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Uwharrie National Forest

Average Rating:    (3.93 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 28

There Uwharrie National Forest has over 30 miles of multi-use trails that cross the entire park. There are 8 main trails for use by bikes, 4-wheelers, and motorcycles, and many more secondary trails. There is a $3/day use fee for riding here. Trails range in type from easy rides to exceedingly difficult technical trails. The rides here can be as easy, or as difficult as you want to make them.
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Latitude
35.31092288799606
Longitude
-80.035400390625
Trail Directions
Enter the U.N.F. from HWY 109 approximately 10 miles north of Troy, NC. There is a large National Forest sign right along the highway designating the entrance. There are many miles of Forest Service roads that branch out from the main entrance. A map of this area is highly recommended, as it is easy to get turned around or lost once you get back into the park.
Trail Length
30++ miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Albemarle/Troy
   


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Review Date
July 20, 2013

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Patrick Hunnicutt ,  Racer

Summary:
Lots of potential here, but a lack of upkeep basically sucked all of the fun out of these trails--or at least out of my experience. There were downed trees once every eighth mile or so on large portions of every trail I rode. Additionally, the trails were really poorly marked--at one point, the blaze for the Supertree disappeared and led to an hour long hike back to civilization. However, all of single track I was able to ride--uphills and downhills, especially the downhill bits--was some of the best I've been on in North Carolina. Great flow, perfect dirt, good tech bits, some nice tables and kickers, and even some really nicely maintained berms (surprising for NC, where I find most of the downhills ruined by wide open, flat corners). In my opinion, nothing is too difficult--aerobically or technically--or too sketchy. If the Park Service--or anyone, really--could go nuts with chainsaws and spray paint, these trails would be pretty spectacular. Low score mostly due to the poor trail conditions.



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Review Date
December 6, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: kt42 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode Supertree and Keyauwee last summer and I have to say, Supertree was pretty boring, but Keyauwee was really fun, if you're not afraid of a steep, rocky uphill section to start off with. I rode Supertree first and all it is is double track rolling hills with some sections of singletrack in the woods.

Recommended Route:
Keyauwee



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Review Date
August 15, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: tfraser ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Ride this Keyuawee and Super Tree a few times a year. The system drains well and can be ridden when everything in Charlotte is closed. There is logging in the system currently, but there is still plenty of singletrack. Two new trails. One is an out and back or out and up the fire road just off the in road from the NEW Pit toilet the USFS has put there. It is only a mile or so, but great trail.
There is another new trail called White Tail that bisects the Supertree loop. Very fun and very fast!Keyuawee is a grind up hill from the Pit Toilet (Woodrun Hunt Camp), and will be a blast down hill. There is a lot of trail work going in the area for expansion.

Recommended Route:
Ride the fire road to the junction and then either go left or right. To the right is SuperTree. ride the fire road for a mile or so and then bomb down White Tail to the Fire road. Take a right and back to the start. Turn right at the gate and back up the fire road, and go left this time. It is now a logging road for a ways, but look for the trail off to the left. It is a short ride back to the log road. Take it down hill to the curve and the singletrak is to the right. It is a couple miles back to the start. The last mile is technical and fast.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fisher Farm at Davidson, Lake Norman State Park



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Review Date
January 9, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Dwayne Puckett ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Rode Keyauwee and supertree clockwise then Keyauwee counter clockwise and rode supertree again clockwise. Lot of climbing on Keyauwee either way lots of rocks and roots, couple of creeks. really good trail that would be a little better if there were fewer rocks. Bombing down the downhills gets tiring after you're bounce for so long. Supertree was a blast all the way. If you go clockwise then most of the climbing is done on the double track then you bomb forever. Alot smoother than Keyauwee

Recommended Route:
Keyauwee then Supertree clockwise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
same old stuff



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Review Date
July 17, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Ian Garner ,  Cross Country Rider , from Uwharrie Ranger District, Troy

Summary:
Skyrock Trail, in the Woodrun Mountain Bike Trail system, has been closed until further notice.



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