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greenBlue Founders Trail

Trail

2.1 mile 3.3 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 52' 16 m
Descent: -91' -28 m
High: 587' 179 m
Low: 519' 158 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)

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Trail shared by Catawba Lands Conservancy

Founders Trail is a 2.3-mile natural surface trail along the Catawba River with a sidewalk connection to Riverwalk.

Catawba Lands Conservancy

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildlife

Description

From the north, trail users can utilize the trail parking at end of Weir Court in the Masons Bend development. Following the trail south, the trail runs along the Catawba River and provides a series of bridges and boardwalks. Additionally, benches are provided to allow trail users to take a break and view the river. There is also an overlook at the north end of the trail affording opportunities to be inspired by the view of the Catawba. If you head north on the Founders Trail, it will connect directly into the Masons Bend Trail, allowing the trail user to travel an additional 1.25 miles along the river—see Masons Bend Trail for additional information.

At the south end, trail users can utilize the trailhead of the Piedmont Medical Center Trail and follow it north to Route 21, from there, the Founders Trail begins as a sidewalk along the Route 21 Bridge over the Catawba River. The sidewalk section runs for approximately 2000' and transitions by making a "U-turn" to the right just after the guardrails and follows the old road back and travels underneath the Route 21 Bridge.

Parking for the north trailhead is located at the end of Weir Court in the Masons Bend Community. Parking for the south trailhead is located at Pumphouse (575 Herrons Ferry Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730).

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