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Highland Trail 1

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.3 mile 3.8 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 116' 35 m
Descent: -113' -35 m
High: 352' 107 m
Low: 300' 91 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Greg Epplin

A beginner-friendly loop in Lake Crabtree County Park.

Greg Epplin

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Features -none-

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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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Oct 25, 2019
Joy Cameron
Oct 31, 2018
Don Childrey
1.5mi
Sep 21, 2017
Dan Connolly
Mar 25, 2017
Tait Chandler
3.4mi — 0h 23m

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  4.6 from 5 votes

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#149

in North Carolina

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Gorgeous spot!!
Sep 9, 2016 near Morrisv…, NC
A Triangle Trips for Kids ride!
Dec 24, 2014 near Morrisv…, NC
sunset and sundog, lake crabtree
Feb 6, 2015 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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