How Do I ...
Online Services
Public Records
Greenway Homepage
Active Projects
Existing Greenways
Briar Creek Greenway - Arnold Drive to Masonic Drive
Briar Creek Greenway - Myers Park High School
Campbell Creek and McAlpine Creek Greenways
Four Mile Creek Greenway - Matthews
Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek Greenways
Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Lower McAlpine Creek, McMullen Creek, and Four Mile Creek Greenways
Mallard Creek and Clark's Creek
McDowell Creek Greenway
Six Mile Creek Greenway
South Prong Rocky River Greenway
Toby Creek Greenway
Torrence Creek Greenway
Walker Branch Greenway
West Branch Rocky River Greenway
Planned Greenways
Community Meetings

West Branch Rocky River Greenway

Click here to Download a Map                                                       

Description: West Branch Rocky River Greenway will combine with the existing Southeast Greenway, linking several residential communities to Davidson Elementary School, South Street Park, and to an area with sidewalks and easy biking to downtown Davidson and Davidson College.  Specialty features include a site-fabricated wooden bridge and boardwalk through a fern covered hillside. The southern end of the greenway reaches undeveloped West Branch Nature Preserve. West Branch Rocky River Greenway is a designated leg of the Carolina Thread Trail.

Length: Paved Greenway = 1.1 miles

This greenway is located in the River Run development, Town of Davidson.

Parking is not currently available for this greenway.

Nearby Amenities:
West Branch Nature Preserve - natural surface trails

Nature Facts:
The West Branch Rocky River Greenway path runs through floodplain forest adjacent to the West Branch of the Rocky River.  The dominant vegetation along the path consists of species found in a Piedmont Alluvial Forest natural forest.  The canopy is dominated by Sweet Gum and Tulip Poplar and includes an abundance of Black Walnut and Bitternut Hickory. Common Pawpaw is extremely abundant in the understory, which also includes Box Elder, Red Maple and young Sycamore.  In the central portion of the greenway, the floodplain forest grades up into upland woods along the south side of the greenway path.  Signs of American Beaver activity, in the form of trees with gnaw marks and chewed bark, can be seen along the length of the greenway.  Eastern Box Turtle, many frog species, numerous songbirds and several dragonfly species have been documented along the entire greenway path.

For More Information: 
Contact Greenway Planner Gwen Cook at 980-314-1036 or by email

Printed from: