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Governors Creek Mountain Bike Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (26) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A fun and challenging five mile featured ride made up of two main loops.


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5.1

Miles

8.1

KM

100%

Singletrack

477' 145 m

High

385' 117 m

Low

245' 75 m

Up

244' 74 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Please don't ride this trail if other trails in the Raleigh or San-Lee area are closed due to rain or overtly muddy conditions. See trianglemtb.com for Raleigh area trail conditions. Thank you.

Overview

This route is a fun and challenging five-mile featured ride made up of two main loops. The Race Loop (1.6 miles) has excellent flow to get you started and the Challenge Loop (3.4 miles) is simply fun with a few short technical climbs.

Need to Know

The last 1/10 of a mile of the ride crosses private property. Riders have permission, but make sure to stay on the trail.

Description

This five-mile featured ride is well marked and is exciting for seasoned riders and throws in some challenges for newer and intermediate riders. The trails consists of a few fast sections, but it is mostly up and down switchbacks with no long climbs.

The full Featured Ride consists of a 1.6 mile Race Loop that connects with a 3.4 mile Challenge Loop. To start, follow the Entry Connector past a small teeter totter and at the north end of the parking area till it reaches a large trail sign after a few bends in the trail. Head right on the Race Loop. At its end, the Race Loop flows into the Challenge Loop.

Portions of the Challenge Loop are labeled Ghost Loop and Fox Loop. You can skip the intermediate portion of Fox Loop and take Fox Loop Return which is 0.3 miles to slightly shorten the ride or make it easier.

History & Background

The trails were built about 20 years ago by local mountain bike shop owners and are still maintained by local riders today.

Shared By:

David McDowell

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  4.5 from 26 votes

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"Love the Gov" says the Tiki Man!
Aug 13, 2016 near Carthage, NC
Jonesboro Fault Line provides any ride in Governor's Creek with an interesting bit of geology.
Dec 19, 2016 near Carthage, NC
The start of your technical challenge!
Aug 13, 2016 near Carthage, NC
Large parking area at trailhead.
Aug 13, 2016 near Carthage, NC
Natural Trail Marker
Dec 12, 2017 near Carthage, NC
Jumps straight ahead! You bypass each jump by riding slightly left of the jump feature.
Apr 26, 2017 near Carthage, NC

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Jan 21, 2020
Adrian Alcantara
Sep 7, 2019
Jason Harrington
Fun trail with some speed in the flow sections. The arrows keep you pointed in the right direction. 10mi
Jul 6, 2019
Alexander Dionne
4.1mi
Jun 17, 2019
Matthew Shinkwin
Back half of the trail near the rock garden and bridge crossing to ghost loop was closed. Any idea when it will be open? 4.2mi
Dec 25, 2018
Shawn Welch
Hike w/ Family 3.5mi
Dec 25, 2018
Abel Fregoso
6mi
Dec 7, 2018
Luis Velez
Dec 4, 2018
Luis Velez