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An out-and-back singletrack featuring several creek crossings and a ride on top of Cane Creek Dam.

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6.3

Miles

10.1

KM

90%

Singletrack

652' 199 m

High

557' 170 m

Low

382' 117 m

Up

382' 117 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

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Closes for 24 hours after rain.

Overview

The longest trail at Cane Creek Park, the Purple Trail provides a sampling of all topography and terrain types the park has to offer.

Need to Know

There is a park entrance fee.

Description

This purple-blazed trail starts just off the entrance road to the park and connects the day-use side of the park to the camping side. The trail starts off by following an easy educational nature trail through the woods, continues onto a brief ride on an open gravel road, and then finishes off the western section of the ride on a longer open section on the top of an earthen dam.

After the dam, the ride becomes more technical. The latter half of this ride is in dense oak/hickory forest. There are several creek crossings (a couple without a bridge) and rock gardens that can be challenging. The southern half of the trail climbs to ridge-tops and descends steeply to the creek crossings.

After 3.2 miles, the trail terminates at another Cane Creek Park trail - the southern red-blazed route. Turn around and go back for a 6.4-mile ride or connect to the Red or Green Trail.

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A bridge over an un-named creek.
Feb 28, 2016 near Mineral…, NC
A fast bridge at the bottom of a sweeping downhill.
Feb 28, 2016 near Mineral…, NC
A fun little rock garden along the creek.
Feb 28, 2016 near Mineral…, NC
Bike taking a nap at the turnaround point.
Feb 28, 2016 near Mineral…, NC
Not a bad berm for a foot-path. Really quite usable on the downhill run.
Feb 28, 2016 near Mineral…, NC
A scenic ride along the top of the earthen dam.
Feb 28, 2016 near Mineral…, NC
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