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South Prong & West Branch Rocky River Greenways, South St. to West Branch Nature Preserve 

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The South Prong & West Branch Rocky River Greenways network adds up to 4 miles of greenway trails and 5.17 miles of Overland Connectors.  The South Prong Rocky River Greenway connects downtown Davidson with neighborhoods to the southeast along the South Prong of the Rocky River through the River Run development via overland connectors to West Branch Rocky River Greenway ending at the West Branch Nature Preserve.  These greenways are part of the Mecklenburg County Greenway System and are operated by the Town of Davidson.  West Branch Rocky River Greenway includes a site-fabricated wooden bridge and boardwalk through a fern covered hillside and is a designated leg of the Carolina Thread Trail. 


Nature Facts:

A variety of owls can be heard or seen in this area. Barred Owls regularly hunt along the creek and are often seen or heard during the day. Screech Owls have been documented breeding in the neighboring forests and Great-Horned Owls have been heard in this area as well.  The extensive areas of mature floodplain forest that occur along these greenways also support the boldly marked Pileated Woodpecker.  Keep an eye out for this large black and white bird with a flaming red crest. 



Paved Greenway = 4.00 Miles

Overland Connector = 5.17 miles


859 South Street Davidson, NC 28036( Davidson Elementary School)
13007 Robert Walker Drive Davidson, NC 28306

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Alternative Transportation:

CATS   (Confirm route, schedule, and stop before beginning trip) 


Paved Greenway = 4.00 Miles

Overland Connector = 5.17 miles

Nearby Amenities:

Downtown Davidson

Davidson College
Davidson Elementary School

Davidson Middle School
South Street Park
McEver Fields
River Run Country Club

River Run Athletic Park

West Branch Nature Preserve

For Further Information:

Contact Capital Planning Services at 980-314-1000 or email us at


Office Location:

Mecklenburg County
Park and Recreation
5841 Brookshire Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216


Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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