Uwharrie NF: Wood Run, Supertree And Keyauwee

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.77 out of 5
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Intermediate
20.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
588
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
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.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: How do I find a gpx. file to download to my Garmin Edge 1000? -bikerjames

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Q: Where exactly is there a crossing of the Uwharrie River? It's not near any of the maps of Keyauwee or Supertree, so must be near the Lake Badin trails. However, the Uwharrie Forest map only shows the trail running alongside it, not over it. -PartsPProf

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Reviews (58)
 

Granny Gear

June 30, 2019
tkrumroy Granny Gear  
 
Review: By far the best trails within an hour any direction of Greensboro. King climbs, fast flowie downhills. All amazing drainage that you can ride even during the rain. They just built a new part of the trail (wood run) so park right st the toad. Take the fire road up the hill and it turns into single track inn wood run trails. Super fun warmup. It will drop you down at the stone building (outhouse) where I recommend taking keywhayaiee trail (to the left). It's an amazing rocky climb with super fun downhills and jumps inebrwren. After a huge climb you can cross a fire road and hit Supertree. I recommend staying in the supertree trail all the way back around to the lower parking lot where the stone outhouse is again. Then hit woodrun trail ack up to the upper parking lot and you will be done. Absolutely the best trails around. Fast, flowie, about 1400 feet of climbing with the clockwise loop I just described. 13 - miles. I have yet to find anything better in the vicinity of the triad.

Similar Trail: Moore's Spring Trail




Gramcounter


March 21, 2019
 
Review: Keyauwee is one of my all time favorite trails. All the trail sections in Uwharrie are a ton of fun. White Tail is also a blast. This is a short drive from The Triad, Triangle, or Charlotte.

Similar Trail: MST




Granny Gear

August 6, 2018
 
Review: Awesome trail. Maintained well.




Trailblazer

July 8, 2018
MACNIO Trailblazer  
 
Review: Came here back in spring of 2016, trail was awesome. Now, just two yrs later the trail is not as good as it once was. The nice berms are now just side walls or completely deteriorated.




Gnarly


March 27, 2018
PartsPProf Gnarly  
 
Review: Park at the main entrance by the road for trail maps or take the gravel road to park at the campground parking lot (which has a single-stall restroom). From the campground lot you will see entrances to all 3 trails: Wood run, Keyauwee, and Supertree. Take the ~1 mile Wood Run trail out to the main entrance and back for a good warm-up, then take Keyauwee clockwise to the mountain top. You can connect with Supertree at the top or take the fire road down to the campground lot. If you have time, you can take Supertree for a shorter loop. From my perspective as an intermediate rider, the climbs on Keyauwee aren't as bad as some of reviewers made it seem. They aren't technical, just longer in parts. Keyauwee has lots of fun, fast runs in it with great views in a fairly quiet area. I only saw riders and walkers at the base of the trail during my ride on a Friday afternoon. Expect lots of loose small rocks on Keyauwee and some great views of the lake in the distance if you look left at the right time. Signage here is good and trails are well kept. A good portion of the trail is not singletrack, but is fire or emergency access road. Note: Great trails, and I'll return again, but I will say that most of the locals in the shops didn't seem to take too kindly to outsiders. Not that friendly, which is too bad because this could be a good destination MTB spot. The area also has lots of Confederate-flag wielding gun fanatics, which isn't the most welcoming environment for everyone if you're not white, Christian, straight, etc.



 

Gnarly

April 9, 2018
 
Review: Lets try to keep your BS opinions out of trail reviews Mr narrow mind.




Trailblazer

December 31, 2016
JR Smith Trailblazer  
 
Review: Had a little bit of everything: uphill, downhill, creek crossings but most of all it had rocks! Good trail, would recommend it for you to try it for yourself. Had a lot of fire trails tied into the loop. Rode Keyauwee to Supertree and it was about 14 miles.

Similar Trail: Warriors creek, Moore Springs, Arrow Head




Gramcounter

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




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




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.




Doubletrack


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



Uwharrie NF: Wood Run, Supertree And Keyauwee MTB Trail 3.77 out of 5 based on 58 ratings. 58 user reviews.
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