ElevationAscent: 52' 16 m
Descent: -91' -28 m
High: 587' 179 m
Low: 519' 158 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)
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“Founders Trail is a 2.3-mile natural surface trail along the Catawba River with a sidewalk connection to Riverwalk.”— Catawba Lands Conservancy
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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