The Paint Hill trails are part of the Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve and are located about a mile southwest of the main wood. The trail is approximately 2.2 miles and has more elevation than the surrounding Sandhills area, with a maximum elevation of 599 feet. The hilly trail also has some nice hilltop views, as well as a rare plant known as Pixie-moss that blooms in the winter months. SALT turned over the 30-acre tract to the North Carolina State Parks system in 2013 to enhance the public recreational values of the Weymouth Woods State Park. Open during daylight hours.
Good For: Bird-watching, running, walking, hiking, exploring, cycling
From Downtown Southern Pines
Turn left onto E. Indiana Ave. from S. May St. Continue on E. Indiana Ave. for 2 miles, then turn right onto Stoneyfield Dr. The trail entrance is at a crook in the road about a half a mile down Stoneyfield Dr.
From Fayetteville / Raeford
Turn right onto Indiana Ave. from 211. In 2 miles, turn left onto Stoneyfield Dr. Continue up Stoneyfield Dr. for a half a mile until the bend in the road, where you will find the trail entrance.
Many of the service roads on the Paint Hill tract lead onto private property. Please be mindful of this while hiking here.