Uwharrie Lakes Region Trail Guide – Second Edition

5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
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Hidden in the heart of North Carolina’s Piedmont is a region of rivers, lakes, and ancient mountains. Miles of trail wind their way through this region, waiting to be discovered by hikers, bikers, equestrians, and Off Highway Vehicle enthusiasts. This guide contains detailed maps, elevation graphs, and descriptions for these trails. All of this wilderness treasure is within easy day trip reach of the Charlotte, Triad, and Triangle areas of North Carolina!

Trail coverage for Morrow Mountain State Park, the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness, and the Uwharrie National Forest.

Trip coverage is a unique feature of this guide; I’ve combined data from multiple trails to match real-life trip routes.

Includes maps; mileages; elevation data and profile graphs for every trail and trip. You’ll also find descriptive text and history about each trail.

  • Quick reference tables to make picking the right trail or trip easy!
  • 215+ miles of trail
  • 113 named trails
  • 95 multi-trail trips
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9915802-0-0
  • Paperback, 6″x9″ format
  • 525 pages
  • Published in 2014 by Earthbound Sports, Inc

Additional information

Weight 26 oz
Dimensions 9 x 6 x 1.125 in

5 reviews for Uwharrie Lakes Region Trail Guide – Second Edition

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is such a good book! It’s full of information about the trails, has great trail maps and elevation graphs. I didn’t realize that there were so many trails in the Uwharries! As the coordinator of a ladies’ hiking group. this book has been so helpful in finding trails for us to hike on.

  2. 5 out of 5

    I love hiking in the Uwharries and this book is essential to getting the best information about the trails to hike there. A wonderful reference guide to all the adventures you can have in the Uwharries.

  3. 5 out of 5

    The author is an insider to the trails in the Albemarle-Troy area. He helped build and maintain Keyauwee, Supertree, Whitetail, and Woodrun Trail. The information on the trails that I’m familiar with is up to date and accurate. On the Adventure (Mountain Bike) Trail at Albemarle’s City, I thought that I knew it all; I learned the designed route from the map on page 38. The detail on that map is not available anywhere that I’ve seen. He’s included the treeline and the property line. The facing page shows an elevation profile with latitude/longitude and UTM coordinates of the trail head. This information is provided for every trail in the book. His section on Morrow Mountain State Park trails is also up to date and detailed. For example the Fall Mountain Trail was rebuilt after a large section of the trail was destroyed by flood…the book has the re-route correct. The Fall Mountain Trail map has the route in bold and has surrounding trails shown. He includes useful information including a service road, the Kron House, and the “hidden” pond that I have never seen on any map. You can look at the elevation profile on the facing page and see that you’ll be climbing from 300 ft. elevation to over 700 ft. Later in the book he has a section called Morrow Mountain State Park Trips where he combines trails. MMSP Trip C combines Fall Mountain Trail and Long Loop Trail to make a 5 mile loop. Right across the river from Morrow Mountain is the Uwharrie National Forest and the Wood Run Area Trails…which includes Uwharrie and Dutchman’s hiking trails and Keyauwee and Supertree mountain bike trails. Don continues with the highly detailed maps and elevation profiles. His Keyauwee Trail map includes the newly routed trail in bold; the old trail is shown with a dotted line. He includes the creeks and the “wildlife food plot” areas that I have not seen on other maps. He puts all of this on the map without making the map too busy. You could photograph a few of his maps and elevation profiles with your phone; head to the Uwharrie’s and leave the book in your vehicle.

  4. 5 out of 5

    I got this guidebook as a gift and actually went and bought an second copy so that I could keep one at home for planning and take the other into the field to get dirty. This book is a must-have for adventures in the Uwharries!
    Highly recommend this book, as it is great for novices as well as experienced folks– there are well-presented maps which are accompanied by precise mileage and landmarks. The book is very user-friendly and Childrey even included a handful of suggested routes– he combines different trails to create routes of different lengths and difficulties as options (shorter/easier, longer/more difficult) so planning is very easy for the guide user! He also includes landmarks and background info which makes it really easy to know you are still on the right trail.
    This is a great gift for anyone who enjoys activities outdoors!

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent resource that is accurate and easy to understand and use. Highly recommend it and taking it on the trail with you.

    • Thanks for your support, Karen!

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