Wonderful, woodsy circuit hikes are possible in Uwharrie National Forest, some of substantial length. Uwharrie and Dutchman’s Creek Trails form a figure eight that, when linked with forest roads used by mountain bikers, can create hikes of many lengths. There’s also an interpretive walk beside the ranger station on the Densons Creek Trail.
Over the years, the forest service has expanded Uwharrie’s acreage, enhanced public access, and greatly improved facilities. There are major campgrounds and miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and OHV (off-highway vehicle) use on Badin Lake and elsewhere, plus primitive camps and picnic areas. Included are trail guides to: Densons Creek Nature Trail; Badin Lake Trail; Uwharrie and Dutchman’s Creek Trails; Birkhead Mountains Wilderness.
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