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POSTPONED: GetHiking! in the Birkhead Mountains Wilderness (11.5-mile version)

DUE TO ICY CONDITIONS ... we are rescheduling this hike for April.

Our first big hike! This 11.5-mile loop takes in the best of this wilderness area on the northern tip of the Uwharrie National Forest. Good climbs, good views, nice passages through holly-lined creeks. 

This is a joint hike with GetHiking! Triangle and GetHiking! Triad.  Scott will be the leader representing the Charlotte group.

Note: We've added a 7.4-mile option for this hike. See details on the Meetup page. If you prefer the shorter option and have sign up for this hike, simply cancel your RSVP here and sign up for the 7.4-miler.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    With the impending storm this week, how ideal would this hike? Is this hike on flat terrain or is there rock scrambling and climbing mountaintops involved?

    February 10, 2014

    • Joe M.

      There are some good climbs on this hike, but no scrambling.

      February 10, 2014

  • Jim S.

    Hopefully I'll get to participate in a hike soon. Currently working out of state until the end of the month.

    February 10, 2014

  • Volkmar D.

    I will be coming from Cornelius. Foes anyone want to carpool?

    February 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Shae,

    Cool name! I am in the LKN Mooresville area.

    February 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Goldie. I am in South Charlotte.

      February 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a Certified Wilderness Area. They limit hiking groups to 10 people.

    February 7, 2014

    • Lindsey

      According to the US Forest Service map for Birkhead, group size is limited to 25 people. We'll be splitting the group up, and we'll address how that split is happening soon. Keep an eye out here for an update to the group description.

      February 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone interested in car pooling? Hiking groups often have a meeting place and then car pool from there.

    February 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      i would depending on where you are located/

      February 7, 2014

  • les

    Would love to go on this 11 miler, however I'll be out of town. Have a great day and be safe!

    February 5, 2014

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