Purchase Knob Trail

EASY 5 reviews

Purchase Knob Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Suttontown, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

no dogs

Road was closed as stated by others, but the 2.2 mike hike was worth the view. The research station at the top is also a nice resting point. Sunrise is worth the hike in the dark.

hiking
3 months ago

Very enjoyable

4 months ago

The vistas make everything worth it.

5 months ago

8 months ago

We did not actually get to go on Purchase Knob Trail. Purchase Rd is gated and has a sign that says it is for research vehicles only. We walked 2.2 miles up Purchase Rd with our dog and then saw a sign at the research center by the trail head that said dogs are allowed ON THE ROAD ONLY. Even still, it was worth the 4.4 mile round trip. The mountain views from the research station are phenomenal and there are a couple benches on a very nice deck that they welcome visitors to use and also some public bathrooms (which are closed during the off season). Be aware, this walk is 2.2 miles of fairly steady incline up but that means on the way back it's all downhill ;-)