Chapel Hill High School

   
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10
miles

Intermediate

Singletrack
↑ 400 ft
↓ 500 ft
5.3
avg mph
67
ridden
39
wishlist
1:28
avg time

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AVERAGE RATING
3.94 out of 5
About This Trail
added by jeff World Champ on December 31, 2002
 
These trails are usually pretty crowded and a bit overridden. Nevertheless, you probably won't find this much single track anywhere else in the Triangle. To get to my favorite section, enter from the school parking lot, go straight on the wide trails and after about a third of a mile there will be a trail on the right. Get ready for some fast and narrow single track. Most of this section is only about four inches wider than your handlebars. A little lean to the left or right and it will seem like you're a downhill ski slalomer hugging the turns and knocking over those stiff poles (except in this case the stiff poles are young skinny pine trees). There are countless miles of trails out here so take a buddy and don't get lost!
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on Aug 13, 2012
on May 29, 2012
 
IntelligentDesigner on May 18, 2014
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Review: Haven't really ridden enough of the high school side to say too much about it, but what I did ride was alright. Lots of pedestrian traffic. Skills area was pretty good. Airport side (across the street) was entertaining enough, but nothing that's made me make the drive back out there. I will eventually though. It's worth a second shot. Needs more jumps and stuff though.

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john_doe000 on March 6, 2012
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Review: Gradeated from Chapel Hill HS - class of 99. Nice trail, easy access - lots of interesting scenery and vantage points. Recommend.

Similar Trail: Opal Lake - Pagosa.

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drewandnotu on August 28, 2010
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Review: A lot of fun and very convenient to get to. Somewhat primitive in terms of marking and trail construction, but there is a big variety of trail style. I'm definitely an amateur but I didn't have any problem with any of the sections I rode. All in all the trails are all a blast to ride, the scenery is nice, and there is enough trail to keep you occupied all day.

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seakey on July 28, 2008
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Review: The trails in this area are large not well marked but trails can be found in any skill level. The trails are broken North East to South West by train tracks and are broken by service roads in many places. This area is large and very tight and twisty, the lower levels can get quite muddy. The trails work their way around Bolin Creek. The trails are often confusing so take a map. Have fun, Take caution on some older wood bridges and jumps they are in bad shape.

Similar Trail: The South end of the trails by train tracks and estes extension is the extreme south of trails and also a blast.

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jhckelman on July 25, 2008
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Review: I usually hit this trail system every time I'm in Chapel Hill. There is certainly fun to be had, with some decently flowy sections and technical challenges. Many of the trails are not built very well, unfortunately, and thus lack good flow and erode badly with rain. Most of the northshore style stunts have now rotted as well. Pity, as this place has the potential to be better.

Similar Trail: New Light

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chainring on February 20, 2008
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Review: Trail has it all, beginner to technical, with some North Shore stuff to push your limits if you are so inclined. Go early morning on the weekends to avoid family and dog walkers.

Similar Trail: New Light, Little River, and Beaver Dam

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tedderbo on January 16, 2006
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Review: i know ive added stuff on this one before. i just wanted to get it out there that after my ride today i noticed a lot more pedestrian traffic on the trails. a bunch of different dog walkers that made me stop. not too big of a problem becausethe place is so big, but just be alert.

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craigm3ofnc on November 4, 2005
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Review: Sweet singletrack indeed does describe these trails. Many little jumps for beginners or experts. Awesome ladders and so many ways to get around the trails. You can stay out all day or make a quick run because all the trails connect in some way.

Similar Trail: The trails just across the way near the airport across from the high school...these trails are very technical, however.

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craigm3ofnc on November 4, 2005
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Review: Sweet singletrack basically describes it. Many little jumps for beginners or experts. Awesome ladders and so many ways to get around the trails.

Similar Trail: the trails just across the way near the airport and the church across from the high school...these trails are quite technical too

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tedderbo on April 20, 2005
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Review: wow, there are so many tfrails. you can make runs that last all day. and the jumps and ladders.... crazy. they are ridicculous. good work whoever put them up... i'm sorry thati won't be riding them anytime soon. a bit too extreme foe me.

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Guest on December 6, 2004
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Review: since moving here from Northern, VA. This trail has something many other trails in the area don\'t have. Peae an quiet. You here no highway, no motors. Just the sweet sound of single track. I loved the rocky scree terrain. I hope it can be protected for future mountain bikers.

Similar Trail: regency beaverdam

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Guest on December 9, 2003
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Review: Oh yes, they are still around and are better than ever. We've been avoiding the trees, rocks and roots on these trails for 5 years now and I gotta tell you, they've evolved even better than U2! Check them out, ride them all and dream about them later. But please be kind, don't ride when it's wet!!

Similar Trail: Lake Crabtree wants to be this trail when it grows up.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: A note to y'all, the elementary section is now bulldozed. >-; However, go across the road to the airport and prepare to die, it's technical and crazy over there.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: These trails have been my backyard for 7 years now - great local resource. Kudos and many thanks to the crew who build and maintain them. Lots of single-track; nice mix of up & down, roots & rocks, twisty & whammable xc. Tough enough to challenge the best riders in spots; great training for aspiring hammers.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: The nice part about this trail is that you can make it as easy or hard as you like, which is nice if you're just beginning or haven't ridden in a while. You really can entertain yourself for hours out here. They have also done a lot of maintainance in the last year or so, which means that the big impassable muddy stuff by the creek has been cleaned up, and there is also a place at the top of one of the hills where they've made a few big jumps for the tricksters (look for the hollow car and follow the trail to the top). I really like these trails, despite the fact that they are overridden.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: I rode the trails today and it was raining quite hard. This made the trail especially technical and challenging. The trail also seemed to be in need of some maintanence as there were many trees and logs across the trail.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: good day, this trail is about as sweet as richard simmons is cute. i love mountain bikes and no i dont have a body geometry saddle

Similar Trail: the hidden butlove trail in Mypantz north carolina

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Chapel Hill High School MTB Trail 3.94 out of 5 based on 17 ratings. 17 user reviews.
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