Hill Forest Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A couple of things recommend a hike at Hill Forest, one of seven teaching forests operated by North Carolina State University. The first is its peculiar location on the fringe of the Piedmont’s “snow belt.” “Snow belt” may be a bit of an exaggeration, but on those rare winter days when snow is a possibility in the Triangle, this is where you’re most likely to find it.
Located 2 miles southeast of Rougemont, Hill Forest is on a plateau that is just high enough, topping out around 550 feet, and far enough north that when an indecisive cold rain is pelting Raleigh, it could well be snowing in Hill Forest. Just the spot for northern transplants who miss a good walk in snowy woods."