Rough Creek Watershed Loop is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Canton, North Carolina that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running.

7.7 miles
1,443 feet
Out & Back


trail running



no dogs

22 days ago

Some bushwhacking but, all in all, a wonderful fall hike on a beautiful Saturday

1 month ago

Beautiful trail. Took a late afternoon hike here and loved every minute of it. Trail is a little over grown but still easy to use. I was the only person in the woods. I'll be going back.

trail running
4 months ago

Extremely overgrown but great Barkley training

7 months ago

Great hike.

8 months ago

Not a soul around for 7.5 mikes. The outer “road trail” is in great shape. Cherry Cove Trail was just OK. Since it’s not used a lot, it’s getting grown over and lots of blow down. Trail only haze a blaze at the start and finish. Above 4,300’, the trail is impassable in spots and difficult to find. Also, dogs are not allowed!!

8 months ago

To add clarity - you must open the gate and drive through - the trailhead is up the hill. Make sure you close the gate - there are a few cattle roaming around somewhere!! Nice walk through the woods.

9 months ago

Beautiful trail but challenging to find. Go through the cow gate when the road ends, then climb up the single track road. Trail head is well marked once you get to the top.

21 days ago

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Tuesday, July 12, 2016