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A fantastic 1.6 mile loop to get things started at Governors Creek.


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1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Singletrack

467' 142 m

High

422' 129 m

Low

69' 21 m

Up

77' 24 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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.

Description

The start of Race Loop is reached by following the Entry Connector past a small teeter totter at the north end of the parking area. Follow the connector through a gentle bend till it reaches the next corner where a sign points to Race Loop to the right and the Challenge Loop to the left (see notes below about mileage).

Race Loop will eventually flow into the Challenge Loop, so head right for the maximum mileage. As you continue on the trail, watch your speed on that first hump unless you want to catch air! After plenty of twists and turns, you'll come to a T intersection at the end of the Race Loop where a sign indicates you are about to start Challenge Loop. Go right for Challenge Loop or left to return to the parking area.

The main trail sign is a bit misleading the first time you read it. It might make you think the Race Loop is 6.8 miles and Challenge Loop is 4 miles, but what it really means is if you do the Race Loop AND Challenge Loop together you get 6.8 miles but if you go left for just Challenge Loop only, you get 4 miles. The actual distances of both appear to be shorter than posted.

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David McDowell

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"Love the Gov" says the Tiki Man!
Aug 13, 2016 near Carthage, NC
Natural Trail Marker
Dec 12, 2017 near Carthage, NC
The start of your technical challenge!
Aug 13, 2016 near Carthage, NC
Sign is slightly misleading and distances may be off. Go right for Race Loop which will take you directly to Challenge Loop for 5 total miles. Left takes you to Challenge Loop for 3.4 total miles. Do both for Featured Ride!
Apr 26, 2017 near Carthage, NC

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Mar 11, 2022
Connor Cordingley
race loop. very roots. lots of short climbs fast but rooty downhills 2mi
Jun 22, 2018
Luis Velez
2 laps
May 16, 2018
Luis Velez
2laps
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