Rutherford Outdoor Coalition

Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway

Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway


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Hiking Walking/Running Cycling Equestrian Paddling Camping

Length 1.75 miles one-way

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This is a nice, paved greenway along the Catwaba River near Marion. About half-way in, you will see the trail to Round Hill. It’s a short, loop trail around the base of the hill.

We are trying to locate a good map of the trail.

WHERE: Marion, NC

DIRECTIONS: There are 2 parking areas:

Directly behind Sonic Drive Inn on Highway 70 the East side entrance:

From intersection of US Hwy 221 and US 70 in Marion, head west towards Old Fort. ​In 0.6 miles turn right and proceed to the West side entrance. There is a handicap parking spot if needed.

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