Lake Crabtree County Park

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3.45 out of 5
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Intermediate
5
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 2,300 ft
351
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Highland Trail Loops have three 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 December 31, 2002
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (33)
 


November 7, 2014
 
Review: I'll give this a 4 because of how fun it is for where it is. This is a fun twisty trail. The builders here did well with what little elevation there is. Well marked trails, skills areas, a pump track and even a dirt jump area give this small inter-suburban trail high marks.

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October 11, 2014
 
Review: Excellent flow for the piedmont.

Similar Trail: Harris

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August 27, 2014
 
Review: This is a fun little trail and great for beginners. It's well-groomed and smooth with a few obstacles. It can get crowded, especially after 5pm on weekdays and weekends. Try the gap jump on loop 6.

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June 29, 2014
 
Review: A nice little ride. Nothing real challenging or super technical, but the trail flows well.

It's a great place for beginners. I bring my 11 and 12 year old sons here. they have just moved up to 26 inch bikes.

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June 27, 2014
 
Review: This trail is just really... average. Not a whole lot to get excited about, though the skills area in the middle of the trail system is fun to session. Connect to Umstead for more mileage.

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May 20, 2014
 
Review: Sad I don't have more time to ride here. Hard packed and leaf/loose pine straw make it difficult to maintain speed in turns. Trails are pretty wellaintaimed but do need some TLC in section 5 technical area. Large wash out with no room to bail if you wanted to. Watch your speed until you become very familiar with the harder potions of it.

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May 20, 2014
 
Review: I am a beginner. The trail was fun and fast and I could complete the uphills without needing to walk my bike. The loops all intertwine with connectors in-between, so there are many ways to ride the trails and circle around your favorite parts. I don't like that a section is within earshot of a highway and overall it definittely feels like a city park instead of a state park.

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May 18, 2014
 
Review: There are only 1.5 good things about this trail. One is the flow if you keep your speed high, but berms to help with the sharp corners would be much nicer. Then there's a half-decent beginner jump line, and a good advanced one (which is pretty much always closed), but nothing in between. Nothing else challenging or technical or entertaining about this trail, and the "skills areas" - pfft. Maybe good for beginners or someone looking for a leisurely ride, but nothing good for anyone half serious about a good MTB experience. And if it's rained anytime within the last decade, you can expect it to be closed.

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November 8, 2013
 
Review: In one word, FUN. Just got off the trails. Did all the loops. Overall it was pretty tame. Yes there was the jump park, it was closed, but looked technical, there was a good jump on loop 6,a few cool manmade obstacles on loop 5, and one short rooty section on loop 4. Again...tame.

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November 3, 2013
 
Review: I was disappointed with my ride today. The trail itself was nice, but I think everyone would be better off with established ride directionality. And also, the trail was too crowded with riders who had poor trail etiquette. In my 2 hrs of riding, probably 15 times when I was riding up hill, riders coming downhill ran me off the trail and just stared at me, no hello, no sorry about that, nothing. Ride somewhere else on a weekend!!

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Lake Crabtree County Park MTB Trail 3.45 out of 5 based on 33 ratings. 33 user reviews.
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