Purchase Knob Hiking Trail
Make a stop by the Haywood Visitor Center in Maggie Valley and pick up a Purchase Knob Hiking Map or download it here. This beautifully illustrated map was created by a local certified naturalist and highlights one of Haywood County’s best hiking gems. Purchase Knob offers an open trail with plenty of features to explore, like Ferguson Cabin, all encompassed in a four-hour roundtrip hike. You will also find tons of great spots to picnic along the way. Easy to Moderate grade.
There’s no bad time to hike Purchase Knob but the best wildflowers are present at the end of Summer from late August to early September. Fall colors will be their brightest in late October. You can also hike on the Cataloochee Divide trail if you’d like an all day adventure. Stop by downtown Waynesville after your hike for a fresh meal and maybe even a cold brew!
Photo courtesy of Solitary Photo Traveler.