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“Tell your doctor to take a walk”

Piedmont Medical Center Trail
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Tell your doctor to take a walk”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

Initially called The Riverwalk (and the community around it still is), the PMCT is approx. 4.5 miles (out and back) of paved, gently rolling train next to the Catawba river (approx. 6 miles from the hospital from which it gets its current name), well-suited for walking year round. Trees provide shade over almost the entire path for waking on steamy summer days; however, bring your own water. A variety of park benches and grassy areas are available for rest or reflection. Since the trail is shared by bicyclists and pet-fanciers, some walking caution is advised. Drop off areas are available for those with physical limitations, though some trail areas might be a bit too rolling for some with disabilities. Well worth taking the time for a leisurely visit!

Visited May 2014
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“nice”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

great place to walk and releave stress. just look at the river and enjoy. great for walking dogs. and now that they are building along the walk great to sigh see

Visited April 2014
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Scenic Trail for Walking/Biking”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a paved path that runs right along the Catawba River in Rock Hill. The path is well maintained and wide enough to accomodate walkers, runners and bicycles. This is a great walk through lots of trees with the river in constant view and you have the opportunity to see some wildlife as well along the way. If you are a mountain biker they have a trail just for you as well. I have yet to take my bike up that trail but this summer I'm sure I'll be doing just that with my son. There are no restrooms along the trail and I would recommend taking a water bottle if you want to walk the full length. There is also a kayak/canoe launch/takeout for anyone who has their own equipment. Many people put in at the Lake Wylie Dam in Fort Mill on Dam Rd. and take out either at this location or just down river a little at River Park.

Visited February 2014
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Riverwalk is a gem to the area”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

I get excited when I see the parking lot full and people walking in groups on the Riverwalk. It is lovely to walk, jog along the trail. You can take a break and check out the river up close, get your bike or scooter on the trail, or simply take some food and picnic in some of the areas. There are not any picnic tables that I am aware of, but you can make a picnic area in some of the open spaces. Get your kayak and cruise down to the River Park or take a longer trip and go from Sutton Road in Ft Mill access at the dam and go all the way to the Riverwalk. It is approx. a 2 hour trip, depending on the water flow. My husband and I love the Riverwalk and it's trails.

Visited March 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
431 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“great walking/running trail if you are local”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Great location, free parking and beautiful views of the Catawba River. The trail is not too crowded to run but not deserted either (however you need to share the road with cyclists). Path is nicely paved and wide. It is almost 2.5 miles long but it is not a loop so running all the way and returning can give you almost 5 miles!

Visited October 2013
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