About and How to Visit:
The Rough Creek Watershed property consists of over 870 acres of beautiful & majestic land, owned by the Town of Canton. This property is located on the south side of the Newfound Mountain Range, approximately 5 miles north of the Town of Canton in Western North Carolina. The Rough Creek Watershed Trail System is comprised of 3 trails of various distances, totaling 10+ miles. This immense natural resource is open to the public for hiking and mountain biking year round!
See the PDF link below for trail map of the area.
SAHC’s involvement in conservation:
SAHC was instrumental in the protection of this 870-acre conservation easement held by the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, co-managed with SAHC and owned by the Town of Canton. Our Stewardship Team monitors the conservation easement each year, to ensure that the land and water resources will continue to be protected for future generations.
We have led a variety of guided hikes, including Winter Tree ID excursions, bike rides, and a night hike on this property.
Be sure to check out our list of upcoming hikes and events, and join us for an adventure!
Rough Creek Watershed Map
Rough Creek Watershed Trail System, Town of Canton