Uwharrie National Forest, Shingle Trap Mountain, Dutch Jones Creek, Gold Mine Branch, Moccasin Creek, Badin Lake OHV Trails, Art Lilley Campground, Art Lilly Campground
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This popular area offers about 20 miles of challenging trails that consist of steep, rocky and muddy sections, several stream crossings and loose gravel. The trail system is primarily geared for Jeeps and ATVs but all OHVs are welcomed.
The trail system offers several staging areas to choose from but the trail that starts from Cotton Place Staging Area is rated as extremely difficult and should only be attempted by experienced riders.
Please note that an OHV Trail Pass is required and must be purchased prior to arrival since there is currently no onsite self service pay station. Passes can be purchased at nearby vendors (see map for locations) or by visiting the Uwharrie National Forest District Office.
From: Lexington, NC
1) Take US-64 east to the junction of SR-109, about 10 miles
2) Turn right (south) on SR-109, continue about 25 miles
3) Veer right on SR-1153/Reservation Road, continue .4 miles
4) Turn right (west) onto Moccasin Creek Road, continue 1.5 miles
5) Turn left (south) onto Dutch John Road, continue about .5 miles toward staging area.
For the Wolf Den Staging Area:
6) Continue west past the Dutch John Road about 2 miles
7) Staging area is on the left (east).
For the Art Lilly Campground/Falls Dam Staging Area:
8) Continue west past the Wolf Den Staging Area about .1 miles
9) Follow signage for the campground.