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Tortuga

Intermediate
 4.0 (3)

A new trail that makes a loop with the southern third of Carolina Thread between Figure 8 and Academy.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.3

KM

Singletrack

631' 192 m

High

593' 181 m

Low

94' 29 m

Up

97' 29 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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

Description

The Thread Loop starts off of Figure 8 just before the old entrance to the Carolina Thread Trail. The first section before the service road is called "Spool" and is a gentle climb. The rest of the new section of trail consists of two short downhill runs with decent flow and one climb in between the first and second downhill runs.

The last DH section called "Needle" definitely gives you a chance to get some air on the this part of the trail. The end of the new section of trail is at the intersection with Carolina Thread and the loop takes the last 2/3 of a mile of the old Thread Trail to complete the loop back to Figure 8.

Contacts

Shared By:

Vinnie Connors with improvements by John Metcalf and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 3 votes

#9676

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  4.0 from 3 votes
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Trail Rankings

#327

in North Carolina

#9,676

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Nov 22, 2020
Joe Pay
Sep 22, 2019
Mark H
rode figure 8. tortugas, lake loop
Jul 13, 2019
Matt Jernigan
Good flow. Not a lot of climbing. Nice trail 2mi
Jun 25, 2019
Jesse Dick
Aug 24, 2018
Joel Mathewson
2.7mi