Granite City Greenway

Granite City Greenway Ararat River Riverside Park hiking

Mount Airy’s Granite City Greenway is a 6.6-mile greenway that forms a horseshoe around the town. It was created by connecting a greenway on the Lovills Creek side of Mount Airy with a greenway on the Ararat River side of Mount Airy.

The greenway flows from city parks to wooded forests and natural open areas, then back to city parks.

Along the way, there are kayak and canoe launches, stocked trout waters (on the Ararat River), and numerous access points, some with restrooms. Cyclists like it because of the opportunity for a 13.2-mile round-trip ride. It is also popular with joggers and trail walkers.

Multiple benches, picnic tables and hammocks throughout the route encourage taking a break to enjoy a meal, read a book or simply soak in the surroundings. The trail’s smooth surface and width make it ADA accessible.

To locate the various access points to the Granite City Greenway, visit our interactive hiking map.

Granite City Greenway Ararat River Riverside Park hiking
Granite City Greenway in Mount Airy NC Yadkin Valley outdoors