Due to recent heavy rain in the area, many streams and rivers are experiencing flooding. We recommend you check the trail map below and/or contact your local municipality to find out if a trail is closed. Please use caution if accessing the trails, and remain patient as our team works to clear them after waters recede. Thank you.

West Branch Rocky River Greenway

View Connector Trails

Trail Tips

Pace Yourself

Plan to exercise for short time or distance, at a comfortable pace. As you become more active, you can gradually increase your output and notice your endurance as it improves.

Trailhead

Trailhead Location: Connecting South Prong Rocky River Greenway/Southeast Greenway/Davidson Greenway MAP

Parking Address and Trailhead Location: Approximately 18444-458 Shearer Road, Davidson, NC 28036 MAP

Trailhead Location: Connecting West Branch Nature MAP

Description

The West Branch Rocky River Greenway is a 1.1-mile, out-and-back segment of the Carolina Thread Trail. Walkers, runners, and bikers will enjoy using this trail, which is owned and maintained by Mecklenburg County.The greenway also serves as a connector to the West Branch Nature Preserve, a natural surface trail that runs along the 90 acres of wetland preserved by Mecklenburg County in 2008. Nearby greenways in Davidson can also be reached via connecting sidewalk sections. 

The West Branch Rocky River Greenway winds through Piedmont alluvial forest, and visitors will enjoy the shade provided by the canopy of sweet gum, black walnut, and tulip poplar trees. The close proximity to the river provides an opportunity for greenway travelers to view many species of frogs and other amphibians. The small birdhouses placed along the trail provide shelter for many species of local songbirds which are frequently visible along the trail.

Other Information

*Special note: bikes are permitted along the greenway, but are not permitted on the natural surface trails of the West Branch Nature Preserve.

Trail Manager

Visit Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation  or see the MAP for more information, or contact:

Mecklenburg County
Parks & Recreation Department
5841 Brookshire Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: 980-314-1000
Park-Admin@mecklenburgcountync.gov

Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Quick Facts

Trail Uses Walking / Hiking / Running
Paved Surface Biking
Location Davidson (NC)
Difficulty Easy
Length 1.1 miles, One Way
Surface Pavement
Fees No
Pets Permitted on leash
Motorized vehicles Not Permitted
ADA Compliant Yes
Number of parking spaces 10 spaces
Restrooms No
Hours of operation Dawn - Dusk

My Trail Activity

Sign in or Create account to:
  • Favorite this trail
  • Wishlist this trail
  • Complete this trail
  • Add a diary entry
  • Earn badges

Trail Tips

Think About Drinks

It’s a good idea to drink water or hydrating fluids during the day, especially when you’re active. Bring along a water bottle or hydration backpack on the trail.

Connect on Facebook

Nearby Geocaches

Geocaching.com

Check for nearby geocaches to West Branch Rocky River Greenway.