First Broad River TrailFirst Broad River Trail is currently closed to the public for trail maintenance. Please check back and enjoy the improved trail once work is done.

Hector Henry Greenway - Mills at Rocky River Segment

This 2.7 mile natural surface trail provides pedestrians and mountain bikers a scenic view along the Rocky River in Cabarrus County.
Trail Uses
Walking / hiking / running Mountain biking
Concord (NC)
2.70 miles, One Way
Gravel/Crushed stone, Natural surface, Boardwalk
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Permitted on leash
Parking Spaces
dawn to dusk


The trail meanders along the Rocky River, 2.6 miles from Rocky River Road to the confluence with Reedy Creek. One section of the trail is moderately difficult. Otherwise, the trail is easy.

Other Information

The trail features 911 markers that are GPS'd for emergency response by the City of Concord. There are a total of 42 markers. There are also markings at every half mile posted below one of those signs. Users must stay on the trail. The City only maintains a trail easement over the existing trail, and anything outside the easement is controlled by the underlying property owner(s). The trail is natural surface. Use caution when the trail is too wet, and be aware of roots, rocks and potential trip hazards.

Trail Manager

For information, call Parks and Recreation at 704-920-5600.

City of Concord
Deputy Director
PO Box 308
Concord, NC 28026
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Trailhead Information

1095 Drake Mill Lane, Concord, NC

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March 04, 2024
Use caution on this trail. It is gorgeous, but lots of roots and rocks. Very slippery for a few days after rain. For an easier walk, stay low at the fork. Enjoy the new overlook on the lower portion, about .6 miles in from the parking area.
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