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Academy

Intermediate

Trail

3.0 mile 4.8 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 258' 79 m
Descent: -262' -80 m
High: 669' 204 m
Low: 576' 176 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Vinnie Connors

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

Vinnie Connors

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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.

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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

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#390

in North Carolina

#13,535

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