Highland Trail 1
ElevationAscent: 116' 35 m
Descent: -113' -35 m
High: 352' 107 m
Low: 300' 91 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
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“A beginner-friendly loop in Lake Crabtree County Park.”— Greg Epplin
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
Local Club: Triangle Off-Road Cyclists
Apr 13, 2018: Tetractus!
Aug 21, 2016: Rally at Rally Point to Save ORC trails August 21, 2016
Land Manager: Wake County North Carolina
Feb 18, 2020: Construction to Begin on New Preserve