Rock Springs Nature Preserve

Map of TRACK Trail at Rock Springs Nature Preserve

Rock Springs Nature Preserve's TRACK Trail follows an easy 0.4-mile loop through mixed woodland habitat.

Rock Springs Nature Preserve's TRACK Trail follows an easy 0.4-mile loop through mixed woodland habitat. One of the newest parks in Lincoln County NC, Rock Springs Nature Preserve features a playground, a picnic shelter, an outdoor amphitheater, and a wildlife viewing area!

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Track an adventure here
Collectible Sticker for Rock Springs Nature Preserve

Location Details

Recreational Features: Picnic Tables, Birding, Playground
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality:
Rabbit in the grass
Picnic shelter
Black snake in the grass
Paved path through park
White throated sparrow
Playground
Lizard on rock
Amphitheater in forest

Adventures for Rock Springs Nature Preserve

Animal Athletes brochure
Hiking

Rock Springs Nature Preserve - Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.40
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to grasshopper long-jumps, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Bug Out brochure
Hiking

Rock Springs Nature Preserve - Bug Out

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.40
The "Bug Out" brochure is an investigation into the creepy crawlies of the forest. This adventure will help kids learn how to tell the difference between insects, spiders and other arthropods... as well as identify some of the more common bugs along the trail.
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Rock Springs Nature Preserve - Hide n' Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.40
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
The Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

Rock Springs Nature Preserve - Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.40
By following the picture and text clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, kids will discover six of the more common trees found along the trail. During their adventure, kids will learn about the need that people and other animals have for trees and about the roles trees play in the forest.

Directions

6684 Pine Ridge Drive
Denver, NC 28037
Latitude: 35.538672100000
Longitude: -81.012309400000

From I-40

Take exit 132 and head south on NC 16/Thornburg Dr. After 5 miles, turn Left (at the car dealership) to continue on NC 16 South. After 14 miles, turn Left onto St. James Church Rd. At the first traffic light, turn Left onto Business Rt 16, then a quick Right onto Campground Rd.  After 1 mile, take a slight Right onto Pine Ridge Dr. The park will be on your right - if you cross the railroad tracks, you've missed it! 

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Rock Springs Nature Preserve TRACK Trail was made possible through a partnership formed between the Kids in Parks Program, the North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association, and Lincoln County