Dutchman's Creek Trail

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Post by Guests » Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:02 pm

Hi, I'll be hiking this 20 mile loop on the southern end of Uwharri National Forest (near Troy, NC) this weekend. Everything I've read says this trail doesn't see much use. I plan on getting to the southern tailhead around 11 am and going in about 10 miles, making camp, then heading back out Sunday. I'll have my dog and we'll both be wearing flashes of orange for the hunters. This trail is obscure and there isn't much info on it. Links (at least the few that I've found) to the trail are below. The loop is a figure 8 on a map consisting of the southern half of the Uwharri and also the Dutchman's Creek Trail. If anyone knows anything about it please let me know (campsites, water sources, parking), Thanks.

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Post by Tree Top Flyer » Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:43 pm

I might suggest a stop by the Ranger office just to ask about Bear activity and hunters. We did Cherokee this past weekend and got very good information as usual from the Rangers.
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Post by swampfox » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:04 am

Here is a quote from the link below.
http://www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc/recreation ... rectrl.htm
"There are plenty of streams in the forest, but all drinking water should be treated with a water purification kit to prevent trail diarrhea. Ticks plague the forest and can be kept at bay with repellent or the new mesh clothing on the market. Always keep a watch for the trophy timber rattlesnakes and copperheads that live in these woods."

http://ncnatural.com/NCUSFS/Uwharrie/trails.html
Uwharrie Trail / Dutchman’s Creek Trail
The Uwharrie Trail at the NC 24/27 parking lot, located approximately 9 miles west of Troy. The trail runs north for 20.5 miles to SR 1306, crossing SR 1146, Highway 109 and SR 1134. The Dutchman’s Creek Trail also starts at the NC 24/27 trailhead, and runs north for 9.5 miles, intersecting the Uwharrie Trail to form a figure eight. Camping is allowed anywhere along the trails except for trailheads, wildlife fields, or within 200 feet of the trail or creeks. There are three camping areas along the trail system: Wood Run Camp, Yates Place Camp, and West Morris Mountain Camp. Both the Uwharrie and Dutchman’s Creek trails are rated as more difficult.

For more information, contact: Uwharrie National Forest. Rt. 1, Box 237, Troy, NC 27371, (910) 576-6391, or The Uwharrie Trail Club, P.O. Box 2073, Asheboro, NC 27203.

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Post by entropy » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:38 pm

Beware the Uwharrie National Forest map by Gemini Maps. The hiking trails are not depicted correctly. Morrow Moutain Topo from USGS Store is much better.

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Post by Guests » Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:09 am

And beware of the flying Dutchman, Aghrr!

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