Rare Walk on the Rocky River

Pittsboro, NC – The Rocky River would have to be considered a hidden gem in Chatham County. But on Saturday Nov 3, 2012 you’ll have a unique chance to walk a piece of the Rocky that might soon become an actual nature trail. Cost is free.

Walking the Proposed Rocky River Nature Trail

The Rocky River Walk is a late addition to the 2012 Exploring Nature in Chatham Series.

On Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,  Siler City NC STEP’s team will lead a guided walking tour of a proposed Rocky River Nature Trail.

NC STEP stands for Small Towns Economic Prosperity. Siler City has been chosen for the program and the Nature Trail is just one small part of their plans.

The  guide will be Donna Sivulka with the committee working on a Concept Plan for the proposed greenway trail.

The Siler City and County Board of Commissioners will need to approve the Concept Plan in order for the proposed greenway trail to be developed.

About the Rocky River

The Rocky River is located almost entirely within Chatham County, NC and currently has limited public access points. Almost its entire length across the county is ranked highly as a Nationally Significant Natural Heritage Area because the river is home to several rare and endangered species.

The Rocky headwaters in Alamance and Randolph counties, then flows southeast through Chatham into the Deep River at the White Pines Preserve.

This walking tour is a special opportunity to learn more about the proposed trail and see parts of the river that are not usually visible to the general public.

What to Wear

Participants should wear long pants, light colored short or long sleeve shirt, and sturdy shoes for walking on uneven terrain.

A temporary trail that is reasonably passable has been created along the river and across several ridges to facilitate a tour of the property.

Event Details

Meet in the parking lot of the Chatham Medical Park building at 163 Medical Park Drive, located near Chatham Hospital in Siler City.

Rocky River Nature Walk
Saturday, Nov 3, 2012
10 AM – 12 PM

Meet at:

Chatham Medical Park Building
163 Medical Park Drive (off Campus Drive)
Siler City, NC

Cost: Free

Register: (919) 545-8044


Rocky River photo (near White Plains) by BobIsTraveling, one of NC’s finest nature photographers. Thanks for using a CC license, Bob!