: This is a very easy beginner trail.
- Sunscreen, hats and sunglasses: This is a shady trail, but has bright, open stretches.
- Water: Stay hydrated!