Dutchmans Creek Trail Upper Loop

Morrow Mountain State Park, North Carolina

Dutchmans Creek Trail Upper Loop

Dutchmans Creek Trail: Upper Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This loop hike tackles some of the most rugged terrain in the Uwharrie Mountains, a scenic outlier range laced with trails and public lands from Morrow Mountain State Park to the 50,000-plus- acre Uwharrie National Forest. After leaving Yates Place Camp, this hike drops to meet the long- distance Uwharrie Trail, where it turns south, rolling through hills to visit Dutchmans Creek. From there, the trail scales a knob then cruises a hilltop flat. Next, visit the Little Island Creek drainage, enjoying the flowery valley.

The challenges then begin as you scale a series of rocky hills before reaching lower Dutchmans Creek. A rewarding walk up this stream recalls the western Carolina mountains. The final highlights are a seasonal waterfall on a tributary of Dutchmans Creek and an old homesite before finishing the circuit hike."

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Trail Information

Morrow Mountain State Park
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
9.4
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
5-6 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Camping
Additional Use
Views, Waterfalls
Features
Uwharrie National Forest, 789 NC 24/27 East, Troy 27371; (910) 576-6391; www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc
Local Contacts
USGS Morrow Mountain, Uwharrie Trail map available at the Uwharrie National Forest headquarters.
Local Maps

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Dec 2018