Travel Advisory (Updated 9/21/21): It is recommended that people continue to avoid travel to the Cruso area of Haywood County. This includes a portion of Highway 276 with bridge and roadway damage. Additional access to the Blue Ridge Parkway is available at 215, 23/74, and 19. The Haywood County TDA will continue to update this travel advisory as new info becomes available. #HaywoodStrong Learn More

Adventure Seekers, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Nature Lovers, Outdoor Activities

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.

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