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Uwharrie National Forest

Located in the central Piedmont region of North Carolina, this 46,000 acre tract of forest has several worthwhile trails. The 500 million year old volcanic mountains were once very tall. They have been eroded over the years and the remaining thousand foot mountains seem taller than they are because they rise above the rolling hills. 

Signed into existence by President Kennedy in 1961, this National Forest is relatively young. The main trail, The Uwharrie Trail, has also been designated as a National Scenic Trail. It is 20 miles long and follows the spine of the Uwharrie Mountains. Another noteworthy hike is the 6 mile Dutchmans loop, off of Highway 27. For more information visit the ranger station just past Troy, North Carolina on highway 27. You may want to call first:

Uwharrie National Forest
Route 3, Box 470
Troy, NC 27371
(910) 576-6391
Directions:
2 miles east of Troy on NC 24/27

Map of Uwharrie National Forest

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