Waterrock Knob Trail

MODERATE 76 reviews

Waterrock Knob Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Waynesville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
449 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

24 days ago

Great little trail with stunning views! Worth the beautiful scenic drive along the blue ridge parkway! It is all uphill but short so it's bearable!

24 days ago

1 month ago

Great hike with beautiful views

1 month ago

Views are amazing! While the trail is shorter; it is uphill on the whole way out, so it is still a challenge. Will be going back.

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1 month ago

Loved it! The drive up is pretty incredible. There is a nice visitor's center with clean and adequate bathrooms. The hike up is definitely a steep climb but there are So many breathtaking views and opportunities to take a breather (which you will need!) Once you Finally make it to the top it is Exquisite! The trail itself is well maintained, more rocky at the top but managable and so worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

We love the views along the way as well as from the top.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Awesome views!!

2 months ago

Steep hike! Beautiful views.

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3 months ago

Short, sweet, and gorgeous. If you want a secluded hike, this isn't for you, as it is highly trafficked. There are picnic tables at the bottom and bathrooms, making it a nice touristy stop on the parkway. The park Rangers on staff were helpful and provided recommendations for other hikes in the area along with a map.

5 months ago

nice short hike, not good for climbing or bouldering. i think my 70 year old grandma could do this hike, but it was really pretty, so if you are looking for something short and not difficult, just to get out in the mountains- this is a really good hike for you

5 months ago

Beautiful views of the Parkway, great place for stargazing in the warmer months.

5 months ago

7 months ago

Loved this hike!!