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Great side trail off Raven rock. We stopped at the end and eat our lunch while listening to the cascading water. Just a wonderful day

Very muddy and with several short and a couple long creek/river crossings. Lovely gentle up and down forest.

washed out
3 days ago


I built a 13.5-mile loop that started on Dutchman Creek Trail and ended with the Uwharrie Trail. It was an excellent hike, and my dogs loved it. The hills were moderately challenging, and there were plenty of streams for water. I recommend water treatment tablets if you choose to drink from the streams. As far as views, the trees prevent anything spectacular, but the terrain itself is pretty.

This was a very nice trail. If you go close to this date, you will need waterproof shoes still. The trail was well marked and I didn't have any problems getting through it. I did walk on the trail through private property, but I was guessing they knew the trail was there and it was well marked even with benches to sit on, so I went on through. Pretty day but the wind was howling!

trail running
16 days ago

We continued on and did the art to heart trail. It's an enjoyable run/walk because you get some unique things to look at, and there are some solid hills in there too.

Good for a local trail. It should be rated easy. It has mild rolling hills and good exposure to Lake Jordan. There was too much litter, but the area has just experienced two hurricanes and lots of flash flooding, this year. I think it would be great for mountain biking (with mild pruning in one or two areas) or trail runs. Some trees could fall at any time which may pose a potential safety risk. With a little TLC, this trail would make for great hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, or trail running.

Recommended packing list:
- Trash Bags to help clean up the trail

trail running
1 month ago

Great scenery, single lane is better for hiking than walking and would consider this a harder trail for some levels as there is a lot of steep terrain to cover. Dog had a blast very few people.

If you go in December 2018, it is super wet but you can complete it.

I love this trail. But!—has anyone else noticed a vast difference in mileage? I have walked this 3 times using various Garmin devices, and all 3 devices have given me a total distance walked well above the 18.9 miles that is advertised. My Garmins have all been in the 20 mile range. I have stayed on the trail and even calculating some GPS ‘drift’ I can’t see how there is such a huge difference. Thoughts?!
None the less, a GREAT HIKE!!!

I walked the blue trail. Nice people along the trail! It was VERY wet from all the snow, but to be expected. I got a little lost at the part of the trial that went into the water and it took a few minutes to find out where it continued.

I hiked a southern portion of the trail- from 24/27 trail head to Hwy 109. It ended up to be about 12.6 miles. At my stage of the game and being in pretty good shape, it kicked my rear end. The weather was cool 48 to 58 degrees and sunny. It was great hiking weather. It had rained the previous 4 days and the creeks were running. I had to hop scotch over many on the rocks.
The ups and downs were moderate for the most part. But there were some that were pretty steep. I enjoyed my trip very much and will plan on going back.

I walked the Red Route and enjoyed it. Lots if up and downs giving you a better workout the flat trails. I used walking poles and recommend using them

This is very close to home and a beautiful loop delivering serenity and beauty. It is very easy with mostly level trails.

Beautiful hike over Thanksgiving. Think we combined the red and blue trails. Some hills. Good views of the lake.

1 month ago

Great double loop trail near RTP, NC. Plenty of lake views. Beautiful trail. Do the blue loop for a quick hike or do the entire figure 8 if you want a real workout. Highly recommended.

Great trail for families. Stroller, dog friendly. Fine for small children. Nice scenic art walk on the grounds of the museum.

although parts of the trail were completely flooded, my wife and I had a wonderful hike with our dog yesterday. Appreciate the silence

mountain biking
2 months ago

Fun but challenging it's a black diamond trail so be careful if in experienced

Due to intense rain lately it was impossible to the follow the trail past .5 marker - zig zagged around. Also heard a a lot of gun shooting which is a bit stressful when trying to hike.

Easy walk, good for strollers, bicycle ride, running. Modern Art work and lawn to relax.

Loved this trail. Got distracted and ended up on the red one but it was a great hike with beautiful scenery!!

2 months ago

Great hike. Don’t take a stroller. The kids loved it

my favorite quick hike getaway.

trail running
2 months ago

A fun trail to run with dogs.

My first time here. Took my two boys 20 and 10 and they both loved it. Beautiful serene and pure nature. We spent about2 hours here! Weather was perfect daw a few other hikers. Overall wonderful experience.

Lots of pines!! Beautiful fall colors!! Very peaceful.

trail running
3 months ago

Well marked, very sandy trail with lots of roots. But decent. The whole trail is runnable.

Good views and easy trails.

the only thing I didn't like was no signage at crossroads. At one point from the overlook, I ended up in Yates Mill again instead of the loop I wanted.

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