On our planned hike on Sunday April 28, we will combine a great hike with some local history. We will be visiting the Birkhead Wilderness in the Southwestern corner of our own Randolph County. The Birkhead Wilderness is a protected area and is part of the Uwharrie National Forest. We will be hiking to the Cooper Mountain Cemetery where a local veteran of the Revolutionary War is buried. This is not a strenuous hike but you will have the experience of fording a creek as we make our hike. I hope you can join us for a wonderful wilderness experience that is located right at your doorstep.
Date: Sunday April 28, 2019
Time: 1:30 p.m. Meet at the Farmer's Market in Downtown Asheboro. We will car caravan to the Robbins Branch Trailhead in the Birkhead Wilderness for the start of our hike at 2 p.m.
Length: About 3.5 miles total for the hike which should last about 90 minutes.
Degree of Difficulty: Rolling Randolph County hills with changes in grade. Moderate difficulty.
Dogs: Dogs are welcome and do not need to be leashed in the Birkhead Wilderness.
Comments: Wear comfortable shoes, bring water and a walking stick. Dress appropriately for a spring hike. All are welcome but be sure you are able to hike this distance unassisted.
There is no cost to participate and no pre-registration is needed. In the event of bad weather, the hike will be cancelled. This hike will showcase the history and natural beauty of our own county. I hope that you and your family can join us!!