Hemp Hill Road Trail

MODERATE 75 reviews

Hemp Hill Road Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Waynesville, North Carolina that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
770 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

rocky

no dogs

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Pretty awesome trail. We came just a little before the colors were completely changing in the trees but it was still beautiful everywhere. This trail is not very hard but steep at times. Here's what you need to know:
You're going to come up on a closed gate reserved for special trips for cars to go to the science building (which is cool as crap). Just park near the gate somewhere and start hiking up the gravel road. The gate is the beginning of the laid out trail on all trails. Then you'll reach a split in a pretty grassy Meadow area. Take the first obvious left and you'll come across Ferguson Cabin which is an awesome place that has been around since 1874. There are a few apple trees around this trail and we came just around the time for them to start falling off of the trees. My girlfriend wouldn't let me eat one because she was afraid they might be poisonous but I was going to risk it. I took a few so I'll let you know how it goes.
Anyways, you then hop on the cataloochee divide trail then to take a right to the science building. On the left you'll see a beautiful view of Mt sterling and on the right by the science building you'll see purchase knob and the views behind it. Then you'll head towards the trails to the knob which will be a shortcut back to where you made the first left split off of the gravel road.

hiking
11 days ago

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trail running
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1 month ago

Gravel road walk...

1 month ago

wonderful views within short drive of Waynesville

hiking
1 month ago

Longer with the hike up the gravel road (about 6 miles), but so worth it!

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walking
2 months ago

Would rate this a more moderate/hard trail. Once you get to the top, it's stunning. There are no peekaboos, so you never get a glimpse of anything til the top. There is a nice cabin that offers a place to sit and relax. Would not recommend for kids or beginners or someone who has a heart condition.

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