Uwharrie National Forest

Troy, North Carolina

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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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Hiking North Carolina

by Randy Johnson (Falcon Guides)

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.

© 2016 Randy Johnson/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Troy
Distance: Several options
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Uwharrie National Forest, 789 NC 24/27 East, Troy 27371; (910) 576-6391; e-mail: uwharrie@fs.fed.us Download the national forest’s Recreation Guide, brochures, and maps at www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc (click through to the Uwharrie for a list of links to literature).
Local Maps: USGS Eleazer and Farmer for the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness; USGS Troy, Morrow Mountain, and Lovejoy for the Uwharrie Trail. The USDA Forest Service’s Birkhead Mountains Wilderness map and topos are for sale at the Troy ranger station.
Topo Map: Uwharrie National Forest Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking North Carolina Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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10/10/2009

We hiked the 7 mile loop - "Birkhead Mountains Wilderness" - described in the trail guide. - Hannah's Creek to Birkhead Mountain and Robbin's Branch back to where we started. It was a easy hike. It was a perfect day. Very peaceful and beautiful - with the leaves changing colors. It took us about 4 1/2 hrs. It could be done faster, but it is worth taking your time.

8/11/2008
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