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Uwharrie National Recreation Trail

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20.1 Miles 32.4 Kilometers


90%

Runnable

2,831' 863 m

Ascent

-2,807' -856 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

871' 265 m

High

385' 117 m

Low

Shared By Jeremy Waldrop

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The Uwharrie Trail is a point-to-point trail in Uwharrie National Forest.

Jeremy Waldrop

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Very rocky. Watch the ankles, particularly in fall when much of the trail is covered in leaves.

Description

This is a 20 mile point-to-point singletrack trail that goes from north-south or south-north from one end of the Uwharrie National Forest to the other. The terrain is hilly but nothing very long, just lots of ups and downs. There are several creek crossings and rock gardens.

The trail is well-marked with white blazes that are easy to follow. There is some rocky terrain and streams to navigate as well as a variety of scenery along the way. On the northern part of the trail, Dark Mountain offers an excellent western view. There are also camping areas along the trail which include Yates Place Camp, Wood Run Hunt Camp, West Morris Mountain Campground and other primitive camps. You may also see old home sites, cemeteries, and gold mines along the way if you keep your eyes open.

There are several points where the trail can be accessed for those who want a shorter run. There are three main trailheads. These include the beginning and ending points, and one on NC Highway 109, about eight miles northwest of Troy. Other roads also cross the trail, but be aware that there is limited parking at these sites. These other access points are located at Yates Place Camp on Dusty Level Road (SR 1146) and Tower Road (SR 1134).

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Oct 26, 2017
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