The Weed Patch Mountain Trail (WPM Trail) is a 8.6 mile multi-use backcountry trail implemented with state-of-the-art sustainable design and construction to offer a world class user experience in the Hickory Nut Gorge to hikers, mountain bikers, and rock climbers.
Weed Patch Mountain Trail (WPM Trail) is a segment of the planned 130-pIus-mile trail network of the Hickory Nut Gorge State Trail. The trail takes visitors to a dramatic cliff-top viewpoint, exploration through a cave, across a picturesque trout stream, boulder fields, and many other scenic viewpoints. The construction and design of this trail enhances the natural beauty of our great state by featuring state-of-the-art curvilinear design to manage water flow, rock stairways, and stone paving. WPM Trail is truly a benefit to the surrounding region, serving mountain bikers, hikers, and rock climbers. The trail's construction brought together private and public partners along with volunteers who contributed more than 1,400 construction hours, clearly demonstrating the number and variety of interested parties in this project.
The WPM Trail was opened in 2018 and features stunning scenic viewpoints, artful trail design, and masterful trail construction. The project was funded primarily by a federal Recreation Trails Program (RTP) grant.