Lake Crabtree County Park

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3.61 out of 5
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Intermediate
7
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 2,300 ft
282
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Highland Trail Loops have six loops for mountain bikers. These trails may be short but both beginners and the more advanced rider can enjoy them. There are some good downhills and a lot of switchbacks for practicing technique. I have also heard you can ride from Lake Crabtree to Umstead State Park. Other activities at the park include picnicking and shelters, fishing, boat rentals, etc.
added by Guest January 1, 2003
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (43)
 

Bunny Hop


March 21, 2016
 
Review: Perfect place to teach your kids how to ride on trails. Well maintained, smooth, fun. Has a nice jump track and pump track. Little elevation. Nice views of the lake.

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Gnarly


March 15, 2016
Angel K Gnarly  
 
Review: When I visited, the main trail was closed, but there's still a section that's considered airport property that people ride throughout regardless of signage. There's a clear, well used single track that runs throughout the outskirts of the airport. Good, light climbs, plus a few water crossings if you choose. A little crowded, probably because it's the only green in the middle of the city - easily accessible. Still recommended if you stop by Raleigh, good half day ride.

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Granny Gear

November 28, 2015
 
Review: I was out in the trail this afternoon - it was my first time out here. It was a nice flow with some climbs, some roots - oh and lots of leaves in some areas but not bad. The trail looks well kept I enjoyed the ride and probably wil come back when I'm in Raleigh again. I highly recommend the trail.

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Gramcounter

September 19, 2015
jordanw Gramcounter  
 
Review: i just moved to NC. I have not ridden in a while so having so having a great area for riding I dusted off my bike and took her out for a spin. This is a great trial to get loosened up and familiar with the trails again. I would have given it more stars but there didn't seem to be any rhythm or reason to bike traffic.

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Gramcounter

September 19, 2015
jordanw Gramcounter  
 
Review: I just moved to NC this past week, so I decided to dust off my bike which I haven't used in a while and take it for a spin. I really liked this trail. It was great for getting back into shape and getting the rust off my joints. It was kind of busy though and did't seem to have rhythm or reason as far as the flow of traffic goes.

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Bunny Hop

September 9, 2015
 
Review: I had a great time on these trails, and would definitely return to explore further. If you compare it to the Kerr Scott trails, it doesn't have near as many jumps and berms, but it is still a great place to get in a good 6-10 mile ride with plenty of elevation change and challenge. I'm told that there are several more unofficial trails across the highway if you want bigger jumps, but I didn't have a chance to get over there.

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Granny Gear

September 8, 2015
mattlax20 Granny Gear  
 
Review: NEWLY UPDATED! I love the new berms and banks! This is by far the most well maintained trail and is a must ride if you're in the area. You can get 5 - 7 miles out of it depending on which routes you take and most everything is very well marked. I typically ride counter clockwise. Not many hard climbs, so you'll probably want to ride in at a higher gear. Pretty smooth with a few root areas...oh and a new rock garden as well. There are also several skills areas down the fire road from the jump zone.

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Gramcounter


July 21, 2015
JTDavis Gramcounter  
 
Review: This trail is super well maintained, the majority of the trail is fast and clean with some roots to break up the monotony. It's shorter than most, but is an excellent place to learn and sharpen some skills. They have parks with some jumps lines, a pump track and skinnys. Overall is really nice.

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Granny Gear

July 9, 2015
 
Review: If you go all the way you wont regret it great trail

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Bunny Hop

June 5, 2015
VaDon Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Awesome day on the trail. Waited all week with misty rain and finally got a clear day with dry trails. The best flow I ride

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Lake Crabtree County Park MTB Trail 3.61 out of 5 based on 43 ratings. 43 user reviews.
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