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Level: Beginner
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +700/759 ft
Total: 37 riders
 

Mountain Biking Duke Forest

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#321 of 532 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#11580 in the world

There is something for everyone at the Duke Forest. Most of the trails are frequently occupied by casual bikers, some extreme bikers, joggers and labrador retrievers. There are some singletrack which is restricted to foot traffic only. Otherwise, there are probably 15+ miles of trails to challenge your speed and biking skills.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
"From the Durham Freeway, take US 15/501 south towards Chapel Hill. Take the exit for NC 751 and turn right. Pull off on any of the gravel areas on the side of the road and jump on the trail at any gate you like.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Durham, North Carolina

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  • Jeff Barber
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    Gravel roads, some hills. Unfortunately many of the roads are dead ends and connectivity is an issue. Still, fun to explore.

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  • theish

    The Duke Forest is part of a large network of trail systems in the Durham area.

    You can start at dozens of locations, mostly on West Cornwallis Rd, Mt Sinia Rd,

    and Erwin Rd. You can connect a good amount of fireroads and single track trails

    using the local paved roads.

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  • MarkMTB
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    Good network of fireroads that cross NC751 and connect with the Duke gold course trail. Closed due to hunting / deer reduction M-F Sept through Dec; more details here: http://www.dukeforest.duke.edu/

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  • LS29
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    Even with the numerous joggers, walkers, and other sundry pedestrian traffic, the trails did not feel congested or crowded. There are a few hills on which it is possible to pick up a fair amount of speed; however, most intermediate- and advanced-level riders will find these trails somewhat less than challenging.

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