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Rocky Branch Trail

The Rocky Branch Trail connects the city of Belmont and Cramerton, weaving through forests and offering over 4 miles of mountain bike trails for cyclists of all experience levels.
Trail Uses
Accessible Experience Walking / hiking / running Mountain biking
Belmont (NC), Cramerton (NC)
1.20 miles, One Way
Gravel/Crushed stone
Motorized Vehicles
Not Permitted
Permitted on leash
Dawn to Dusk


The Rocky Branch Trail is a 1.25 mile enhanced natural surface trail that is a part of the 55 acre Rocky Branch Park. The park is a result of fantastic collaboration between the cities of Belmont and Cramerton as well as other partners including the Tarheel Trailblazers and the Carolina Thread Trail. Trail users can expect to enjoy a stroll under a beautifully shaded heritage trail canopy that extends from Belmont to Cramerton behind the Stuart Cramer High School. A number of single track mountain bike trails extend off of this beautiful trail segment which offer opportunities for cyclists of various experience levels to enjoy.

Other Information

Rocky Branch Park-Mountain Biking Trails:

Rocky Branch Park MAP

Boulder Trail: 1.2 mile intermediate mountain bike trail featuring jumps, berms, and mandatory and optional features.

Canopy Trail: 1.15 mile beginner mountain bike trail featuring jumps, berms, and optional features.

Euler's Way Trail: 1.1 mile intermediate bypass mountain bike trail featuring jumps, berms, and optional features.

Legacy Trail: 0.9 mile advanced mountain bike trail featuring jumps, drops, steep drops, natural terrain with rocks, roots and mandatory intermediate features.

Eagle Trail: 0.6 mile beginner mountain bike trail featuring jumps, berms, and optional features.

Trail Manager

City of Belmont- Belmont Parks and Recreation Website

Town of Cramerton- Cramerton Parks and Recreation Website

Town of Cramerton
8 Julian Street
Cramerton, NC 28032
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City of Belmont
1401 E. Catawba Street
Belmont, NC 28012
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Goat Island Greenway
River Link Greenway
Rocky Branch Trail-Stuart Cramer High School
South Fork Catawba River Blueway: Spencer Mountain to Cramerton Section

Trailhead Information

Belmont: 103 Sacco St, Belmont, NC 28012 MAP

Cramerton: Gaston County EMS Station; 700 Eagle Rd, Belmont, NC 28012 MAP

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