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121 mi 195 km of trail 2 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 28 Trails Intermediate Trails 20 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails
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Featured Hikes in Uwharrie National Forest - 2

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Favorite One of many creek/stream crossings on the Uwharrie National Recreation Trail.
Intermediate

Uwharrie Romp

12.1 mi 19.4 km • Loop • 1,526 ft Ascent 465.16 m Ascent

(18) Mount G…, NC
Favorite Bare maple trees on a wet, foggy day.
Easy/Intermediate

Birkhead Mountain Wilderness Loop

9.8 mi 15.8 km • Loop • 995 ft Ascent 303.34 m Ascent

(4) Denton, NC

Trails in Uwharrie National Forest - 46

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6.3 mi 10.1 km #1Uwharrie Trail Extension
Intermediate
Troy, NC
Intermediate
6.3 mi 10.1 km Troy, NC 13 
20.1 mi 32.4 km #2Uwharrie National Recreation Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Troy, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
20.1 mi 32.4 km Troy, NC 13 
1.4 mi 2.3 km #3Hannah's Creek Trail
Easy
Denton, NC
Easy
1.4 mi 2.3 km Denton, NC
5.2 mi 8.3 km #4Birkhead Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Asheboro, NC
Intermediate
5.2 mi 8.3 km Asheboro, NC 10 
3.2 mi 5.1 km #5Robbins Branch Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Denton, NC
Easy/Intermediate
3.2 mi 5.1 km Denton, NC
5.9 mi 9.5 km #6Keyauwee Trail
Intermediate
Mount Gilead, NC
Intermediate
5.9 mi 9.5 km Mount Gilead, NC
1.1 mi 1.8 km #7Shortcut Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Denton, NC
Easy/Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Denton, NC
0.4 mi 0.6 km #8Camp Four Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Denton, NC
Easy/Intermediate
0.4 mi 0.6 km Denton, NC
11.2 mi 18.0 km #9Dutchman's Creek Trail #98
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Gilead, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
11.2 mi 18.0 km Mount Gilead, NC
2.2 mi 3.6 km #10Camp Three Trail
Intermediate
Asheboro, NC
Intermediate
2.2 mi 3.6 km Asheboro, NC
5.4 mi 8.6 km #11Badin Lake Trail #94
Easy/Intermediate
Badin, NC
Easy/Intermediate
5.4 mi 8.6 km Badin, NC
1.8 mi 2.9 km #12Thornburg Farm Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Denton, NC
Easy/Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.9 km Denton, NC
1.3 mi 2.1 km #13Hang Glider Trail #719
Intermediate/Difficult
Badin, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
1.3 mi 2.1 km Badin, NC
1.7 mi 2.7 km #14Morgan Trail #718
Intermediate
Badin, NC
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.7 km Badin, NC
0.9 mi 1.5 km #15Buttermilk Trail #720
Intermediate
Badin, NC
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Badin, NC
3.5 mi 5.6 km #16River Trail #713
Intermediate
Badin, NC
Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.6 km Badin, NC
1.1 mi 1.8 km #17Cooper Cemetary Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Denton, NC
Easy/Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.8 km Denton, NC
1.6 mi 2.6 km #18Burl Tree Way #717
Intermediate
Badin, NC
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Badin, NC
1.1 mi 1.7 km #19Big Rock Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Badin, NC
Easy/Intermediate
1.1 mi 1.7 km Badin, NC
2.9 mi 4.7 km #20Falls Dam OHV Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Badin, NC
Easy/Intermediate
2.9 mi 4.7 km Badin, NC

Photos of Uwharrie National Forest - 27

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Stark winter forest at Camp 3
Feb 3, 2018 near Asheboro, NC
Two towers rock formation along the trail.
Feb 3, 2018 near Asheboro, NC
Overgrown relic on the trail
Feb 3, 2018 near Asheboro, NC
North Prong of Hannah's Creek
Feb 3, 2018 near Asheboro, NC
Calm waters at the end of the lake
Jan 28, 2018 near Badin, NC
Lapping waves create "tomato soup" on the shoreline
Jan 28, 2018 near Badin, NC
Eagle's Nest Shelter on the top of Little Long Mountain during summer.
Jun 28, 2016 near Troy, NC
One of many creek/stream crossings on the Uwharrie National Recreation Trail.
Nov 19, 2018 near Badin, NC

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