NC Zoo Trails

In the last few years, the NC Zoo has been working on some hiking trails on the Zoo property.  All of the trails listed here do not require paying admission, but you still must abide by Zoo hours (6:30AM-7:00PM). I’ll admit, it is pretty cool sitting on the top of Purgatory and hearing lions roar […]

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Hanging Rock State Park

Date of Adventure:  07/28/2013 Type of Adventure: Hiking Total Distance Hiked: 4.2 miles Those in Attendance:  Brittiany Byrd, Shue Family Location: Hanging Rock State Park, Danbury, NC Took a middle of the summer Sunday afternoon trip to Hanging Rock State Park for some waterfall exploring and some sight seeing. Although there are 12 trails in the park […]

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Poison Fork/Little Long Mountain

Date of Adventure:  01/31/2015 Type of Adventure: Hiking Total Distance Hiked: 3.6 Those in Attendance:  Mike Chisholm Location: Uwharrie National Forest, Troy What a perfect day for a hike. This section of trail from the Jumping Off Rock Trailhead to the Joe Moffitt Trailhead is one of the newer sections of the reclaimed Uwharrie Trail, and I […]

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Printable Birkhead Wilderness Map

For those of you that don’t have a GPS or just like carrying a paper map, I created a printable map of the Birkhead Wilderness that contains most of the trails and a few points of interest. Open it here:  Birkhead Wilderness Map View more on the Birkhead Wilderness here.

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