Ridge’s Mountain is one of Randolph County’s best geological, ecological, and historic sites, sitting eight miles west of Asheboro, North Carolina. It is part of the Uwharrie Mountain chain, said to be the oldest mountain chain in North America. Ridge’s Mountain reaches an elevation of 840 feet and is believed to be over 5 million years old. Sitting approximately two miles from Highway 64, this impressive site is home to biologically diverse and unique habitats that foster plant and animal activity not seen anywhere else in the county. With its fascinating connection to local Native American communities and its history as an eighteenth century trading post, Ridge’s Mountain comprehensively connects the natural wonders of the site with its cultural significance during the pre-colonial and colonial periods.
To visit the summit of Ridges Mountain or hike on the mountain, contact Nell Allen, NC Zoo, email@example.com, 336-879-7409.