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blue Birkhead Mountain Trail

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5.2 mile 8.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 623' 190 m
Descent: -686' -209 m
High: 926' 282 m
Low: 531' 162 m

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Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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A trail along the main ridge in the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness.

Don Childrey

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildlife

Description

This trail starts at the parking area on Tot Hill Farm Road. The trail climbs up to the top of Birkhead Mountain and then follows the ridgeline to the southern end of the mountain. Though dense foliage limits visibility in the summer, there are some views through the trees in winter.

The trail connects to several other trails in this wilderness area, including Camp Three Trail, Robbins Branch Trail, and Hannah's Creek Trail.

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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Apr 7, 2019
mud cup
Mar 6, 2019
Taylor Young
Jan 5, 2019
Billy Hagee
Birkhead Mtn to Cedar Rock Mtn, over to Gray Owl and back off trail 6.5mi
Oct 23, 2018
Don Childrey
Hiked from Robbins Branch to north end as part of 2018 thruhike. 2.5mi
Aug 11, 2018
Matt Brown
Apr 28, 2018
Kristine Kinney
went with puppy which slowed me down. But it was great for her especially the creeks. 2mi
Mar 25, 2018
Ben Davis
Got a hard rain so a little muddy and some downed trees across the trail but a nice leisurely overnight.
Aug 22, 2016
Oscar Ponce

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