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Charles D. Owen Park

The TRACK Trail at Charles D. Owen Park is a 0.6 mile hike around fishing ponds and along the Swannanoa River.

Wildlife often visits the park, so be sure to keep your eyes open for birds, amphibians, mammals, and fish on your hike.

In addition to the TRACK Trail offers two large fishing ponds, picnic areas, a fitness trail, basketball courts, softball and baseball fields, covered picnic shelter rentals, and more.

Track an adventure here

Location Details

Recreational Features: Fishing
Amenities:
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality: Open all year
Swannanoa River
Shaded trail
Trailhead
Mountain views
Ducks by the pond
Flowers along the river
Reflections in the water

Adventures for Charles D. Owen Park

Hiking

Nature's Hide & Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
El Juego Del Escondite En La Naturaleza/Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Written in both Spanish and English, discover new things hiding in nature with the help of this bilingual brochure.
Hiking

Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
The Animales Atletas/Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This bilingual brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail, written in both English and Spanish. From hummingbird hand-swings to lizard pushups, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Hiking

Pond Life

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
Ponds may seem quiet, but they are actually teeming with all kinds of life. With the Pond Life brochure, kids will learn the difference between producer and consumer organisms, and how to identify where a plant, animal, or insect fits into the ecosystem of a pond. This brochure will have kids keep an eye out for 12 common pond residents, and teach how these plants and animals use the pond.
Hiking

Types of Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.60
It’s easy to get confused with the various types of trees that can be found in the forest. Use this guide to identify and learn about a few of the common types of trees in the area.

Directions

2039, 875 Warren Wilson Rd
Swannanoa, NC 28778
Latitude: 35.610291000000
Longitude: -82.427872000000

Partners

This TRACK Trail made possible through a collaboration with: