Uwharrie National Forest

Uwharrie National Forest is 52,000 acres that offers a wide array of outdoor recreation including camping, fishing and off-roading. The forest derives its name from the Uwharrie Mountains, the ancient mountains atop which the forest sits. The western border of the forest is made by the Yadkin River and Great Pee Dee River and the northern border is made up of the northernmost range of the Uwharries near Asheboro.

Joining us this month to tell us about their trip to Uhwarrie National Forest, Brandon took his Tacoma to this trail and shared his story with us.

How'd You Get Into Overlanding?

After I bought my truck I didn’t really have many plans. It was my first truck and I wasn’t sure it would be something I wanted long term. A friend invited me to ride some trails with him and I was hooked. I always customize my cars so when I started getting into mods with the Taco it was no surprise.

What Cali Raised LED Products are you currently running

I have the MOLLE Panels in the bed and several interior accents. On several trips I have used the MOLLE Panels. I attach an axe to the panels and also use them to hold my cooler against the bed with bungees, they really come in handy.

What is your favorite trip so far?

That’s tough. It’s probably a toss up between Uwharrie National Forest in North Carolina and the Georgia Traverse trail. Both were 3 day trips for me because of my work schedule. Uwharrie has some really fun/challenging trails. The Traverse is just an overall fun ride with some great camping along the way.

What are some of your bucket list trails?

Windrock, Moab, and anything in California or the Pacific Northwest.

Until next time! At Cali Raised LED, we not only want to encourage riders to try something new, (with all the proper precautions of course!) but also to not be too shy when it comes to checking out trails that they may not have thought possible. It's in our very slogan, "Rise Up and Seek Adventure." We really mean it.

Thank you to Brandon for sharing your story with us.

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