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National Public Lands Day Hike 2023

September 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Please join Three Rivers Land Trust for a hike on the Uwharrie Trail at Little Long Mountain on National Public Lands Day on September 23. We will meet at the Joe Moffitt Trailhead (998 Thayer Rd, Troy, NC 27371) at 8:00am and will be finished by 10:00am. This 2-mile total hike will go to the top of Little Long Mountain, at an elevation of approximately 920 feet, it is the only place on the Uwharrie Trail with long-distance views any time of year. There’s a trail shelter at the top where we will stop for a rest break before returning to the trailhead. Bring any water or snacks you might want, and wear long pants and good hiking shoes/boots. You may also want a hat and bug spray. Trekking poles may be useful as well but not required.

Three Rivers Land Trust took out loans to purchase this property from the private landowners who had it, and we acquired it on June 9, 2011. We worked with the US Forest Service to seek funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund and were able to finally transfer the tract to the US Forest Service on September 3, 2015. We worked with a group of volunteers who eventually became the Uwharrie Trailblazers to build 2 miles of trail on this site over the course of 2 years, through help from an Adopt-A-Trail grant. A portion of this property is still retained by TRLT and has conservation easements on it made possible through the NC Land and Water Fund. The Uwharrie Trail section is entirely on US Forest Service land though. Help us celebrate this great conservation success story by joining us on this hike on National Public Lands Day.


September 23
8:00 am - 10:00 am