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Rough Creek Watershed Trail System

The Rough Creek Watershed Trail System is to over 870 acres of beautiful protected land, as it is owned and maintained by the Town of Canton. The area is located on the south side of the Newfound Mountain Range and is home multiple water sources, rare plants, and animal species. The system is comprised of 3 trails of various distances, totaling 10+ miles. The system provides both hiking and mountain biking trails so there are several ways to explore this beautiful setting.


Hiking, Outdoor Activities


80 Rice Cove Rd, Canton, NC, 28716

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