Faith Rock

Where: Franklinville, NC Type of Activity:  Short Hike Distance: 0.3 mile (0.6  mile round trip) Parking:  35.743479, -79.697020   This hidden gem in the little town of Franklinville, NC on the banks of the Deep River is an excellent place to explore with an interesting historical significance. Park in a small gravel pull off on Andrew […]

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Bear Creek Trail System

Where: Bear Creek Area, Town of Robbins Activity: Hiking Distance: 4.3+/- miles of unique trail The Town of Robbins in northern Moore County truly has a hidden gem of around 4.3 miles of hiking trail along the Bear Creek area. They have also opened a public canoe access on Bear Creek at the NC Hwy 705 […]

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Badin Lake Trail

Where: Kings Mountain Point, Badin Lake, Uwharrie National Forest Activity: Hiking (with picnicking, fishing, swimming nearby) Distance: 2.2 mile trail with 1.6 mile road option. Or a 5.6 miles loop option Kings Mountain Point is a narrow peninsula in the Uwharrie National Forest that juts out into Badin Lake. The area is designated day use only […]

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Historic Boy Scout Camps in the Uwharries

Within the boundaries of the Birkhead Wilderness, finding a place to camp couldn’t be easier. In fact, disperse camping is allowed practically anywhere in the 5,160 acre wilderness. The only rules are to stay at least 200 feet away from creeks, streams, and roads. But for me, there are some areas of particular interest along the […]

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New Hope Overlook – Jordan Lake

Where: New Hope Overlook, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area Activity: Hiking Distance: 2.8 miles Parking: 35.682518, -79.047709 Just 30 minutes from Raleigh, Jordan Lake State Recreation Area has plenty to do. There is hiking, boating, fishing, and even Bald Eagle watching around the 14,000 acre reservoir. This article is for the New Hope Overlook section of the […]

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Pilot Mountain State Park

Type: Short hike Distance: 0.8 miles Where: Pilot Mountain State Park, NC Just off of Hwy 52, Pilot Mountain juts up 2,000 feet above the Piedmont. One of the most prominent natural features of the state, the distinct big pinnacle has been a navigational aid for many many years. In fact, the native Indians named the […]

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Pisgah Covered Bridge

Type of Adventure:  Nature Walk/Historic Site Distance: 0.2 miles A little treasure in southeastern Randolph County spanning the west fork of Little River the Pisgah Covered Bridge was first built in 1911, and used until the 1950’s when a two lane bridge was built. The Pisgah Covered Bridge is the only covered bridge left in […]

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Uwharrie River – Low Water Bridge to NC Hwy 109

Type of Adventure: Canoeing/Kayaking Distance: 6.9 miles Location: Uwharrie River, Montgomery County Put-In:  Low Water Bridge Rd, 35.488717, -80.005631 Take-Out:  NC Hwy 109, 35.431145, -80.016659 This nearly 7 mile float on the Uwharrie River is great for a relaxing, easy going trip. A lot of work has been completed in the last few years to make this very paddle friendly. Put […]

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Rocks Trail

Date of Adventure:  03/11/2015 Type of Adventure: Hiking Total Distance Hiked: 1.4 miles (2.8 miles round trip) Those in Attendance:  Brittiany Byrd Location: Morrow Mountain State Park, Albermarle, NC As I have mentioned before, Morrow Mountain State Park offers so many things to do. The Rocks Trail is a great trail to check out, especially if you are […]

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Fall Mountain Trail

Date of Adventure:  03/08/2015 Type of Adventure: Hiking Total Distance Hiked: 3.9 miles Those in Attendance:  Luke & Christina Teague Location: Morrow Mountain State Park, Albermarle, NC Morrow Mountain State Park on the western banks of Lake Tillery is actually the closest State Park to my hometown of Asheboro, but one I am sad to say that I […]

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