Eight well-marked NC mountain hiking trails in Cashiers lined with hemlock, rhododendron and mountain laurel, offer a variety of skill levels and traverse the 1,400 acres of the High Hampton estate. Strike out on your own or join one of our guides for a group excursion.
Reach the peak of Chimney Top Mountain at 4,618 feet for a breathtaking view of Cashiers valley and the Blue Ridge mountains, enjoy a casual trek alongside Hampton Lake, or get a cardio workout on our exclusive Fitness Trail. Named trails include Lake Trail, Wildflower Trail, Headwaters Trail, Azalea Trail, Shortia Trail, Chattooga Ridge Trail, Chimney Top Trail and Rock Mountain Trail. An hour-and-a-half hike leads to the peak of Chimney Top Mountain, and another one-hour hike crosses the summit of Rock Mountain at 4,370 feet.
The Fitness Trail is professionally designed to tone your muscles and give you the cardiovascular exercise that is important to good health. It originates at the upper end of Hampton Lake and proceeds to the base of Rock Mountain. There are 10 stations with instructions for fitness at each station.
All of our hiking trails with their spectacular views of the Cashiers valley will please the stroller, walker and hiker alike.