Weymouth Woods

Weymouth Woods, Southern Pines: Hours, Address, Weymouth Woods Reviews: 5/5

Weymouth Woods
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY12,783 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The Weymouth Woods in Southern Pines, North Carolina is what you think of Southern Pines. The beautiful wooded forest that surrounds the area was crisp, and lush in the Fall when we visited. The pine needle smell is intoxicating. Beautiful!
Written October 31, 2021
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onecoolraisin
Huntersville, NC451 contributions
Apr 2020 • Family
We hiked the trails here, no crowds and minimal non-nature sounds. Unique landscape that we haven’t explored before. Definitely recommend when looking for a nature escape.
Written September 9, 2020
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p0peye55
Nevada, IA23 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
This is a well laid out nature preserve just outside Southern Pines. There is an attended lodge with restrooms, nature room and minimal food/beverages/souvenirs available. There are many trail options of varying lengths, not much for hills but one must be mindful of tree roots and the natural lay of the land. Taking the longest route (about 5 miles) and enjoying the variety of vegetation and a bit of wildlife, we completed the trail in under 3 hours. A lovely afternoon.
Written May 1, 2017
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Leslie T
Pinehurst, NC327 contributions
Dec 2020
We have a longleaf pine farm so we are familiar, but the older pines in a natural setting was perfect. Prescribed burns taking place regularly, keeping the ecosystem in tact. Lots of woodpeckers. A must for hiking in the area!
Written April 21, 2021
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VivaMiFiesta
Raleigh, NC147 contributions
Nov 2019
This a lovely place for a quiet, peaceful walk amongst the pine trees. There are numerous loop trails that connect to each other - around 7 miles total. All trails are well marked, but take a map with you. You can walk a short loop or much longer. The visitors center is nice and the ranger I spoke to was very helpful.
Written November 7, 2019
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Rick B
Round Rock, TX1,143 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
...... pretty urban. Not that I didn't like it, it was very very nice. Weymouth Woods Sandhills State Nature Preserve is located in Southern Pines much of it along Connecticut Ave which seems to be a very busy street. There was constant vehicle noise in that portion of the park. After doing 12 grueling miles hiking at Umstead yesterday I wanted something just to loosen up. I had been wanting to go to Weymouth so why not today. At Weymouth you will find a superb place to take a walk, if you are hiking for miles you are going to have to get creative as I did. Before you start DEET up there are swamps and associated flying critters when you get down to the swampy areas. And you are going to be walking on sand most of your trip so get those ankles coated good. These trails could easily be trekked in trail runners although I had on hiking boots.... which I do suggest because there is a lot of deep sand to fill your low cut shoes. Most of the trails are wide double tracks so you can talk and walk at the same time if you are able to. Yeah some people can't.
First remember this is a state run nature preserve and although it shows up on the NC State Parks website, there is no camp ground and just a few picnic tables scattered around the welcome center. At least 2 of those are accessible. The visitor center does contain a museum which was closed for renovation the day I was there and an auditorium. The accessible facilities are hard to find, they are not together. The women's room is under the portico of the museum, the men's under the portico of the auditorium on the other side of the entrance to the building. But you get far enough out in the woods and it really doesn't matter (wink wink).
The hiking here was very good with well marked trails albeit short. The exception was the Holly Road Trail which was about 2.5 miles. I hiked all the trails in just under 1.5 hours. So to rack up some additional time and miles I decide to hike the Equestrian Trails also. Being ever vigilant for road apples ( Y"all know what those are right?) I was able to extend my hike to 6+ miles and see the edges of the park. Unfortunately horse lovers although the trails exist much of it is along the road Connecticut Ave to be exact with only a 10 yard or so wide lightly treed buffer betwixt you and the road. I am not a rider but I would think this to be a bit of a bummer. There did appear to be a small parking area there though to unload your animals and get them into the woods. Small parking area..... probably room only for a single horse trailer with two horses provided they are in there side by side. Anything bigger you are going to do good to get your equipment off the road. If you go in here go straight into the woods and you will escape most of the road section. Beware after you double up with the Holly Road trail and go on they trail is somewhat washed out and rough. Slow 'em down to protect your animals through this section. I am not a rider but I do know that your horse is also your pet and we want to keep them safe. Otherwise the trails were great. There are also several fire breaks and service roads one could hike if you wanted more miles. While on the pine island trail try to spot the blue dragon flies with the butterfly wings. Something very different. This is also the year round home of the red cockaded woodpecker although I didn't see any or hear any on this day. Because this place has little or no forest understory it is a bird watchers paradise.
This place would be deserving of a 5 star rating if it just wasn't for the road noise through a third of the hike.
Written August 18, 2016
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Liz W
Southern Pines, NC101 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
Weymouth Woods is a delight for any nature lover. the Forest Rangers are very knowledgeable and lead hikes etc. they also have festivals and experts bring all types of birds and animals to show. The oldest and largest longleaf pine is located in Weymouth Woods.
Written April 4, 2016
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Sherri M
Southern Pines, NC151 contributions
May 2014 • Family
Most Sundays at 3pm there are educational activities led by rangers that appeal to all ages. Through the years we've taken the dogs who enjoy the trails and several children (ages 6 to teens) who've enjoyed the talks (hummingbirds, squirrels, wildlife, and fauna). A few times a year they have a night walk with flashlights and I never seem to catch them! The Visitor's Center is small but well constructed with a good layout.
Written September 24, 2014
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Madeline103119148
Fayetteville, NC247 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
Located less than an hour from Fayetteville and Raleigh NC, Weymouth Woods is a quiet oasis from either concrete jungle. The half dozen walking trails are family friendly (but not wheelchair friendly) and well marked. There are signs on each path pointing out wildlife who make this forest their homes.
This 930 acre preserve of longleaf pine boasts of having the oldest known living longleaf pines that is estimated to be 467 years old and the endangered red cockaded woodpeckers.
Before hiking, you may want to stop at the visitors' center and the natural history museum which are staffed by knowledgeable and energetic rangers.
Written May 31, 2014
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GumshoeOK
Oklahoma City, OK33 contributions
Oct 2021
Great place to spend 30 minutes or a few hours. There are multiple well-marked trails that interconnect so you can hike for half a mile or for several miles if you choose. All of the trails are "easy."
Written October 3, 2021
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