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Beaver Dam Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.5 (36) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

13.7

Miles

22.1

KM

100%

Singletrack

375' 114 m

High

262' 80 m

Low

1,023' 312 m

Up

1,023' 312 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Trails closed when wet.

Contact the Park Office (919) 676-1027 or check Trianglemtb.com 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 $7 entrance fee for park entry from May 1st through September 30.

Trails are to be ridden in one direction as signed unless otherwise marked.

Overview

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 $7 entrance fee for park entry from May 1st through September 30.

Hours:
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

Description

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Russell Hobart with improvements by Greg Anysz

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 36 votes

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Entrance to access Inner and Outer Loops.
Jun 12, 2016 near Creedmoor, NC
Start of the Drop Zone.
Jun 12, 2016 near Creedmoor, NC
Entrance to the South Loop.
Jun 12, 2016 near Creedmoor, NC

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Mar 13, 2021
Brian Lord
11.3mi — 1h 47m
Feb 4, 2021
Brian Lord
11.1mi — 1h 50m
Jan 23, 2021
Del Capslock
First time here. Lots of singletrack mileage to enjoy. Exposed roots and poor flow/trail design mean no reward on the downhill. — 1h 15m
Jan 18, 2021
Brian Lord
11.8mi — 2h 09m
Dec 30, 2020
Brian Lord
16.9mi — 2h 58m
Dec 23, 2020
Brian Lord
12mi — 2h 06m
Oct 3, 2020
Brian Lord
15.6mi — 2h 30m
Sep 10, 2019
Luis Santos

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