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Next hike set for this Sunday

ASHEBORO — The Healthy Communities hike for February is set for Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. 


This week’s hike — called “Make a Date with a Trail” as part of the Year of the Trail theme for 2023 — will be to Walker’s Creek.


Hikers can be at the Walker’s Creek Trailhead on High Pine Church Road or meet at 1:30 p.m at the Asheboro Farmers Market on Church Street to join a car caravan to the site.


The hike itself follows a new segment of the Uwharrie Trail to Walker’s Creek and the “biscuit rocks.”


The Uwharrie trail was laid out by hiking legend and Scoutmaster Joe Moffit and extends 40 miles from NC 24-27 in Montgomery County to Tot Hill Trailhead in Randolph County. 


This hike will be approximately 2.8 miles total and should take about 2 hours. The terrain is up and down and rocky in places, but all in all it’s considered a moderate hike.


Dogs are welcome but must be keep under control.


This is a winter hike, so dress appropriately for cold weather. Wear comfortable closed toe shoes. Walking sticks are welcome due to loose stones on part of the trail.


If it is raining or icy at the time of the hike, the hike will be canceled. There is no cost to participate and no pre-registration is needed. This event is open to all who can hike this distance unaided.


Questions? Contact Mary Joan Pugh at 336-963-2715 or maryjoan.pugh@randolphcountync.gov.