- Trails (Hiking & Equestrian)
- Disc Golf
- Historical Farm
- Open Play
- Kayak & Canoe Rentals
Overview & Map
Cedarock Park features a network of trails that includes approximately 6 miles of hiking trails and 6 miles of equestrian trails. All trails are marked with colored blazes on trees every tenth of a mile. Keep an eye out to make sure you're on the trail you intended! None of the trails are particularly strenuous hikes, but they do involve some inclines and are mostly natural surface so please use caution and know your abilities.
In case of emergency, please note the number on the nearest trail blaze and report it to park staff or emergency services if you call for help.
Equestrian Trail (Orange Blazes)
Cedarock offers 6 miles of dedicated equestrian trail. Horses are allowed only on the Equestrian Trail (orange blazes). Please note that the Equestrian Trail involves a shallow creek crossing and several short wooden bridges where it winds over Rock Creek. The trail consists of 3 loops comprising 6 miles that wend their way through the park. There is a new mile of connector trail that will link the new Equestrian Center and dedicated equestrian park entrance to the rest of the trail. This is a beautiful wooded trail that offers hills, creek crossings, flat areas, and beautiful views of the whole park.
Spoon Branch Trail (Blue Blazes)
The first trail that you encounter as you enter the park, the Spoon Branch Trail (blue blazes) offers 2 miles of hiking along Rock Creek and its tributaries. Beginning at the first parking lot across from the Historical Farm, follow the blazes past the picnic area, through the woods, and across the main road. Enjoy the boardwalk through the wetlands before connecting to the rest of the trail across a bridge over the creek, where you enter open woodland. Old rock wall remains dot the way along this trail and offer a glimpse into the area's history.
Rock Creek Trail (Green Blazes)
Rock Creek Trail offers a little over two miles of hiking through mature hardwood forest. You can access the trail from several points but the main trailhead is near Shelter 3. The trail consists of two loops and a connector to the trailhead. You will not only enjoy views of the creek throughout the trail, but also spectacular views of the waterfall over the old mill dam.
Spoon Branch/Rock Creek Connector Trail (White Blazes)
The Connector Trail features an upper and lower section that add about a mile to your hiking trip, linking the Spoon Branch and Rock Creek Trails to offer a longer trek. The lower section follows the lowlands along the creek, so beware of squishy footing when the weather's been wet. The new upper connector winds upland through an area with lovely wildflowers in the Spring.
Curtis Mill Trail (Purple Blazes)
This half-mile trail is our only paved trail. It is accessible from the parking lot near the Wellspring Disc Golf Course. It is a popular walk, ending at the waterfall over the old mill dam or connecting to Elmo's Gazebo and the Rock Creek Trail. This is a great choice if you're looking for a short walk and a visit to the waterfall, or need a more accessible trail than the natural surface hiking options.
Cedarock Disc Golf Course
The first disc golf course you will find at Cedarock Park is the Cedarock Disc Golf Course. It is the longer of the two courses, featuring open grass fairways. This 18-hole course offers ameteur and professional tees and baskets.
Wellspring Disc Golf Course
The Wellspring Disc Golf Course is the shorter and older of our two courses, but in some ways, it is much more challenging than the other course. Wellspring is an 18-hole course that plays through a heavily wooded section of Cedarock Park, making accuracy more important than power. It features amateur and professional tees.
Click here to download a score card (link will open a new window).
Step Into the Past
The Cedarock Historical Farm provides an example of life on a farm in North Carolina during the 19th Century. This unique farmstead features an original cabin, farmhouse, barn, outbuildings (smokehouse, post office, and more), antique and replica farm equipment, and farm animals. The mules, Bonnie and Clyde, watch over the farm from their pasture, and are a favorite along with the goats and Suffolk sheep.
Learn about life on the farm through self-guided interpretive signage as well as special Open Farm days on select weekends with living history demonstrations. Guided tours are also available by appointment.
For more details about the Farm or scheduling a tour, please visit the Cedarock Historical Farm page.
Fishing at Cedarock Park
Bank fishing opportunities are currently available at one of the park's two ponds and along
Rock Creek. The main pond is stocked with catfish and bream year-round, and trout in the winter months.
You must have a valid NC Fishing License to fish in the park. To support the cost of stocking the ponds, we also require a Cedarock Park Fishing Pass. Daily passes are $5 and annual passes are $25. There is a catch limit of six fish per day, per pass. No catch & release of trout. For details on fishing in the park and how to purchase a pass please click here.
Enjoy the Outdoors
Cedarock Park offers a variety of options for open outdoor play. Across from the middle park office, you will find a sand volleyball court and paved basketball court available first-come, first-served. Near the Wellspring Disc Golf parking lot, there is a playground with benches and views of the pond and picnic areas. There are ample open spaces throughout the park to accommodate a variety of outdoor activities.
Paddle Rock Creek
The park offers kayak and canoe rentals for use in Rock Creek. This is a great introduction to paddling as the creek features shallow, flat water. The paddle can be completed in less than an hour. Perfect for beginners or those looking for a leisurely paddling experience.
A waiver must be completed by each participant and children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The fee is $8 per single-person kayak and $10 per canoe, for up to 2 hours. Please see park staff at the visitor center or middle office for more information and to make a rental. Rentals are dependent on water levels.
Camping at Cedarock
The park offers primitive hike-in camping located along Rock Creek. The camping area will accommodate groups as well as individuals. Camping spaces have fire rings and bench seating. The camping area can be reached from the Rock Creek Trail trailhead.
The fee is $10.00 per night or $1.00 per person for groups of more than ten people. Limit 3 nights. Call the park office at (336) 570-6759 for availability or reserve online (link will open a new window).
Picnics & Gatherings
Cedarock Park offers a variety of options for picnicking and family gatherings. You can enjoy the open spaces in the Map Field near the Historical Farm, open grassy areas near the middle office, and other open spaces throughout the park.
There are also five picnic shelters and two gazebos available for rental and on a first-come, first-served basis if not already reserved. Some shelters offer restrooms, electricity, and/or grills. The park staff will place a sign on the shelter with the party's last name covering the hours you need it and will also make sure the shelter is clean and ready for you.
For a complete listing and description of the shelters, and to make a reservation, please visit Facility Rentals.