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Rock Creek Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 73' 22 m
Descent: -108' -33 m
High: 562' 171 m
Low: 501' 153 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

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

Russell Hobart

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

Family Friendly Kids will enjoy viewing the old mill and crossing the bridges along this trail.

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.

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Jun 12, 2018
Jennifer Marquardt
The dam was a nice surprise!! The trails could be a little bit better marked. 2.3mi
Jan 13, 2018
Nathaniel Fisher
hiked the cedar rock trail 2.2mi

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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#653

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#17,248

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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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