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Academy

Intermediate
 3.9 (7)

The newest trail in the WWC system that is a good mix of punchy climbs, flowing downhill, and tech.


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

Singletrack

669' 204 m

High

576' 176 m

Low

258' 79 m

Up

262' 80 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Trail stay closed after rain much longer here than other trails in the area. For trail status check: usnwc.org

Description

The Academy Trail starts off of Hawfield Rd. and WWC Parkway at the entrance to the overflow parking lot. The trail starts with a short climb followed by a half-mile descent and then crosses a creek over a huge wooden ladder bridge. The trail climbs for a half-mile to the back of the adjacent school property by the ball fields then sharply descends for one-tenth of a mile.

The trail comes out to the clearing under the power lines and connects with the Carolina Thread Trail for one-tenth of a mile before branching off to the left and heading back up the hill under the power lines. The trail ascends for another six-tenths of a mile before a quick tenth of a mile descent that takes you back out to Hawfield Rd.

Contacts

Shared By:

Vinnie Connors

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 7 votes

#9366

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  3.9 from 7 votes
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Trail Rankings

#315

in North Carolina

#9,366

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Aug 10, 2019
Mark H
3mi
Jul 13, 2019
Matt Jernigan
Some climbing at the end. Not too bad. 3mi
Aug 25, 2018
Joel Mathewson
12mi
Jul 22, 2018
Ashton Hicks
3mi
May 27, 2017
Dave Fuller
Apr 17, 2017
Craig L
Feb 24, 2017
Nathan Tidd
fighting a cold made it tougher than usual but this was a fun trail 3mi
Apr 11, 2016
Caleb Chambers