Southern Trailhead:
Wood Run Trailhead
, Highway 24/27
4403 N Carolina 24, Troy, NC 27371

Northern Trailhead:
Jumping Off Rock/Dark Mountain Trailhead, Flint Hill Road
Near 2410 Flint Hill Road, Troy, NC

The Uwharrie Trail is a 20-mile long hiking trail running from Highway 24/27 near Troy, NC to Flint Hill Road near Ophir, NC. The trail is located on Uwharrie National Forest lands and is open year-round, marked with white blazes. The LandTrust is working with other conservation partners to extend the trail an additional 8 miles in the near future. Click here for a Forest Service map showing the length of the Uwharrie Trail from NC 24/27 to Jumping Off Rock Traihead.

Joe Moffit of Asheboro, an old-time trapper’s son, blazed the trail over 25 years ago. Moffit grew up in the Uwharrie Mountains during the Great Depression and learned to live off the land at an early age. Moffit was a Scoutmaster when he started the Uwharrie Trail project in 1972 to help his Boy Scouts earn their Eagle rank. They completed the now well-known path in 1975 and founded the Uwharrie Trail Club. [Source]

The Uwharrie National Forest Ranger station can be reached by calling (910) 576-6391 or at the following address:
789 NC 24/27 East
Troy, NC 27371


Hike: Dutchman’s Creek Trail (loop and thru-hike options)

Hike: Jumping Off Rock View (Difficulty: Easy; 0.5 miles)

Hike: Jumping Off Rock to Dark Mountain (Difficulty: Moderate; 1.7 miles)

Hike: King Mountain (4 miles)

Hike: Little Long Mountain (1.7 miles)

Hike: NC 109 Trailhead -> Spencer Creek (4 miles)

Swim: Barnes Creek at Jumping Off Rock