At its northern trailhead off NC 58 near Maysville, the Weetock Trail seems like just another trail: there’s parking, an obvious trailhead, even a kiosk. And there’s easy-to-follow trail — for the first few miles. But then you cross a dirt road and … is that the trail on the other side? Or does it head down the road (which way?) for a spell? The trail's uncertainty is one of the things we love most about it; that and the fact it dives deep into woods that are oddly comforting on a cold, sunny day. It's one of our favorite winter hikes.
If you're especially intrigued by a hike that requires navigational skills, you will love this hike. We will provide a map of the known trail, along with a compass for those who need one. Basic navigational skills are recommended, but not required, for this hike. If you've taken
our intro GetOriented! Finding Your Way in the Woods course, you should feel comfortable on this hike (if you take the GetOriented! class before this hike, you'll receive a 20 percent discount on this hike).
Upon payment, you'll receive an eguide for this trip including:
* Nearby camping and lodging (recommended, due to the early start)
* Tips and recommendations on appropriate clothing and gear
* Additional information pertinent to the trip