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Beaver Dam Loop

 21 votes


13.7 Miles 22.1 Kilometers




1,023' 312 m


-1,023' -312 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (6°)

375' 114 m


262' 80 m



Minor Issues 84 days ago
Dry, Some Mud - Pine needles and fallen leaves obscure a lot of the roots and most of the trail making going difficult on the trail. Some off camber fallen trees on the South loop are pretty thick and difficult to hop unless you're seriously skilled. History

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The best ride in the Triangle on multiple trails of varied difficulty.

Russell Hobart


Trails closed when wet.

Contact the Park Office (919) 676-1027 or check for status.

You must enter the trails from the trail entrance within the park. Entering the trails from anywhere else is illegal.

Alcoholic beverages are PROHIBITED.

There is a $6.00 per vehicle (including bikes if you ride in) charge to enter the Beaver Dam Recreation facility during certain dates.

Trails are to be ridden in one direction as signed unless otherwise marked.
Beaver Dam is almost 100% singletrack and provides some of the best crafted trails in the Triangle. All tracks are conscientiously constructed to provide good drainage that allows the trails to reopen soon after rain. Three trails leave from the parking lot ( Inner Loop, Outer Loop, West Loop), one more difficult and longer trail ( South Loop) and one short advanced trail ( Drop Zone). All the trails are contained within the park and are well signed.

Need to Know

There is a $6 entrance fee for park entry whenever staff is on duty (which is about half the time and it seems never in winter).

November through February: 8 am - 5:30 pm
March through April: 8 am - 7:30 pm
May through August: 8 am - 8:30 pm
September through October: 8 am - 7:30 pm


From the trailhead, go right for Inner Loop and Outer Loop, which are concentric to each other. Go straight and then left for West Loop. About 1/2 way around West is the trailhead for South Loop. You must cross the road by the guard shack to reach the South Loop trailhead.

About 1.2 miles into the South Loop, Drop Zone turns off to the left. All the trails finish exactly where they started. Each trail is marked by distance markers that signify about 0.2 mile per increments while each has a number indicator in the 100's. For example Inner Loop starts at 200 and finishes at 205. Keep the distance markers in mind if you need medical attention.


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Mar 17, 2018
TheMike Cardwell
Dec 26, 2017
Shyam Nambiar
cold, solo. ran into Paul on a Trek 29er. 12.7mi
Dec 21, 2017
TheMike Cardwell
Dec 2, 2017
JuanCarlos JCV
Beaver Dam trail, Nice!!! #DiamondBack 12.1mi
Nov 24, 2017
Shawn Gentry
Gorgeous place! 12.5mi
Nov 4, 2017
JuanCarlos JCV
Saturday Ride with my peps 7.1mi
Oct 17, 2017
Yates Pharr
my bike frame cracked toward the end of the South loop. 8mi
Sep 14, 2017
Travis L.

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Was closed Saturday. Jun 25, 2017

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