Mountain Biking + Trail Running + Hiking

Hike, run, or bike through the forest and alongside rivers, creeks, and lakes.

The Whitewater Center maintains over 40 miles of trails for mountain bikers, hikers and trail runners. Use of the trail system does not require an activity pass. Please check the current trail status (at the top of the website) prior to accessing the trail system. The Parkway Trail is currently available as an all-weather trail when the system is closed. 

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Trail Running/Hiking


Mountain Biking


Pass Options

  • No Pass Required

Bike Rentals

Bike rentals are available with an Activity Pass. Single-gear, hardtail mountain bikes included with pass. Full suspension ($21) upgrades are available. Closed toe shoes required.

What to Wear

Helmet (Mountain Biking Only)

Helmets are required at all times while using a mountain bike.

Closed Toe Shoes

Closed toe shoes are required at all times while using a mountain bike.

Where To Check-In

Trail Center


Trail Map

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How many trails are at the Whitewater Center?

The Whitewater Center trail system is comprised of more than 50 miles of trails on the 1,300 acre property.

Is there a fee to use the trails?

No pass or fee is required to access the trail system.

The Whitewater Center has a $12 daily parking fee (oversized vehicles $25) or $40 for an annual parking pass. Annual Parking Passes are valid through December 31st.

What is the difference between a standard bike and an upgrade?

Standard bikes are single speeds, upgrades are multi speed.

Are the trails accessible at all times?

Trail accessibility is subject to trail conditions and weather. The current and most up-to-date trail status is always available online.

How can I check the trail status?

Trail status can be checked via the status light at top of the website (Green indicates Open Trails, Red indicates Closed Trails), or by calling Guest Services at 704.391.3900.

Do you have trail maps?

Trail maps are available for viewing on Whitewater Center property and online.

Printed trail maps are available for purchase in the Outfitters Store and Guest Services for $2.

Can I still bike, hike or run if the trails are closed?

A “Trails Closed” indicator means that the public may not access the trail system for any use. The Parkway and Channel Loop trails are available for access at all times.

Do hikers, runners and bikers share the trails?

The trails are shared by hikers, runners and bikers at all times.

May I bring my dog on the trails?

Yes. Dogs must be secured with a leash at all times.

Are e-bikes permitted on the trails?

Class 1 eBikes that are pedal-assist only, with no throttle, and have a maximum assisted speed of 20 mph are permitted on the Whitewater Center trail system.

No motorized craft or throttle-assisted vehicles are permitted.