Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

Trails Status

Hiking Trails

Mostly Open

Moccasin Crossing is closed for bridge repairs until further notice. Please use Pine Island Trail to cross James Creek.

Bridle Trails


Note: There is no horse trailer parking at the park.

About the Park

Map of North Carolina with a star indicating the location of Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve

Located in Moore County 35 miles northwest of Fayetteville, Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve allows visitors to experience the longleaf pine forests that once covered millions of acres in the southeastern United States. The lanky pines – some of the hundreds of years old — tower over a network of trails that traverse expanses of wiregrass. Rare and intriguing species, including the red-cockaded woodpecker, the fox squirrel, the Sandhills pyxie-moss, the pine snake, and the insectivorous purple pitcher plant, characterize the park's extraordinary plant and wildlife. 


There are no camping facilities at Weymouth Woods. The closest state park with camping is Raven Rock State Park.

Activities at Weymouth Woods

  • Hiking (7 miles)
  • Horseback riding (2.5 miles, no horse trailer parking)
  • Picnicking

Activities at Boyd

  • Hiking (1 mile)
  • Picnicking

Activities at Paint Hill

  • Hiking (1 mile)


  • Auditorium and classroom
  • Discovery room
  • Visitor center and exhibits


Amenities are available at Weymouth Woods tract only. There are no amenities at Boyd and Paint Hill tracts.

Plan Your Visit


1024 Fort Bragg Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387

GPS: 35.1470, -79.3716


Current Weather

28387 Southern Pines, NC

Park Hours

Tab/Accordion Items



January 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
February 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
March 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
April 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
June 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
July 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
August 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
September 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
October 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
December 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Open daily, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Discovery Room is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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