Corn Mill Shoals is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cedar Mountain, NC that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
In DuPont State Forest. Start at Corn Mill Shoals Parking area. Took Corn Mill Shoals trail to Big Rock Trail to Little River Trail to Burnt Mountain Trail and back to Corn Mill Shoals to complete approximately a 6 mile loop. This can be shortened to a 4.5 mile loop by omitting Burnt Mountain.
Easy walk in the Dupont State Forest.
This trail is in the DuPont State Forest with parking lot on opposite side of the road from trail. The morning of my hike was cold and snowy. The trail starts out easy, with the first mile or so being dirt and gravel. It then becomes much more difficult because you have to cross Little River, which at the crossing is more like a creek. After the river crossing the trail gets steep in places and very treacherous due to the ice and snow. Overall a very good trail and one an average hiker can do in dry weather.