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Lake Fayetteville

 18 votes

6.6 Miles 10.6 Kilometers


75%

Singletrack

259' 79 m

Ascent

-252' -77 m

Descent

1,305' 398 m

High

1,230' 375 m

Low

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Minor Issues

63 days agoUpdate

Great introduction to mountain biking; scenic tour around Lake Fayetteville.

Leslie Kehmeier

Overview

Lake Fayetteville is an awesome ride if you're just getting into mountain biking or looking for something the entire family can ride together.

The route is a combination of singletrack traveling through open hardwood forests and grassy meadows and the paved bikeway around the lake.

Need to Know

There are many opportunities to connect to the Lake Fayetteville Paved Trail to mix up dirt and pavement.

Description

Start the Lake Fayetteville Loop on the right hand side side of the main parking area. This takes you counter-clockwise around the lake.

The trail is easy, mostly smooth singletrack with a few roots here and there. There's not much elevation change except for a few shortcut options that dip down and up. Stay right at these intersections to follow the main trail.

Initially the route is in the trees right along the lake. As you travel east and approach the botanical gardens the trail crosses a bridge and transitions to open grassy meadows.

As you make the bend around the far north end of the lake, the trail jumps back into the forest near the big Lake Fayetteville sign. Enjoy a fresh section of pines before jumping out onto Lake Fayetteville Road.

The route finishes on the paved bikeway which travels along the Lake Fayetteville Dam. The final stretch travels over a large bridge across a spillway before reaching the starting point at the main parking area.

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Conditions


Minor Issues 63 days ago
Dry, Mostly Dry: Leaves and cedar needles have covered most of the trail, especially on the south side. Still lots of fun to ride!
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