Camp Three Trail
ElevationAscent: 249' 76 m
Descent: -237' -72 m
High: 900' 274 m
Low: 694' 211 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
Popular runs nearby
Birkhead Mountain Wilderness Loop
9.8 mi 15.8 km • Loop • 995 ft Ascent 303.34 m Ascent
Badin Lake Trail #94
5.4 mi 8.7 km • Loop • 226 ft Ascent 68.76 m Ascent
Fall Mountain Trail
4.2 mi 6.8 km • Point to Point • 545 ft Ascent 166.01 m Ascent
5.8 mi 9.3 km • Loop • 892 ft Ascent 271.88 m Ascent
12.1 mi 19.4 km • Loop • 1,526 ft Ascent 465.16 m Ascent
“This trail was put in by the Boy Scouts and heads down to Camp Three.”— Russell Hobart
Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers
From the Birkhead Mountain Trail (about 3 miles if you're coming from the Tot Hill Farm parking lot), you'll see a sign pointing the trail out. Head downhill somewhat precipitously through the heavy woods. At times, this section of the trail can be indistinct, but as long as you look out for the yellow blazes, you won't lose the path. Soon, you come upon the Two Towers rock formation. Find your way down the hill, and you'll arrive at the picturesque North Prong of Hannah's Creek. It's an easy rock hop across, and you begin to head back up.
The next section of trail is pock-marked with a few old test mines from back when there was a gold rush on the Uwharries. Old rusted equipment can be found here and there. Camp Three is found shortly after this section and continues to hold some of the old test mines.
Heading along the trail from here, the trail gradually rises along an old u-shaped road that is being reclaimed by nature. Continue on and you reconnect with the Birkhead Mountain Trail.
Land Manager: USFS - Uwharrie National Forest Office