Birkhead Mountains Wilderness

Near: Asheboro
Distance: 1.4 – 3.1 miles
Covering about 51,000 acres and crossing three counties, Uwharrie National Forest is the most expansive park in central North Carolina. That means it’s heavily used and well-known, but within its breadth are a series of remarkable, less popular trails. Park at Robbins Branch Road Trailhead on the northern side of the forest. From there, choose between Hannah’s Creek (1.4 miles), Robbins Branch (3.1 miles), and Thornburg (1.8 miles) trails — or a combination. Campfires are allowed along all three.


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This story was published on Jun 09, 2014

Eric Ginsburg

Eric Ginsburg is the managing editor of Triad City Beat, a weekly newspaper covering North Carolina’s Triad region. Eric previously worked as the associate editor and staff writer at YES! Weekly, another alternative weekly newspaper, for three years.