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Dutchman's Creek Trail, marked with yellow blazes, starts at the same point as the Uwharrie Trail and was constructed as a loop system to be used as an alternate route when hiking the southern portion of the Uwharrie Trail. Dark Mountain on the northern portion of the trail offers an excellent western view. Camping areas along the trail include Woodrun Camp, Yates Place, West Morris Mountain and other primitive camps. Old house places, cemeteries, and gold mines exist along or near the trail.Directions
Three main trailhead parking lots access the trail. These include the beginning and ending points, and one on hwy 109, eight miles North of Troy. Other roads also cross the trail.
Trailhead parking on highway 24/27 10 miles West of Troy.
Trailhead parking on SR 1306, 2 miles East of Ophir. Trail continues across Barnes Creek with sharp right but most of trail above this point is on private land.
The Uwharrie National Recreation Trail offers a variety of scenery, streams and rocky climbs. The trail can be hiked in long or short sections since it crosses several access points.