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Challenge Loop

Intermediate

Trail

3.5 mile 5.7 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 188' 57 m
Descent: -178' -54 m
High: 477' 145 m
Low: 385' 117 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)

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Trail shared by David McDowell

This 3.4-mile loop rounds out the fun at Governors Creek.

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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.

Description

The Challenge Loop starts near the main trail sign that can be accessed by the Entry Connector. From the sign, head right to continue on Race Loop or head left to start in on Challenge Loop (Race Loop will also eventually feed into the Challenge Loop as mapped in the Governors Creek Mountain Bike Trail).

This loop is the longer of the two trails and it serves up some nice, short speed bursts as well as plenty of switchbacks and short climbs. There's also a small downhill rock garden and a jump section, both with clearly-signed bypasses.

Portions of the Challenge Loop are labeled Ghost Loop and Fox Loop. You can skip a portion of the Challenge Loop signed as Fox Loop by taking Fox Loop Return which is 0.3 miles.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Aug 18, 2017
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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
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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