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Uwharrie National Forest, Troy

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4.6/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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  • Went for a visit with my daughter and her husband so we could go out in the jeeps. There are plenty of trails for all levels of modifications. No emergency egress routes so remember what goes down mus...  read more »
  • This area has some of the best off road trails that I have ridden on. Some are pretty rough and rocky but if you take it easy they are a lot of fun. One disadvantage is that the horseback riders use t...  read more »
  • I went out of my way to go here, and I saw a lot of lumber and lumber companies. Downed trees, no wildlife, and trail signs weren't maintained or noticeable. What I don't get is why people in that are...  read more »
  • Hate it why lets see very few places to hike, whole forest is privately owned not national forest at all. What is even worse is how you allow homes to be built in here destroying the forest and thats ok. I seen one trailor was run down grass was dead ( which is hard to do in the greenest part of the state.) Had trash and bunch of garbage around their house. Looks like crap because these people who own them are cutting trees and leaving trash everywhere. So how is this a national forest that is all owned but a few hiking trails. This us a joke no people should live in any national forest and this one is ruined and owned go to the smoky mountain where its still a little preserved at least not low class people with a trailor every five mins.
  • Uwharrie is the land of the free. Enjoy off-roading, camping, fishing, river and lake sports, hunting, shooting, hiking, and whatever else your heart desires. I get a season pass every year and spend a lot of time enjoying nature and putting my Jeep to good use. Hope you enjoy it too, just please keep it clean and be respectful.
  • We stayed at several free campsites throughout the forest. Most were full of trash, even though the rules say "take you trash with you on the way out". If you plan on camping in the free areas, bring extra trashbags for your trash and the cleaning you will have to do before you camp. We hiked and rock climbed around the end of 576. We were around 80 ft above water level and still found beer botles, beer cans and other trash. Rangers, host, or any official were to nowhere to be found throughout our stay. Maintnance and upkeep is not done for any of the free areas in Uwharrie National Forest. This means, in order to keep the national forest clean, you must clean up after yourself. This place would be perfect for primitive / dispersed camping if not for disrespectful and childish campers. Also, do not cut down living trees - pick up dead ones for firewood - green trees do not burn anyway. Shower houses - $3 person/day at the paid campgrounds and payment is on the honor system at the pay tubes located at the entrance to the paid campsites. Drinking water via tap / hose is also available for free at the shower houses along with toilets. Cell signal is spotty depending on location and altitude, so if an emergency arises you might have trouble calling for help. GPS never failed during our trip. PS- Trash cans are located at every parking lot and shower houses throughout the national forest.
  • Facilities and primitive camping, a beautiful pistol/rifle range, great trails, and no hassle from the rangers. What more could you want? If you bivouac near a 4WD trail make sure it's rained fairly recently or silt you will suffer.
  • I love this place. It's a huge park with tons of area for off road vehicles, horses, walking trails, etc... Personally I ride four wheelers and took mine here with a buddy of mine and we had a blast for about 9 hours one day, I wish we would have had more time to explore because we probably only saw 1/4 of this park. There's a pretty famous trail for 4x4s here called "Daniel" (youtube it if you're into 4x4s). It's pretty intense and me and my buddy actually did it on our wheelers by accident. I suggest if you're into anything outdoors, you check this place out.
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