Uwharrie NF: Wood Run, Supertree And Keyauwee

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3.73 out of 5
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Intermediate
20
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 1,800 ft
588
elevation (ft)

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About this trail
The Uwharrie Mountain Bike Association has worked hard to establish the Wood Run Mountain Bike Trail System in the Uwharrie National Forest. For good singletrack, do the Supertree and Keyauwee loops. Other trails include Skyrock Trail, Wood Run Road, and Walker Mountain Road. There are plenty of beatiful mountain views and a chance to cross the Uwharrie River. UMBA is always continuing their efforts to maintain and add to these trails. The Uwharrie National Forest is also a great place to camp and you can fish and kayak in Lake Badin.
added by Guest January 1, 2003
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  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Bunny Hop

August 12, 2016
 
Review: Challenging trail if you are used to riding in the Piedmont area. Keyauwee had 3 big climbs in the direction we chose and the last was by far the longest. Lots of rocks and great drainage. A few creek crossings. Trail was 95% dry during the same time period that trials in Greensboro were saturated. Several of the most technical areas were optional. Well maintained. Only 2 downed trees on the 12 mile route we took. Will go back but pace myself more on the early climbs.

Similar Trail: Hobby Park - Winston Salem

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Granny Gear

August 7, 2016
SCTallboy Granny Gear  
 
Review: I parked in the parking lot closest to the highway and took the service road to start my ride. Wood Run trail is on the right after about 1/4 mile. There is signage.

Wood Run ends in another parking lot for the entrances of Supertree and Keyauwee.

I started with Supertree (it is to the right). I rode for about 1/2 mile and looked for a trail to the left. (White Tail) It won't be marked, but it is certainly worth the turn. You'll know you're on the right trail when you encounter a few "bike" bridges shortly after entering the trail. After about a mile or so, you'll intersect Supertree. Take a right and finish Supertree - about another 4 miles. You'll end up back in the parking lot.

From there, I headed into Keyauwee (to the left) and started that loop. At the "top" of the loop, you can either continue on Supertree or take the Wood Run Road (it is a service road) and end up back in the upper parking lot. I then took the service road back to the parking lot closest to the highway. Total mileage was 15 or so. It was hot and the service road was a good cool down.

Notes.
Wood Run Trail was nothing special, but a great warm up after being in the car for an hour. I recommend.

Supertree was a lot of fun. Once you finish the tight single track climb and decent of White Tail, it is mostly all downhill. (Clockwise)

Keyauwee is rocky and a lot of climbing. Not tough climbing, but a lot of it. The downhills are more technical than Supertree. There are a lot of rocks and some interesting switchbacks. I would not consider this a beginner trail. (Supertree is more on the beginner side)

All and all, this was a great option to Charlotte trails. You get a little bit of everything; uphills, rocks, decent descents and well groomed trails.

If I had to do it again, I would have started with Keyauwee and continued on Supertree for a big clockwise loop.

Similar Trail: WWC

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Trailblazer


August 1, 2016
 
Review: Great well built trails that flow with the terrain.Almost no washed out places because of great water diverting trail building.Signage is good.Only downside is one trail goes in and out of a fire road several times.

Similar Trail: Hungry Mother state park.

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Gnarly


July 4, 2016
 
Review: I loved the 2 down hill bombs and switchbacks on the Keyauwee Trail but i HATED the up hills there was so many of them and they were mostly all steep if it had had more down hills to balance out the trail i would of given it a better rating

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Gramcounter


February 1, 2016
 
Review: This is a really fun trail system..it's easy to find, it's laid out well, and is reasonably well marked. It starts out on an access road of the Uwharrie National Forest, then you can hop off that to a relatively new connector trail that parallels the road for the most part, to another parking area. From there I recommend going left and riding the trail counter clockwise (see map). The climbs on the trail aren't tough if you're reasonably fit, but those getting started or who mostly ride flatter trails will be challenged. The descents are fast and flowy, with some rocks/roots (nothing too rough), with some jumps, sloped/bermed turns. You can tell these trails are well thought out and we'll taken care of...compliments to the local trail group there.

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January 21, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: I've ridden the new Supertree twice. It looks like Ed Sutton's group re-worked Supertree from the intersection at Woodrun Hunt Camp to the "end" of Supertree way out on Woodrun road....that's all of Supertree not counting Woodrun road. They added 4 short single track sections...one of those was partially done 4 years ago....they finished it. The fire road sections remain but all of the rutty and muddy sections have had drains added or gravel. I understand that the project used 64 tons of gravel....that's 4 truck loads. The construction includes numerous humps or "rolling grade dips". Eds team cleared all limbs and logs from the trail. It was a great job. I hope he comes back a lot.

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Gramcounter


October 9, 2015
emuzika Gramcounter  
 
Review: Awesome trails, variety of conditions, very challenging. Great climbs fast downhills.

Similar Trail: Croft, Paynes Creek

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Granny Gear

April 20, 2015
 
Review: Wowww!!!!!!! Who new when everything else is closed because of rain the day before this place is open and a great ride. I rode it clockwise and yes the trail was wet in some areas and had puddles; occasionally the water would be draining down the trail. The footing was always solid no mud even in the puddles. Rocky is always in the eye of the beholder the rocks were small to me which is typical sign of an area that drains well. I really liked the 3 creek crossing which was something different. Some climbs could be rocky and rooty not rooty like White water center though. This trail is the next step up from says a Sherman Branch I would sandwich it between Sherman and Rocky River as far as progression in skill and difficulty. The main reason being the climbs, which were definitely manageable yet challenging. Nothing really steep like RRT or non-existent like Sherman. Uwharrie's climbs are long and have a reasonable grade and contain rocks and roots where RRT climbs are really steep and free of obstacles for the most part. The best part as everyone knows what goes up must come down. This place has really exciting downhill drops. I loved this trail and have moved it into my regular rotation.

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Bunny Hop

August 19, 2014
gregor Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Aug 10-12/ 2014 Camp/Bike trip on new Giant Anthem X .. Wow great trail .. and conditions .. Cant wait to go back..

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Bunny Hop

August 19, 2014
gregor Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Excellent tecky single track @ Keyauwee.. 9 /12 /2014
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Similar Trail: Idk

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Uwharrie NF: Wood Run, Supertree And Keyauwee MTB Trail 3.73 out of 5 based on 52 ratings. 52 user reviews.
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