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Uwharrie National Forest

Troy, NC
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You can't beat FREE!

If you want to rest and relax, this is the place. It does not cost a thing to hike, fish or paddle... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Troy, North Carolina
Good hiking, year round beauty

Local to Charlotte with enough development to be comfortable, but not so much as to distract. There... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
John B
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  • Average5%
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“day hike” (3 reviews)
Troy, NC
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you want to rest and relax, this is the place. It does not cost a thing to hike, fish or paddle. You can even camp (out in the forest) for free. If you prefer to comfort camp the campgrounds are a bargin!

Thank 509lynnee
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Local to Charlotte with enough development to be comfortable, but not so much as to distract. There are hiking trails that are well marked and well maintained.

Thank John B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Badin Lake is so beautiful and we loved our visit! We will go back and plan to take a picnic lunch. Lots of shade and picnic tables.

Thank lynn0626
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

How do I even begin to write a review for this awful place? I arrived and falsely believed that I was about to have a good time. A few hours later, I was fighting for my life in a swarm of bugs larger than my...More

2  Thank Kobi R
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Each time I visit the Uwharries I'm still fascinated with the beautiful scenery and the excellent trails to walk. Each trail varies with their distance but none that I have traveled are too strenuous. The trails are used by day hikers, campers, and mountain bikers...More

Thank Mikbaidak
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We were at this park for opening day of the 4x4 trails. You purchase a day or annual pass and can take your jeeps or trucks or bikes out on the trails. The campground accommodates RVs or tents with both electric and non electric sites....More

1  Thank BethA043
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We went to Arrowhead Campground to hike Badin Lake and mountain bike. This area is trashed! Literally and figuratively. The Badin Lake trail has trash everywhere and generally poorly maintained. Mountain biking trails/horse trails are way overused, rutted out, swampy and unridable. Campground was overrun...More

2  Thank chespin
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We go to Uwharrie National Forest every chance we get. There is a lot of amazing scenery & the chance to see wildlife is abundant. Wear decent shoes for hiking because you can do a fair amount of it. Love this place!

1  Thank Marie W
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I've been to Uwharrie several times and have covered all of the trail except for the new northward extension (I need something to look forward to, right?). As a dedicated backpacker (Appalachian Trail thru hiker SOBO '05), this offers a satisfying weekend getaway, and the...More

1  Thank smithnewland
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Love Uwharrie. Have been using the boat ramps, hiking, OHV and horse trails for 15 years. The OHV traffic has gotten completely out of hand with ATVs, jeeps and dirt bikes flying up and down the roads and leaving garbage at every road side camp...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Where is the best place to meet up for a picnic and a short hike?
26 February 2017|
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There are a couple of hiking only trailheads on hwy 109 that have decent parking but no picnic facilities. I am not sure where there is an area for a picnic other than the campgrounds. We always just stop somewhere in the... More