Dickey Bell

5/5 (2 reviews)
Uwharrie, North Carolina (Montgomery County)
Last Updated: 12/16/2022

Trail Information


Steep, loose, and rocky are just a few adjectives to describe Dickey Bell. This adrenaline-filled Jeep Badge of Honor trail in the Uwharrie National Forest will test your rig to the fullest, especially if you are mildly built. Stock rigs will have an extreme challenge on their hands. This trail is famous for its one obstacle with many line choices, in which there is no easy way up, and turning around mid-way is not an option. If you have just one day to explore the Uwharrie National Forest and consider yourself an adrenaline junkie, Dickey Bell should be on your shortlist. This trail is great for anyone who wants to take it to the next level of wheeling and loves to challenge themselves and their rigs.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Dickey Bell is comprised of two types of surfaces. On the flatter portions, the trail is mostly packed dirt. On the notorious steep part of the trail, it is loose rock. This trail is a straight-through trail which you will want to run from the southern trailhead and head north to ensure you ascend the steep rocky incline for which this trail is known. This trail has about 300 feet of elevation gain throughout the entirety of the trail. The one main loose, steep obstacle along this trail will test any rig as there are many line choices, and even the easiest line will pose a challenge for a mildly built rig. This trail is great for anyone who wants a challenge to get the adrenaline pumping. The hill climb is no joke! Careful decision-making and a good spotter will both play a role in making it to the top with minimal scraping.

Trail Reviews

5/5 (2)
Official Crew
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/16/2022

Seasonal Closure now in effect
Official Crew
Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/11/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I really had no idea what to expect along this trail but let me just say, pictures just never do it justice. We ran this with a stock JLU Rubicon and a JLU Rubicon with a 2.5" lift with 35's. Both rigs took the easiest lines of the harder line choices (not the bypasses, which were hard in their own right). Both rigs used lockers to get up and over. The tension was palpable spotting both rigs up to the top, but the feeling of joy and satisfaction was overwhelming as we neared the top. This Jeep Badge of Honor trail is not to miss! I had a great time. As an avid camper, this trail fit all the bills with some nice camp spots to boot. I would recommend this trail to anyone looking to take their wheeling to the next level!

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