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Level: Beginner
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +44/20 ft
Total: 71 riders
 

Mountain Biking Brown's Creek Nature Park

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#20 of 534 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#191 in the world

Trail officially opened April 5th, 2014. Browns Creek trail is located just off Hwy 87, across from the airport. The Bike Trail has climbs, switchbacks, high-speed down hill action, jumps, rock gardens, berms and obstacles. Basically Brown's Creek has everything your looking for in a bike trail. No admission fees, free parking. Less than a mile away from beautiful downtown Elizabethtown and minutes away from White Lake.

First added by on Jan 1, 2014. Last updated May 8, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: yes
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Wilmington, NC. Take hwy 87 west to Elizabethtown NC. Take right on to E Broad Street, Old 87. Travel half mile, parking lot and trail entrance will be on left.
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Q: who owns the Browns Creek trail system ?
A: Town of Elizabethtown owns the property. Cape Fear SORBA maintains the trail.

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  • DougySM
    *****

    Rode it today. Definitely not beginner. At a min intermediate with some advanced technical features. Awesome trail, well maintained except for the pump track. Some of the climbs are pretty tough and the downhill sections are fast with good dirt and boardwalk berms.

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  • fesp
    *****

    Another good stop off of 95. Fast MTB trails.

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  • *****

    Brown's Creek Nature Park is Growing. The trail is currently 7 miles and will soon will more than double. There will be over 10 miles when the new outer loop is complete.We have 3 more trails to build after this outer loop which will bring the total between 15 and 18 miles.

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  • askibum02
    *****

    Rode for the first time today, and had a blast. There were a couple of climbs to keep you honest and good flow.

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  • Rjoyed
    ****

    Great place! Surprising hill climbs. Road it last year, it was in better condition then. But between Matthew last fall 2016 and the rain we had last week. Just needs a little work to bring back to 5 stars!

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  • dj1221
    ****

    Nice trail, definetly surprised me with the climbs being down east

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  • Deraynor730
    *****

    Excellent challenge and a welcome surprise for a trail that is located in a usual flat area! Bring your knees with you and don't worry about your brakes this thing flows

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  • gbrinson
    *****

    This trail is only just over a year old and is a blast to ride.Plenty of climbing and fast smooth flowing downhills.There are about 6.5 miles with plans for more trails on the future.

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  • *****

    From the very beginning, you will not believe this trail is located in Southeast North Carolina. Where did these hills come from? Brown's Creek Nature Park has it all. Climbing, Downhills, XC, Switchbacks, Bridges, etc. There are no other trails east of I95 as challenging as this one. Great design, Great Ride.

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  • Brent Tyndall
    ****

    Closest thing to the mountains you will get in the Wilmington area. Long climbs with some reward, tight turns on the downhill sections, some technical areas as well. Trail is compact but has made good use of the existing landscape. You almost forget you aren't in the mountains on some sections. Give it a try but be ready to climb.

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  • ****

    Nice ride with some good transitions and switch backs.

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  • Rob Bates
    *****

    We rode Browns Creek this morning and found it to be the most difficult course around the Wilmington area. I recommend that of you are not comfortable with Blue Clay Bike Park yet do not ride Browns Creek. Awesome ride.

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