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    looking for a good solo two day hike in NC

    im looking for a good first solo hike within a couple of hours of my location im confident in my ability for all temps and weather i just have not done a ton of hiking so not to long of a hike

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    Linville gorge or uhwarrie both have opportunities for 1 to 2 nights.
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    I would highly recommend the Uwharrie and Dutchman's Creek Trails.

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    Try Roan mtn ! It is full of EPIC views and the trail is well marked ! Also there are 3 shelters through there !
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    Have you gone to alltrails.com or there is an App in the market for your smartphone . Great site have used it for many hikes .

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    Just a hop from Asheboro is the Birkhead Mtn. Wilderness. A couple of nice trailheads, plenty of creeks for water, little trail traffic, really nice there. Google it.

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    All of the above are good suggestions Gunsfan05. Or, with two days, you could complete your first "mini" section of the AT. Great area of the country we live in!
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    while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."
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    Uwharrie

    Quote Originally Posted by gunsfan05 View Post
    im looking for a good first solo hike within a couple of hours of my location im confident in my ability for all temps and weather i just have not done a ton of hiking so not to long of a hike
    As some of the others have stated - Uwharrie.

    The southern portion of the Uwharrie Trail and the Dutchman's Creek Trail make an 18.7 mile figure "8" loop starting at the Hwy 24/27 Trail Head.

    Most of the good water spots are on the western half of the 8. The Trail is well marked and the Ranger Station on the east side of Troy on Hwy 24/27 has basic trail maps in their outside kiosk.

    Or you could just do the bottom "O" of the loop which is 11 miles.

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    Try the gorges state park loop. Almost impossible to get lost, well marked wide trails, easy water, many campsites perfect for one or two people. Park off the frozen creek road access. Going there myself in a few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theosus View Post
    Try the gorges state park loop. Almost impossible to get lost, well marked wide trails, easy water, many campsites perfect for one or two people. Park off the frozen creek road access. Going there myself in a few weeks.
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