Smith Lake Mountain Bike Trail
ElevationAscent: 465' 142 m
Descent: -467' -142 m
High: 259' 79 m
Low: 178' 54 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
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“A great workout riding 12 miles through sand.”— Preston Sparks
Family Friendly Lots of sand! But little tikes can ride most all of the trail.
From the parking area, start out on the green trail about 25 yards right of the sign. The green trails is mostly flat and firm with a couple sandy sections. Its pretty fast and smooth for the most part. There is one downhill section with deep sand at the bottom that could throw you over your handlebars if you hit it hard enough.
At the end of the green trail, follow the sign to the blue trail and this will take you across the paved road you came in on. The blue trail is pretty much like the green trail except with more ups and downs and more sand to throw you off your bike. The blue trail ends when you cross a larger firebreak and dirt road and you see signs for the black trail and theres a few crappy jumps.
The black trail is pretty much like the blue trail except for more ups and down and more sand. After a half mile or so of the black trail, you see signs for the brown trail veering off to the right.
The brown trail is the money here! This trails starts out winding through the trees on flat ground but eventually hits some hilly terrain near Smith Lake and you get techy rocky climbs, drops big enough to put a little grin on your face, a couple good jumps, and some fast descents. This is also the longest section of trail at 4 miles and there relatively less sand and hazard compared to the rest of this trail.
The brown trail ends at the black trails close to where it broke off. Finish the sandy black trail back at the paved road and head left back to the parking area.
Land Manager: Fort Bragg MWR