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Uwharrie National Forest

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Recommended Routes in Uwharrie National Forest - 4

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Favorite Trail
Intermediate

Birkhead Wilderness Area 12 mi Overnight Backpacking Trip

11.7 mi 18.8 km 942' Up 287.18 m Up 937' Down 285.54 m Down

Denton, NC
Favorite Trail??
Intermediate

Uwharrie Romp

12.1 mi 19.4 km 1,526' Up 465.16 m Up 1,537' Down 468.38 m Down

Mount G…, NC
Favorite Calm waters at the end of the lake
Intermediate

Badin Lake Trail #94

5.4 mi 8.7 km 226' Up 68.76 m Up 226' Down 68.9 m Down

Badin, NC
Favorite Trail
Intermediate

Birkhead Mountain Wilderness Loop

9.8 mi 15.8 km 995' Up 303.34 m Up 995' Down 303.35 m Down

Denton, NC

Uwharrie National Forest Hiking

  • 175 Miles 282 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 12 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 40 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Uwharrie National Forest - 51

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6.3 mi 10.1 km #1Uwharrie Trail Extension
Intermediate
Troy, NC
Intermediate
Troy, NC 19 
20.1 mi 32.4 km #2Uwharrie National Recreation Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Troy, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Troy, NC 20 
2.1 mi 3.4 km #3Wood Run
Intermediate
Mount Gilead, NC
Intermediate
Mount Gilead, NC
5.2 mi 8.3 km #4Birkhead Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Asheboro, NC
Intermediate
Asheboro, NC 11 
11.2 mi 18.0 km #5Dutchman's Creek Trail #98
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Gilead, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Gilead, NC
1.1 mi 1.8 km #6Shortcut Trail
Intermediate
Denton, NC
Intermediate
Denton, NC
0.4 mi 0.6 km #7Camp Four Trail
Intermediate
Denton, NC
Intermediate
Denton, NC
1.6 mi 2.6 km #8White Tail
Intermediate
Mount Gilead, NC
Intermediate
Mount Gilead, NC
2.2 mi 3.6 km #9Camp Three Trail
Intermediate
Asheboro, NC
Intermediate
Asheboro, NC
3.2 mi 5.1 km #10Robbins Branch Trail
Intermediate
Denton, NC
Intermediate
Denton, NC

Photos of Uwharrie National Forest - 56

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Trail
May 6, 2022 near Denton, NC
Densons Creek. Trail goes to the left, not up the hill.
Feb 7, 2022 near Troy, NC
Looking Down stream.
Feb 7, 2022 near Troy, NC
Trailhead.
Feb 7, 2022 near Troy, NC
Decisions!
Feb 7, 2022 near Troy, NC
A straightaway with the morning sun glistening through the trees.
Jun 25, 2021 near Denton, NC
An old furnace
Jun 25, 2021 near Denton, NC
Crossing Walkers Creek
Jun 25, 2021 near Denton, NC