Best Trails in Uwharrie National Forest
The Uwharrie National Forest, in Montgomery, Davidson, and Randolph Counties, was first established as a public land by the federal government in 1931, and later named by President John F. Kennedy. It is one of the most recently amalgamated recreation areas in the National Forest System. Spanning 50,645 acres, Uwharrie National Forest is a great place to see North Carolina's creeks and rivers, like the Yadkin River and Great Pee Dee Rivers that constitute the parks western border, as well as dense forests of pine and oak. The northern border of the Forest the is defined by the Uwharries near Asheboro.
Unless areas have “No Camping” signs, camping is allowed in undeveloped areas of the Uwharrie National Forest and there are also a few developed campgrounds and with lots of campsites and picnic areas, including Kings Mountain Point on Badin Lake, where there are also boating opportunities and Arrowhead Campground, which is near a boat launch, nike, horse, OHV trails and fishing. In the forest you will also find ample opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, camping, and horseback riding. Off-road vehicles have a separate OHV trail system for dirt bikes that is open seasonally.