Hi there, we're starting a new series of posts where we check out local, regional and far out trail systems. We will try to stay regular with these posts too so hopefully you'll like them! We'll do a short run down and write up of each location we visit.
On our first journey we've taken a trip out to Uwharrie National Forest. We rode the Keyauwee and Supertree trails. Getting there proved to be a challenge. We originally used my buddy's phone to navigate but ended up three miles down a gravel road in the middle of banjo country. (Protip: Never trust Apple Maps.) After getting back to civilization and finding cell phone signal we plugged in the info on my phone and managed to find the trailhead after our brief adventure. Getting setup we encountered our first and only peril when my trail partner accidentally got his finger caught in the disc rotor of his front wheel. An emergency run to the convenience store for gauze and snacks and we were on our way.
Keyauwee trail was a real treat, especially to us two mountain bikers who've cut their teeth on Charlotte area trails. The grueling climbs, fast descents, loose rocky terrain and the serenity of Uwharrie is something different. You can look around you and see where you've come and the trail snaking up the hill below you. Every now and then while on the trail you can catch a glimpse of the surrounding land through breaks in the trees, and you gain an appreciation for the beauty and isolation of this park. No distant highway rumble or city sounds to ruin the sound of nature around you or to spoil your ride.
Keyauwee Trail Info
Stay tuned for Supertree in pt 2....