Devil’s Tramping Ground Road


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationNC
  • Length33.4 miles
Statewide Byway Partners
North Carolina Department of Transportation
Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
Devil’s Tramping Ground Road


The Devil’s Tramping Ground Road extends from the courthouse in Pittsboro through the farmlands and forests of the lower Piedmont in Moore County. Motorists will travel by Round Top Mountain across the Rocky River and through an area known as “The Devil’s Tramping Ground” near the community of Bear Creek. The legend behind the byway’s name begins with a tale of a worn, circular path in a local clearing. According to local residents, the path is worn because of the devil’s constant pacing and plotting of new forms of evil to afflict on the good in the world. The clearing itself sits off the byway on private property. The byway concludes with a beautiful drive through the Moore County countryside.

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