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Keyauwee Trail

Average Rating:    (4.24 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 33

Keyauwee - Ride this loop trail counter-clockwise for lots of tight, fast, downhill single track. There are two stream crossings, three fairly long, steep climbs ranging from 1/4 to 3/4 miles, and lots of cool places to just get off the bike and relax. Be on the lookout for fallen trees, blind curves, and other bikers coming in the opposite direction. This can be a dangerous trail as many of the fast downhill sections offer the least visibility for upcoming obstacles and other riders. This trail is starting to gain lots of use as its popularity with riders from NC/SC/VA has exploded.
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Latitude
35.30405865770839
Longitude
-80.02939224243164
Trail Directions
The 'Wood Run' trail system starts at the parking area/entrance to the Uwharrie National Forest on Hwy 24/27, about 10 miles east of Albemarle, NC. There are standard USFS Info Boards that have area and trail maps at this trailhead. A map is a reccomended item unless you know the area well. A map is also available at the web link listed below. NOTE - both trails start EXACTLY 2.60 miles down a gated Forest Service road. The trails are indicated by flexible fiberglass 'wands'.
Trail Length
6.0 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Albemarle
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Review Date
January 3, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Cliff Neill ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
MTBR riders,

Just a note to let you know that a comprehensive plan is currently being made for the Uwharrie trail system. It is calling for major expansion. The next phase contains nearly 20 miles of trail starting from a new trail head at the existing Forest Service Yates Place Campground. These trails shall connect with the existing Woodrun trails. Also, the ride experience should be different from the existing trails since the new trails shall be in deep woods and remote terrain. Since we are in the initial planning phase of this project, we have created an online Trail User Survey so that we can gather responses from as many riders who use the existing trails as possible. The online survey is available at www.rideuwharrie.com We feel strongly that the responses of the current Uwharrie trail users can help to make the Uwharrie trails what they ought to be.

Cliff Neill

Recommended Route:
Keyauwee: Ride clockwise to get the one mile descent from Walker Mountain to Woodrun Creek.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
ORV Trails at Badin Lakes section of Uwharrie National Forest. This is an Off Road Vehicle fee area and the trails are, for the most part, EXTREMELY challenging.

Equestrian Center Trails at Badin Lakes section of Uwharrie National Forest. 40 miles of trails open to horses, hikers, and bikes. Rooty, rocky, downed logs, and muddy, but there are some fun sections. There is no fee for use of these trails.



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Review Date
November 17, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Dresdenlock ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trail has just been recently reworked...and it is like a brand new trail...before it was more of an intermediate to expert trail..now it leans toward beginners a little bit...you still have to be on your toes to ride there...but it's alot of fun.

Recommended Route:
I would go clock-wise...it's easier (for me)..counter clock-wise it's a world of pain..but sometimes that's a good thing.



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Review Date
April 29, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ttaylor3 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
For current trail information go to www.rideumba.com or www.uwharriewheelmen.org. As of today, the trail is clear and relatively dry. Recent trail work has made riding conditions very good. Trail Care Days are scheduled for May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, October 16, and December 12.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Supertree



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Review Date
November 26, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Bikeman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A nice trail for a low-land national forest but a bit overrated IMO. Good workout with some ups and downs, a few very good and scenic sections with several miles of dirt road thrown in. If you are in the area it should be ridden.

Recommended Route:
counter clockwise probably is the best route (start from the dirt road and finish at Woods Run Camp) although clockwise is fine



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Review Date
June 24, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: REZ , from Raleigh

Summary:
Fun trail. More difficult then Supertree, but I would still classify if as intermediate in skill level. The short "down-hill" section after the break in the woods near the top is the best section (also a nice view). Then a some double track till you get back in the woods. The creek crossing was the only place we were off our bikes on the entire trail since water was high.

Recommended Route:
Counter-clockwise



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