Marcia H. Cloninger Rail Trail
ElevationAscent: 64' 20 m
Descent: -79' -24 m
High: 847' 258 m
Low: 768' 234 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)
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“Marcia H. Cloninger Rail Trail is a 1.7-mile paved rail trail through downtown and residential Lincolnton, NC.”— Carolina Thread Trail
Family Friendly This trail is paved and especially popular with walkers, joggers, bikers, and families.
The trail travels past the old railroad depot at Pine and North Poplar streets. The trail ends near Liberty Street. Benches line the route, inviting you to pause and take in this enchanting town and trail.
Parking is available at the southern end of the trail across Motz Ave (513 Motz Ave, Lincolnton, NC 28092).
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