The Rocky Branch Park Trail Enhancement Project will transform a public open space in the heart of Belmont into an urban trail system for mountain biking enthusiasts, runners and walkers. The vision for the progressive trail system allows for beginner to advanced trail features, fun for a diverse range of interest and skill levels. The park is located in Belmont, NC just one mile from Main Street and 12 miles west of uptown Charlotte. The Rocky Branch Park Committee, in partnership with the Tarheel Trailblazers and the City of Belmont seek your support in raising the funds needs to bring an enhanced, modern trail system to benefit the community.
August 7th is the big day!!!
We are excited to announce that the park will officially reopen on the 7th August 2021, please join us at 12:00pm on Saturday at the Belmont park entrance. The Carolina Thread Trail from Belmont to Eagle road will be completed, and the new Canopy trail will be open as well. The Nature Trails team will be starting on the the Boulder Trail this month and hope to be completed by Fall. Once this trail is done, the Nature Trails team will move onto the Eagle Trail (which is at the Cramerton entrance of the park). The volunteers have worked hard to keep some of the existing trails and have put together a series of trails called "Euler's Way" and "Legacy", if you have ridden here before, the direction and layout might be familiar to you. Please observe the "Open" and "Closed" status of the park on the tarheeltrailblazers.com website and the entrance sign. While the Thread Trail, Legacy and Euler's Way will be all weather trails, the new Canopy trail will not be! This is due to the nature of the soil and clay which has been used to build the trails. It becomes very soft after just a small amount of rain and riding the trail will cause major damage forcing us to keep it closed longer than you would like.
On the fundraising side we are looking for sponsors and donors for our Advanced level trail, if you can help, please scroll down to the fundraising section to learn more.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone out on the trails!
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Become a recognized donor at these levels:
$ 100 Green Circle Club*
$ 500 Blue Square Club*
$1,000 Black Diamond Club**
$3,000 Double Black Diamond Club**
*Name recognition on trail donor wall
**Business logo included in recognition
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We would like to recognize and thank the following individuals, families and companies for their donations to date. Without all of you this project would not be possible.
Carter Team Awesomeness - Jeremy, Martha, Edison & Melina - Hans, Sarah, Reagan & Quinn Kaufmann - Ben & Kristin Smith - The Pointe Church
David, Shannon, Durham & Andersen Baker - The Bumgardner Family - Belmont Abbey College - Brad, Colleen, Stella & Maya T. - Nick & Merrit Barringer - The Aschmann Family
Adeline, Hudson & Copper Sass - David Jones - Larry & Melissa Humbert - Community Trail Design - The Hatton Family - The Mark Family - The String Bean
The Fairweather Family - The Gadani-Gutierrez Family - Josh & Kristin Monza - Jackson & Brooks Toney - Scott Swindler - The Quinn Family - Edel Rodriguez - Colossal Cycling - Anthony Brewer & Laurie Cole - Bryan Cisneros - John, Aiden, & Ian Linster - Sean & Parker Lynch - Blake Bradshaw - Chris & Lisa Neyen - Julie Wyatt - Wil Rhoton - Hampton Rhoton - In memory of Allen F. Thompson - Marc Edlein - John & Kristin Henriksen - Jeff, Jamie, Hudson & Peyton Campbell - John & Allison Cottingham - Dan Baker - Alex & Krystyna Sarrazin - In memory of Laurie Barrowman - Sarah & Michael Smith - Daniel Gore - Sarah & Michael Smith - Alan Wall - Mary Paul Forsyth - Jesse & Emily Cole - Tiffany Hutz - John and Gwynne Wharton - Cantwell Family - Will & Wendy Cauthen - Mike & Kathleen Ericsson - Dale & Teresa Wilbanks - Katrina Sims - Todd, Laura, Will & Paul Arnold - The McCarthy Family - Rylee, Jaxon, Allyssa & Michael McCarthy - Brian Swilling - Joe & Alisa Roy - Kathleen Allison - Gary Hamilton - Jason, Jessica, Kenan & Chase Helton - Tiffany Hutz - Mark Wood - David Beverly - Rinehart Family Charitable Fund - EDIS - Honeywell - Steve & Alli Buhler - Diana Vivas-Carvajal - Robert Paflitzko - Marti Miller - The Bradshaw Family - Devon DiSarro - Midlands SORBA - Jim Hefferan - Gwen Barringer - Shane Redmond - The Abee Family - Tony, Sarah, Rhett, & Tessa - Rowdy Hart - Rebel Hart - Casey Matthews - The Keever Family - The Wendland Family - Rob Coulter, Debbie Frye, Addie & Victoria Coulter - Robert Rhyne - Bob and Janet Simons - Saga Thovtrup - 12 Pilot Wives - Stacy Lutes - Mark and Michelle Kinsley - Jeff and Tamara Thovtrup - Lowes
The mission of the Rocky Branch Park Trail Enhancement Project is to enhance the park and
its existing trail system in order to provide a safe, sustainable, fun and marketable
outdoor experience for Belmont residents and visitors alike.
1. Enhance the quality of life for local residents by providing a healthy, fun and challenging outdoor experience for various skill levels and abilities.
2. Attract visitors to Belmont from surrounding metro areas by developing a highly marketable destination facility at Rocky Branch Park.
3. Connect visitors and residents with the charm of downtown Belmont by boosting patronage of local restaurants, businesses and bicycle retailers via trail tourism.
4. Provide a venue for cycling events such as youth cycling events, competitive mountain biking events, recreational group rides, demonstrations and instructional skills clinics.
Gear up! Show your support for trails and Rocky Branch Park. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Recover Brands T-Shirt in a variety of colors.
4" x 4" Rocky Branch die cut sticker printed on thick weatherproof vinyl.
Joining our mailing list to stay in touch or signup as a volunteer for the park.