Rock Springs Nature Preserve Trail
ElevationAscent: 79' 24 m
Descent: -84' -26 m
High: 865' 264 m
Low: 781' 238 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)
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“Rock Springs Nature Preserve Trail is a 0.5-mile paved, gravel, and natural surface trail.”— Carolina Thread Trail
The beginning of the trail is paved and begins on the western side of the park and continues for 0.1 miles around the playground. Turn right at the fork to enter the wooded portion of the trail and then take the next right to continue along the natural surface trail for approximately 0.4 miles until the end of the trail.
The Carolina Thread Trail portion of Rock Springs Nature Preserve Trail is 0.5 miles. The trail and park is located on land protected by the Catawba Lands Conservancy in partnership with Lincoln County.
Parking is available in the parking lot for Rock Springs Nature Preserve (6684 Pine Ridge Dr, Denver, NC 28037).
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed
Land Manager: Lincoln County Parks and Recreation