Hemp Hill Road Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Waynesville, North Carolina that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until November.
Smooth path uphill to the best view of the Smoky's I've seen yet
Up, up, up for the first half of the hike but it is on a gravel road that leads to a US Park Service facility used for their education or training needs. Once at the top where the facility is located there are options to hike a variety of trails from 1 to 4+ miles in a more wooded environment.
The best hike I've ever been on! So worth it!
Very scenic despite not being in full foliage. Moderate incline which made a good hike
Phenomenal views. Steep at the beginning but very much worth it. It has many isolated areas with great views, to sit and relax, eat lunch, etc. Also, the GPS is accurate. I initially thought it may have been wrong but the beginning of the hike is a dirt road that leads to the trail. I highly recommend giving it a shot.
Uphill much of the beginning first few miles and about 2 miles longer (6 miles total) round-trip if you have to park at the gate, but so worth the views and variety of scenery. Be aware that there are bear sightings at times and learn how to be safe if you encounter one.
Tough climb. Absolutely worth it! Tons of blackberries to eat!! Great drive up too! Hemphill road was gorgeous.