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.

Progress Update: April 2021

So....when does the park reopen?!
You're excited for it and we are too! An abnormally wet Winter and Spring has slowed construction but also reaffirmed the need for a more weather-resistant trail. The Belmont Carolina Thread Trail is nearly complete. The beginner single-track trail (the "Green Zone") is 1/3 complete. The intermediate single-track trail (the "Blue Zone") contractor will be awarded next week. Keeping the park closed through these phases of construction keep the crew and community safe and gets us to the finish line faster!

*Currently targeting opening this Summer.*

Donor and volunteer support has brought this project to life! Thank you to our amazing donors and partners. There's still opportunities to be a part of leaving your mark on the trails for the Blue Zone, the extension of the trails in to Cramerton and the advanced single-track trail (the "Black Zone"). Please consider supporting the Rocky Branch project through the Gaston Community Foundation, Inc. virtual run. Register for the run today or donate at the link below by April 17th, designate your donation for the Tarheel Trailblazers to support Rocky Branch and earn a matching donation from the Foundation. http://www.cfgaston.org/Learn/CommunityFoundationRun.aspx


Invest in building inclusive, progressive and quality trails. Donate today and leave your mark!

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

Contact info@rockybranchparknc.com for business and in-kind donation opportunities.

89,200 USD
185,000 USD

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 and Quinn Kaufmann - Ben Smith - Wes and Janelle Bumgardner - The Pointe Church - Caromont

Jon Wilson - David, Shannon, Durham & Andersen Baker - Belmont Abbey College - Brad, Colleen, Stella, Maya T. - Belmont Abbey -

The Aschmann Fammily - Adeline, Hudson and Copper Sass - Nick Barringer - David Jones - Larry & Melissa Humbert - Community Trail Design - The Hatton Family

Scott & Ryann Fairweather - The Gadani-Gutierrez Family - Josh & Kristin Monza - Jackson & Brooks Toney - Scott Swindler - The Quinn Family - Edel Rodriguez - Colossal Cycling - Anthony Brewer and 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 and Kristin Henriksen - Jeff, Jamie, Hudson and Peyton Campbell - John and Allison Cottingham - Daniel Baker - Alex & Krystyna Sarrazin - In memory of Laurie Barrowman - Sarah and Michael Smith - Daniel Gore - Sarah and Michael Smith - Alan Wall - Mary Paul Forsyth - Jesse and Emily Cole - Tiffany Hutz - Gwynne Wharton - Cantwell Family - Will and Wendy Cauthen - Mike & Kathleen Ericsson - Dale and Teresa Wilbanks - Katrina Sims - Todd, Laura, Will and Paul Arnold - The McCarthy Family - Rylee, Jaxon, Allyssa & Michael McCarthy - Brian Swilling - Joe & Alisa Roy - Kathleen Allison - Gary Hamilton - Jason, Jessica, Kenan and Chase Helton - Allan Mark - 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


Mission Statement

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 info@rockybranchparknc.com to order.


Logo Shirt


Recover Brands T-Shirt in a variety of colors.


RBP Decal


4" x 4" Rocky Branch die cut sticker printed on thick weatherproof vinyl.

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