Staying at a Siler City bed and breakfast affords you a great location to take in all the things to do at Uwharrie National Park. This beautiful forest is located in the central Piedmont region of the state and delivers a great place to hike, fish, 4-wheel and more. You can also just kick back, relax and take in the scenery.
Uwharrie National Forest
Route 3, Box 470
Troy, NC 27371
2 miles east of Troy on NC 24/27
The forest is made up of 46,000 acres including volcanic mountains. The park offers many things to do, reaching the interests of any Siler City Inn visitor. Whether you like biking, 4-wheel-drive trails, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, birdwatching, shooting, hiking or many other interests, there is something for you at Uwharrie National Park.
With more than 50 miles of trails for hiking, you can see the forest up close and personal on foot. With many trail options, hikers can walk 2 to 20 mile trails with options for added loops and multiple degrees of difficulty. The Uwharrie Trail is the main trail and it stretches 20.5 miles along the mountains. It's been designated as a National Scenic Trail. On this hike you will find streams, rocky climbs and a wide variety when it comes to scenery. You do not have to do the entire trail to enjoy the beauty of it. With a variety of points where you can access the trail, hikers can do short sections. It's well marked with white blazes. In addition to the main trail you will find other trails that take you throughout the forest. When hiking along the Dutchman's Creek Trail, hikers come across old home sites, gold mines and cemeteries.
The forest offers 22 miles of mountain bike trails. These are located at the Woodrun Trailhead where you can park and ride up Woodrun Road. There you will find Keyauwee and Supertree Trials.
Badin Lake Recreation Area
One of the most popular areas of Uwharrie National Park is the Badin Lake Recreation area, which covers 6,000 acres of the park. It is very popular for its off-road trails that total 16 miles. They are maintained trails intended for the use of 4-wheel-drive vehicles, ATVs and motorcycles. A permit is needed and can be purchased at the district office and some of the area stores. This is also a popular area for hiking, picnicking, swimming, fishing, boating and horseback riding. The area is located along the Badin Lake, Falls Reservoir and the Uwharrie River.
Canoe and Kayak
4084 Highway 109 North
Troy, NC 27371
To see the forest from a different vantage point, go kayaking or canoeing. This view is what the Native Americans saw many years ago. Multiple lakes along the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin provide more than 10,000 acres of water to explore, running through the Uwharrie Mountains. There is a day use area at King's Mountain Point which has a wheelchair accessible fishing area. There are various places to rent kayaks and canoes, including the Uwharrie Stables which offers horses, jet skis and ATVs.