Featuring an iconic set of twin covered bridges, this route is set in autumn across a North American rural environment with trees and farms filling the background alongside fallen leaves cover parts of the road.
The police vehicles patroling the course in the Hot Pursuit mode are the Chevrolet Caprice in the PlayStation release or the Ford Crown Victoria in the PC release. In Need for Speed: High Stakes, the Ford Crown Victoria is joined by the Chevrolet Corvette.
The musical pieces "Little Sweaty Sow" by Saki Kaskas and "Hydrus 606" by Rom Di Prisco are played when participating in an event along the course.
- In the beginning of the course, there's a billboard of Autumn Valley Speedway, a course featured in The Need for Speed.
- In the PlayStation release of Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit, Hometown features a road sign that highlights the town as "Oakville", but the PC release has the road sign highlighted it as "Hometown."
- These signs also mention Crystal Lake, which appears on Alpine Segment 2's map in The Need for Speed.
|Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit - Courses|
|Beginner||Hometown · Redrock Ridge · Atlantica · Rocky Pass|
|Expert||Country Woods · Lost Canyons · Aquatica · Summit · Empire City (Bonus)|
|Hidden||AutoCross · Caverns · Scorpio-7 · Space Race · The Room · TR02B (Unreleased)|
|Need for Speed: High Stakes - Courses|
|Beginner||Celtic Ruins (Scotland) · Landstrasse (Germany) · Dolphin Cove (USA) · Hometown (USA) · Redrock Ridge (USA) · Atlantica (USA)|
|Advanced||Kindiak Park (Canada) · Route Adonf (France) · Rocky Pass (Canada) · Country Woods (USA) · Lost Canyons (USA)|
|Expert||Durham Road (England) · Snowy Ridge (USA) · Aquatica (USA) · Summit (Canada) · Empire City (USA)|
|Raceways||Raceway (Italy) · Raceway 2 (USA) · Raceway 3 (Spain)|