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Spring in the longleaf pine forests of Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve
Moccasin Crossing Closed   

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

 Last updated on: Tuesday, February 9, 2021


Map of North Carolina – Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve


Contact the park
 

910-692-2167

weymouth.woods@ncparks.gov
 

Addresses
 

Weymouth Woods
and visitor center

1024 Fort Bragg Road
Southern Pines, NC 28387

GPS: 35.1470, -79.3716

 

Boyd Tract
and Paint Hill Tract

Please contact park staff to visit these two accesses.
 


Hours
 

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  • November to February:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
     
  • March to October:
    8:00am to 8:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

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  • Open daily:
    8:00am to 5:00pm
     
  • Closed Christmas Day
     

 


 

 

 

List of trails

Observe plant and animal life along more than four miles of well-marked, easy-to-hike trails.
 


Bower's Bog Trail
Location: Trail starts at the Visitor Center

Description:

This looping nature trail skirts the edge of an upland bog filled with ferns, pitcher plants and shrubs.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
0.30 miles
loop
Difficulty:
easy hike
Blaze:
red circle

Equestrian Trail
Location: Accessed from the corner of Bethesda Rd and Connecticut Ave or various intersections with the Holly Road Trail and the Pine Island Trail; there is no horse trailer parking available.

Description:

This trail loops through the northern half of the preserve.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
2.60 miles
one way
Difficulty:
easy hike
Blaze:
white square

Gum Swamp Trail
Location: Branches off Pine Barrens Trail

Description:

The trail passes through a stand of hardwoods and travels along the edge of a swamp where James Creek flows.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
0.50 miles
loop
Difficulty:
easy hike
Blaze:
orange circle

Holly Road Trail
Location: connects with Gum Swamp Trail and Pine Island Trail

Description:

The trail loops through the northern half of the preserve.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
1.80 miles
loop
Difficulty:
easy hike
Blaze:
red triangle

Lighter Stump Trail
Location: Connects Bower's Bog Trail with Pine Island Trail

Description:

This trail is bordered on one side by open stands of longleaf pine and a mix of hardwoods and lower wet areas on the other.


Surface: natural surface

Length:
0.50 miles
one way
Difficulty:
easy hike
Blaze:
orange triangle

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 8:00am
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 8:00am
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 8:00am