Randolph county trek spots

How it works

When you visit Randolph County to complete your Challenge miles, don’t forget to log your activity on our event page at When you submit your results and log your activity, make sure to add in the comment section that you completed a trail or paddle at a preferred County Trek Spot!! This will make you eligible to win the top spot for Most Adventurous Challenger, given to the individual who travels to the most County Trek Spots across the state!

Let’s get social 

Be sure to tag us on social media when posting pictures from your adventure with the following hashtags: #TRLToutdoorchallenge, #milesforconservation, and #TRLToutdoorsRanCo (use this tag specifically for your Randolph County adventures!)

Paddle trek spot

deep river

 For a 6.2 mile paddle, put in at the Worthville Road (Randolph Co. 2122) Bridge access, and take out at the Loflin Pond Road (Randolph Co. 2221) bridge at Cedar Falls. 

Note about the put in: The put in is 100 yards below the Worthville Damn and is in the backwater of the next dam at Central Falls

More about this stretch of the Deep River: This is not for the beginning paddler! There are class II and class III rapids on this paddle, but there are also incredible scenic views!

This route also requires portage of two dams. Portage the 25-foot high Central Falls Dam (mi. 4.5) on the left side around the hydroelectric building. A long rope is useful to help lower boats down the steep bank. Portage the Cedar Falls Dam (mi. 5.8) on the right.


Deep river rail trail

Trailhead Address: 435 Rising Sun Way Franklinville, NC 27248

GPS Coordinates: 35.7373767″ N,-79.6830186″ W  

Details: 4.8-mile paved and soft gravel bike trail along a historic corridor (Start in Franklinville, continue on the Ramseur section, then turn around at Harlan Creek, and head back to the Franklinville Trailhead to complete this route.

Click here for all the details of this picturesque and historical local trail!

More Info on the Rail Trail: Also known as the Textile Trail Greenway, this hiking and biking trail follows the abandoned Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railway corridor from US 64 to Cedar Falls. The Rail Trail is rich with textile history and sites linked to Native Americans and the Revolutionary War; and connects to the Deep River State Trail, part of the NC State Parks system that runs through Guilford, Randolph, Chatham, Moore, and Lee counties.


biking trek spot

hiking trek spot

brikhead mountain wilderness area

Tot Hill Loop Starting Address: 3091 Tot Hill Farm Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205

GPS Coordinates: 35.6365752″ N, -79.9069401″ W

About Birkhead Mountain: Birkhead Mountain Trail is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Asheboro, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate.  Click here for detailed information about this hiking loop.

 Hiking Directions: Click here to see a map of trails in Birkhead Mountain Wilderness. Beginning from the Tot Hill Trailhead, head south on the Birkhead Mountain Trail. Continue for a good distance, and then turn right onto Hannah’s Creek Trail. Hike until you reach Robbins Branch Trail – turn right. When you reach the Thornburg Trail at the end of Robbins Branch Trail, turn right onto Thornburg for a short while until you rejoin the Birkhead Mountain Trail. Head north on Birkhead Mountain Trail to return to Tot Hill Trailhead.




204 East Innes Street, Suite 280 Salisbury, NC 28144


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