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Birkhead Mountain Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (10)

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


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5.2

Miles

8.3

KM

Point to Point

926' 282 m

High

531' 162 m

Low

623' 190 m

Up

686' 209 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

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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Shared By:

Don Childrey

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  3.8 from 10 votes

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Photos

Overgrown relic on the trail
Feb 3, 2018 near Asheboro, NC
Creek crossing at the beginning of the trail
Feb 3, 2018 near Asheboro, NC
Bare rock at the summit
Feb 3, 2018 near Asheboro, NC
Intersection of the Camp 3 Trail
Feb 4, 2018 near Asheboro, NC
Bare maple trees on a wet, foggy day.
Feb 12, 2018 near Asheboro, NC
The split in the trail for the shortcut
Feb 25, 2018 near Denton, NC

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Oct 18, 2020
Lewis Townsend
May 24, 2020
Jackie Batson
Apr 7, 2019
Go Hike
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