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Uwharrie Trail Extension

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 4.3 (19)

A trail passing over one mountain with 360 degrees views, and another that tops 1,000'!


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6.3

Miles

10.1

KM

Point to Point

998' 304 m

High

467' 142 m

Low

1,114' 340 m

Up

773' 236 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the Jumping Off Rock Trailhead parking lot, turn left (west) on the paved road and cross the bridge over Barnes Creek. Look for the sign and trail on the right side of the road and follow it into the woods. The trail climbs onto a low ridge and follows it until dropping down the far side and joining an old road bed that crosses Poison Fork. Rock-hopping across the creek is usually possible just upstream of the crossing.

The trail then parallels Poison Fork for a half mile before turning left to follow another old road bed uphill. At a rock cairn and steps, the trail turns right off the old road and climbs around the shoulder of Little Long Mountain. At the top, visitors can enjoy 360-degree views of the Uwharrie Lakes Region. An AT-style shelter is located on the top of the mountain.

The trail descends off the north side of Little Long Mountain, crosses a gravel road at the Joe Moffitt Trailhead, and then climbs to the top of King Mountain, the highest point on the Uwharrie Trail. The trail then runs along a ridge to the north before descending to the Luther Trailhead, not far from Pisgah Covered Bridge Road.

This trail is a recently recovered section of the historic Uwharrie Trail route.

Thanks to Don Childrey for sharing this description. Learn more about the 200+ miles of trail winding through this region of rivers, lakes, and ancient mountains in the heart of North Carolina's Piedmont - check out the Uwharrie Lakes Region Trail Guide.

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Don Childrey

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Photos

View from top of Little Long Mountain
Oct 22, 2020 near Troy, NC
Eagle's Nest Shelter on the top of Little Long Mountain during summer.
Jun 28, 2016 near Troy, NC
The Eagle's Nest shelter on the Uwharrie Trail Extension at the top of Little Long Mountain.
May 14, 2016 near Troy, NC
Views from near to top of Little Long Mountain.
Jun 28, 2016 near Troy, NC

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Dec 26, 2020
Circ Ise
6mi
Nov 3, 2020
Andrew McLean
A couple of trees down just south of the shelter. Lots of ant hills in the taller grass near the shelter. 2.5mi — 2h 00m
May 6, 2019
dane Cruz
Mar 22, 2019
Go Hike
Mar 10, 2019
Michael Nicewander
Oct 19, 2018
Don Childrey
2018 thruhike 6.3mi
Sep 1, 2018
Kara Ivey
Jump off lot to Little Long Mtn 2.2mi
Apr 22, 2018
Kara Ivey
Took side trail to camp 7 with stone fireplsce 5.6mi