Huckleberry Knob Nantahala National Forest, NC
miles
LENGTH 1.8 MILES
DIFFICULTY 1.9 Easy
DURATION 1 hour
ELEVATION GAIN
330
feet
TRAIL TYPE
There And
Back Again
Huckleberry Knob

Trek through the picturesque meadow of Oak Knob on the way to 360° views from the top of Huckleberry Knob along the Cherohala Skyway in North Carolina. Located in the Nantahala National Forest, Huckleberry Knob offers great views for a short walk. Good for families and pets, this hike offers a lot of reward for little effort.

The parking lot is small with only 4 marked parking spots. The trail follows an old road, passing around a gate near the trailhead. At about a third you'll walk out onto the grassy bald of Oak Knob, offering nice views of the immediate landscape. Follow the barely there path to the other side of the grassy knob where you'll see the trail re-enter the woods.

Continue on another few minutes before coming to Huckleberry Knob. On the way up you'll pass a large cross and plaque for the grave of Andy Sherman. Hike up to the small campsite at the summit of Huckleberry Knob for 360° views of the surrounding mountains. At 5,560 feet, this is the highest point in the Cheoah district of the Nantahala National Forest.

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length1.8 miles
difficulty1.9 Easy
duration1 hour
trail typeThere And Back Again
blazeNone
elevation gain330 ft.
park/forestNantahala National Forest
ranger districtCheoah Ranger District
1070 Massey Branch Road
Robbinsville, NC 28771
828-479-6431
parking feeNone
trailhead coordinates 35.314007, -83.990949 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 35°18.84, W 83°59.46 (Degree Minutes, MinDec)
N 35°18'50'', N 35°18'50'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
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35.314007, -83.990949 (Degree Decimal, DegDec)
N 35°18.84, W 83°59.46 most GPS units use this one
N 35°18'50'', N 35°18'50'' (Degree Minutes Seconds, DMS)
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Notes
Watch your step. There was a good amount of poop on the trail, most likely from the abundance of wild hogs this area is known for.
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hikethesouth-3 months ago
Easy With Great Views
Super easy trail less than 2 miles but really great views from the top of Huckleberry Knob. If you're driving down the Cherohala Skyway, this is a must stop.
Easy | Hiked Summer 2018
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