Huckleberry Knob Trail

EASY 44 reviews
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Huckleberry Knob Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near McGuires, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
344 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A short hike to the summit of Huckleberry Knob featuring 360 degree views. This easy trail is about 2.5 miles round-trip. Just follow the trail, actually an old road, through the open woods to the Oak Knob. Then stay on the road to Huckleberry Knob.

hiking
3 months ago

My review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape photographer

The trail is easy to follow even though it is unmarked. It also serves as the access road for the trucks that occasionally mow the grass at the balds and is very wide. A few muddy spots but even after heavy rains it is negotiable

The view from both the southern and northern balds are pretty good. You can see multiple mountain ranges in the distance and there are numerous compositions using the trees in the fields. There’s also a grave maker at the northern summit with some interesting possibilities. I plan to return in the fall because the whole area is covered with deciduous trees. Lastly I think it’s a good spot to photograph the Milky Way; open southern skies and no light pollution.

backpacking
4 months ago

We camped here during a drive from North Carolina to Tennessee. It was a quick hike to the top, with beautiful views and no one else the whole night. It may or may not be haunted by the man whose bones are buried at the top (namesake of nearby Dead Man's Run), but we thought of him as a friendly ghost.

hiking
6 months ago

Great easy hike with our dogs. Packed in a picnic and enjoyed the amazing 360 views, pretty much had it to ourselves.

hiking
7 months ago

easy hike, great views, abundance of huckleberries.

hiking
8 months ago

This was absolutely stunning. Panoramic views and a pretty easy trail; kids would especially enjoy this because of the varying views and balds. Take a blanket and have a picnic in the mountains. :)

8 months ago

Nice leisurely trail. Great views.

9 months ago

Huckleberry Knob trail was an easy hike with our 3 year old. The trail was easy to follow and not too steep. The weeds were a bit high in some parts. The view at the top was worth the weeds, nevertheless. The grassy knoll at the top is perfect for a picnic lunch.

9 months ago

Good walk but weeds could be cut back some.
Worth the time and energy for the 360 view at the top.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice easy hike with incredible 360 degree view. We were fortunate to have perfect weather as well.

hiking
10 months ago

One of the few true 360º views around. Sat last week on Hooper Bald looking across at the top and said to ourselves, "That's where we want to be." So this week we decided to go. It is an easy walk with the added bonus of Oak Knob. We could see endless blue ridges, watch the sky, enjoy the sun, feel the soft grass--just a delight. Looking forward to returning many times in the days to come.

10 months ago

Beautiful! Easy hike with pretty wildflowers. View at the top is spectacular

hiking
Monday, March 13, 2017

Lovely trail. Went when it was foggy so views were obscured but the foggy fields and forests were absolutely beautiful as well. Easy and quiet hike. Gets a little windy in the open places.

hiking
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Easy hike. Beautiful views. Go on a clear day for sure. Very windy at times.

hiking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I've done this trail twice now and it was awesome. We went in the summer and wish we had come earlier in the spring due to the amount of wild flowers along the trail. Butterflies and bumblebees are everywhere so take your camera. Great views from the top with an elevation of over a mile high.

hiking
Thursday, December 29, 2016

My children and dog enjoyed the easy hike, the trail is easy to navigate and offers beautiful scenery.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

awesome views

Thursday, September 29, 2016

quick easy hike with full 360 view

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Amazing panoramic picnic spot 10 minutes up the trail.

camping
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Excellent short hike to the camping stead with beautiful views and gorgeous night sky views.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Easy, great views

hiking
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

fairly easy hike with phenomenal views! do it!!

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

nice wide trail of the cherohala skyway or parkway out of robbinsville, nc. It is around mile marker 7 or 8. make sure you go when everything is in bloom....it should be beautiful!

hiking
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

There is a 360 degree view when you get to the top. Well worth the climb. The trail is mostly through open fields. The is one of the many balds in the southern Appalachian Mountains.

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