The Birkhead Mountain Trail may be combined with Hannah's Creek Trail and Robbins Branch Trail. The trail is located in the northern area of the national forest in the Birkhead Wilderness Area. Portions of the trail are well-traveled.
Directions: From Asheboro, NC, Travel SR 49 southwest about 5 miles turning left (south) onto Lassiter Mill Road. Travel Lassiter Mill Road for approximately 7 miles. Turn left onto High Pine. Take it 1.8 miles turning left on Pisgah Covered Bridge Road. It will dead-end at trailhead.
Some say hiking in Uwharrie National Forest is best in winter. Warmer months bring concerns of ticks, copperheads and timber rattlesnakes. Hunters during the fall and spring months threaten hikers in off-trail areas.
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Points of interest along the trail include Bingham Graveyard and Birkhead Plantation Ruins. Primitive Camps constructed by Boy Scouts are located along the trail. Much of the trail follows ridge lines and offers good vistas. In order to avoid backtracking along the trail, you may want to park a vehicle at each end.
Trail Beginning: Forest Service Boundary at end of dirt road leading from 1109, 8 miles North of Ophir. Trail End: SR 1142 near Talbots Creek 7 miles South of Asheboro.Directions
Southern end of Trail can be reached by taking hwy 109 North from Troy to Uwharrie, SR 1303 to Eleazer, SR 1107 to SR 1143, SR 1109 to Strieby Church. Dirt Road Continues to Forest Boundary. Northern end of Trail can be reached by taking Business 220 South from Asheboro, SR 1142 to Talbots Creek. No Parking lots available.Highlights
The Birkhead Trail offers a variety of scenery, streams, rocky climbs and historical stops. The trail is marked with white blazes. A yellow blaze trail spits off of the Birkhead Trail and runs perpendicular to it along a ridgeline about a mile to the east. It runs back into the Birkhead Trail after a couple of miles.