Marcia H. Cloninger Rail Trail, North Carolina, United States

4.5 (28 reviews) Spent Ranking #1 in Lincolnton Biking Trails • Hiking Trails • Jogging Paths & Tracks

Almost perfect.

The only reason I did not give this nice mostly level walk a 5 is the fact that the restrooms at the splash pad were closed, and the large group of teenagers that were there were hanging around that spot. Smoking/vaping and cussing/ yelling at each other. We were there late in the afternoon. We had parked near the old courthouse and walked the square first, then got on the trail at the tunnel and walked to city park. Walking by the group the first time. On our way back I really needed a restroom break but when we got back to the splash pad, to use the facilities we were told by the teens that they MFers had just locked the doors. There were electrical outlets between the two restrooms door and phones plugged into every one of them. Backpacks covered most of the concrete so that even if the restrooms were not locked you would have to crawl over them to get to the door. Not sure where the parents of these kids are/were but it was kind of an uncomfortable situation.


, Lincolnton, North Carolina, United States, Postal Code: 28092.


+1 704-735-2671


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Sunday, March 03, 2024, 5:14

User Ratings

4.5 based on (28 reviews)



  • 4W David S 5:00 PM Sep 7, 2021
    This location SHOULD BE SPELLED Marcia H. Cloninger Rail Trail.
    A railroad bed has been converted to a very pleasant walking trail. It is paved with asphalt and has benches placed along its 1.5 mile length. Walking it’s length and back to your car yields a nice 3.1 miles, about an hour’s walk for the average adult. It goes through the center of small town Lincolnton, NC, offering a various tableaux of residential, business, and undeveloped areas. (In some ways this makes it more interesting for frequent walking than even the nearby (<4 miles away) rural, riverside rail trail at Laboratory, NC.) It is lighted and well-maintained by the town.

  • 4ricktho 5:00 PM Jan 26, 2016
    Good place to walk and ride a bike
    Has plenty of room to walk and ride a bike. Good to take kids for a walk or bike ride. Has many improvements like extended length Benches lighting and security cameras. Great place located inside a small town. Art now being added along the trail helps to capture some of the history of the railroad that passed through Lincolnton.