Waterrock Knob Trail

MODERATE 48 reviews
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Waterrock Knob Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sylva, NC that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October.

1.0 miles 452 feet Out & Back

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20 days ago

Loved this hike!!

1 month ago

Nice views along a climbing trail.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

A very popular trail...but for a good reason. It is short and steep (my track was about a half mile and 450 feet to the top). The first two thirds of the trail is not difficult...the beginning even being paved. It is just the last section where it gets a little rocky. And the views are amazing all the way up, particularly on the beautiful fall afternoon I visited! It is located at mile 451.2, with a large parking area, restrooms, picnic tables and a nice visitor center.

hiking
1 month ago

stunning views

1 month ago

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2 months ago

Beautiful vistas almost entire way to top. So worth the effort to get to top. Beautiful drive to a very nice trail head with breathtaking views and restroom facilities. A very doable trail for novice.

2 months ago

Beautiful and breathtaking views the entire trail. The trail is very short but very steep in some spots.

hiking
3 months ago

Haven't been hiking in quite a while. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Last half is kind of rough but well worth it. Scenery is beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

very nice, moderately hard hike. The last half of trail might be considered challenging for inexperienced hikers, but my family enjoyed it. The view at the top is worth the walk.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Hilly and difficult but beautiful.

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4 months ago

Beautiful views from the top!

4 months ago

Trail goes up and second half was rocky. Definitely recommend carrying hiking staff and good shoes. Views are spectacular.

5 months ago

Fun medium hike. Views were awesome.

5 months ago

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5 months ago

I'm a very inexperienced hiker and this trail was not difficult for me at all.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

the trail to yellow face was totally overgrown so i decided to do waterrock instead. the rhododendrons were impressive as were the spruce and fir trees. the trail was a bit muddy due to the recent heavy rains and the temps even in june were quite chilly with the 20 knot winds. the top section is a bit rugged with plenty of rock stairs to climb. nice views as you would expect from 6200 feet up. i also checked out the browning knob trail .. much too steep for this 60 year old .. maybe some other time.

hiking
7 months ago

This hike will burn some calories. Great views as you make your way up higher and higher. The hike is worth it as the top is majestic.