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Rock Creek Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.8 (4)

This trail immerses visitors in dense forest on their way to Rock Creek and the highlands above.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

99%

Runnable

562' 171 m

High

501' 153 m

Low

73' 22 m

Up

108' 33 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

From the parking lot, descend through the thick forest and take a right at the first intersection. You'll soon arrive at another intersection for the Spoon Branch/Rock Creek Connector where you want to stay to the left. Ascend along the side of the rock-strewn creek until you turn away from the creek and head uphill.

Dropping back downhill, you soon come upon another creek and some braided trails. Stay close to the creek as you pass the dam and the old mill, eventually coming to a crossing on a large bridge. Follow along on the flatter side of the creek and hit two more bridges until you are back where you started.

Contacts

Land Manager: Alamance Parks

Shared By:

Russell Hobart

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 4 votes

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  3.8 from 4 votes
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#776

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#20,539

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Photos

Check out the dam at the old mill.
Jul 3, 2017 near Swepson…, NC
This is the mill stream.
Jul 3, 2017 near Swepson…, NC
Trying to keep Parker off the dam.
Jul 30, 2018 near Swepson…, NC
Paved bridge to cross Rock Creek on Rock Creek Trail
Dec 31, 2017 near Swepson…, NC
Frozen Rock Creek
Dec 31, 2017 near Swepson…, NC
5 mile point of the route by the start of Rock Creek Trail.
Dec 31, 2017 near Swepson…, NC

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