School For The Deaf Bike Trail

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2.91 out of 5
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added by pedrotyler Bunny Hop on December 11, 2009
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Short, but fun to fly through it
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  jaymat
on Jul 19, 2014
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Josh Bomba on August 17, 2014
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Review: Road the trail today for the first time, it is listed as beginner but thought it to be a nice challenge. The course is a bit hard to follow and I found myself completing only 2 or the advertised 3 miles. There are a few good obstacles, some coming out of no where, and a few narrow passes, but overall a nice right course. I did work to clear off all the spider webs throughout the trail... with my face. Should be clear for the next rider for at least a week. Seriously, like 400 webs with my face.

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insuranceguru on June 23, 2014
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Review: Good little trail. I will be repairing and adding some technical challenges soon. If anyone is interested in pitching in let me know.

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morijinal on April 3, 2014
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Review: The trail is across the street from the NC School for the Deaf. There is a dirt parking area at the trailhead right off highway 301. Be careful pulling in not to get rear-ended - there is a short drop off the highway which requires a severe slow down and other drivers aren't expecting you to turn in. The trail wraps around the wooded area, and I have found that counter-clockwise seems to be the intended direction. The parking area seems to be one of the highest points on the trail.

The biggest asset of this trail is that it's all there is in Wilson. It's good practice for me because it constantly changes gears and there isn't a lot of coasting that can be done.

To me, the overall appeal of the trail is it location and that it can be ridden in a short amount of time - perfect for an after-work ride.

The trail is maintained but with so many switchbacks it's easy to double back on yourself because for much of the ride you are only a few feet from another section of the trail. There are 5 or 6 obstacles (that I've seen) that range from narrow bridges to log piles. All can be avoided if desired.

When it rains it takes a while for the trail to completely dry out because there is a swampy area on the far side of the trail. The wet spots of the trail make up only 5%-10% of the trail, but seem to stay wet long after the rest of the trail is dry.

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jahuddleston on November 23, 2013
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Review: The entrance is to the left of the parking area. I had to search a little before I found it. The trail needs some serious TLC. The trail is fairly flat for the most part. The hardest part is the fact that the trail is leaf covered and you can't see the roots so there's a lot of slipping around. Don't get off of the shingles that add traction to the bridges. The wood is really slick with a little moisture. It was a good ride while I was in the area.

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4u2nv on June 18, 2013
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Review: Does anyone know if you can still ride on this trail

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D_England on August 3, 2013
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Review: Someone has done the periodic maint on this trail as it was mowed and some of the big leaning trees over the trail that I saw the last time have been taken out. I rode it this morning, then returned with a saw and did some trimming where it needed it, and shifted the fallen tree that was too big to jump. I cut the other end which was over another trail section so you can ride around if you don't want to try the log which is pretty big (now been cut back to trails edge).

The ramp that is pictured is showing its' age and has thorns on either side. It has a big snake under it too so you don't want to make a mistake on this.

THe north end has mud spots but is rideable in the area beyond the giant rooty tree.

So this trail is ride-able again. The heavy rains had exposed some broken glass in two areas, so I removed what I saw.

I pulled out some pricker things but didn't see anything vicious so the mower must have got them.

Ride it!
8/25/13 Rode it yesterday. Do a casual lap looking for vines or downed trees, clear any that you see then crank through it until you're tired. Similar Trail: Goldsboro trail?
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far4cges on June 2, 2013
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Review: If Wilson can get someone to come out and clean this trail up it would be decent for something close. I spent too much time going around fallen trees, vines and thorns to enjoy this trail. Until someone posts a clean up, don't waste your time.

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Dex on October 5, 2012
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Review: Very well laid out trail system! I've done some trimming and plan to do some bridge and obstacle repairs this winter.

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pilotlang on August 19, 2012
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Review: Nice little single track sprinkled with some intermediate difficulty obstacles.

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D_England on June 26, 2012
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Review: As others have said, it's a short series of trails tucked away across from the school. The three nested loops have connections between them, so that you can vary the course each time you go through it. Someone or group is maintaining them, as they're being mowed for the most part which helps when you're not familiar, but the last time I rode it, I went over a bridge that I don't recall being there before. You can do the whole thing once in 40 minutes easy, and there are enough exposed tree roots to challenge an older rider just getting back into it.

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CSMITH1 on April 5, 2010
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Review: This trail is good for the locals, fun to ride real short with not that much change and excitement. many locals run the trail.

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pedrotyler on December 11, 2009
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Review: fun to ride on the weekend

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