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Level: Beginner
Length: 13 mi (20.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +176/ -184 ft
Total: 72 riders

Mountain Biking Brown's Creek Nature Park

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#50 of 543 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#1,021 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 you're 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 accomp on Jan 1, 2014. Last updated Nov 2, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: no
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: yes
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: yes
  • Fee required: no
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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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Rider questions

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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  • [email protected]

    Great place to ride nice climbs sweet downhills 10.5 miles of pure fun

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  • fesp

    Another good stop off of 95. Fast MTB trails.

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  • accomp

    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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  • seed126

    Super Fun and well maintained

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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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  • mert160

    Currently closed, gates locked.

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  • teambrun1988

    excellent trail cant say enough good things

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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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  • accomp

    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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