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Highland Trail 1

Easy/Intermediate
 4.5 (6)

A beginner-friendly loop in Lake Crabtree County Park.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.8

KM

Singletrack

352' 107 m

High

300' 91 m

Low

116' 35 m

Up

113' 35 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Description

Loop 1 is one of the most beginner-friendly trails in the triangle area. It is a fantastic trail to introduce beginners and kids to the sport of mountain biking. If riding with young kids (or tired, grumpy kids), consider loop 2 as a shorter option.

Lake Crabtree County Park singletrack is by far the most popular place for beginner riders in the Triangle. Its central location is also great for relieving weekday stress if you work in RTP. The wooded trails connect to Umstead State Park's gravel roads and Cary's Black Creek Greenway.

This trail is super fast and during annual XC races here, winners are averaging nearly 15mph. That said, it is super popular for beginners, and gets more challenging the faster you go.

Navigating the trails is helped by frequent maps posted near intersections.

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Shared By:

Greg Epplin

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  4.5 from 6 votes

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sunset and sundog, lake crabtree
Feb 6, 2015 near Morrisv…, NC
Gorgeous spot!!
Sep 9, 2016 near Morrisv…, NC
Nice gap jump if you're feeling brave.
Jul 29, 2020 near Morrisv…, NC
A Triangle Trips for Kids ride!
Dec 24, 2014 near Morrisv…, NC
A fun section of Highlands trails 6
Dec 24, 2014 near Morrisv…, NC
My Diamond Mission 2.
Jan 12, 2018 near Morrisv…, NC

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