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Uwharrie Romp

Intermediate
 3.8 (19) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A rolling singletrack frolic along a North Carolina hardwood forest.


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Map Key

12.1

Miles

19.4

KM

Loop

751' 229 m

High

387' 118 m

Low

1,526' 465 m

Up

1,537' 468 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Overview

A well-marked gently rolling loop with plenty of options to increase or decrease the distance. This route is easy to access with the trailhead located on Rt. 24/27.

Description

The TH is a couple of miles east of the 24/27 bridge going over the PeeDee River. The parking area accesses both trails (Dutchman's Creek Trail #98 and Uwharrie National Recreation Trail), though on opposite sides of the parking area.

I started by heading up Dutchman's Creek Trail #98. This trail is marked with yellow blazes and heads north past where it connects, after 6.5 miles, with the Uwharrie. Uwharrie takes you back to the TH after 5 miles.

This trail rolls, without any substantial climbs, and crosses several creeks. All crossings were accomplished with dry feet. There aren't any splendid views. It isn't so much what you can see as much as what you travel through. It is just a great, enjoyable singletrack (with no mountain bikes), that can be extended, if so desired.

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Jason Doedderlein

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  3.8 from 19 votes

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One of many creek/stream crossings on the Uwharrie National Recreation Trail.
Nov 19, 2018 near Badin, NC
Wood Run Uwaharrie Trail Uwahrrie Nat Forest NC Uwaharrie Trail Uwahrrie Nat Forest NC
Nov 22, 2019 near Mount G…, NC
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Nov 26, 2015 near Badin, NC
Wood Run Uwaharrie Trail Uwahrrie Nat Forest NC Uwaharrie Trail Uwahrrie Nat Forest NC
Nov 22, 2019 near Mount G…, NC
Rhododendron Buds Uwaharrie Trail Uwahrrie Nat Forest NC Uwaharrie Trail Uwahrrie Nat Forest NC
Nov 22, 2019 near Badin, NC
Dwarf Crested Iris Uwaharrie Trail Uwahrrie Nat Forest NC
Nov 22, 2019 near Badin, NC

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Jun 27, 2020
Lewis Townsend
Jun 6, 2020
Andrew McLean
The mosquitoes are out in force. Bring you bug spray or don't stop for long in the low areas. Trail crews were working hard to clean up things. 11.5mi
May 30, 2020
Todd Stiffler
Oct 5, 2019
Go Hike
Creeks were dry so carry plenty of water.
Aug 24, 2019
Brian Moore
Hiked this, plus a segment of the Keyauwee Trail where it crosses the Uwharrie Trail, to the road, and back to the Uwharrie Trail to finish the Romp. 16mi — 6h 00m
Aug 11, 2019
Dow Watts
Great half way hike!! 10mi — 6h 00m
May 18, 2019
Jana DuMond
Beautiful hike along some babbling creeks. I don't really understand why people camp here when the trail is so short, and I got lost in one of the… 12.1mi — 4h 17m
Sep 22, 2018
Brack Morton
12.1mi