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Level: Intermediate
Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Figure 8
Elevation: +659/ -635 ft
Total: 40 riders

Mountain Biking Durant Nature Park

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#144 of 544 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#2,879 in the world

An abandoned Boy Scout camp provides a nice escape to the woods nestled in between neighborhoods and warehouses in north Raleigh. Lots of trails for hiking, but only 1.5 miles allow bikes. Most of the MTB trail is fast, wide doubletrack, with a few sections of slightly steeper and rooty singletrack mixed in. There are a couple of nice lakes in the middle of the park and sections of the trail border both of them. Nothin fancy or technical here, but if you live nearby, its a great place to ride to on the greenway w/out having to mess with the bike rack on the car. BONUS: numerous wildlife encounters here while riding.

First added by searsandrewj on May 25, 2005. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Raleigh, follow Capital Blvd (US 1) N to Durant Rd. Turn L on Durant and look for the northern entrance to the park on the left after crossing RR tracks. From points West, follow I-540 to Capital Blvd. and use above directions. The Durant Trails Greenway (paved) also leads to the access road for the nature park's north entrance.
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  • Colton Lock

    Combo of Double/Singletrack. Roughly 5 miles. Pretty easy with great views of the lake. Good for beginners.

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  • Theo D

    Mostly smooth double track with a couple mildly tricky spots for beginers to develope on. Biggest complaint is charging down a trail marked for bikes only to come upon a new sign marked "no bikes". Where did the bike trail go? Park was empty while I was in it so just pushed through, but this could be a pain for those trying to respect the signage.

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  • zstevo

    First time riding this trail didn't do all the paths. But overall seems a great place to ride at but there are a lot of paths and some are very short. Definitely good for beginners. Some small hills and roots in some areas. LAKE JOHNSON is rougher and tougher. Wanted to try something new.

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  • scoobycarolan

    This park is a blast. There's a little something for most rides. Beginners can stay along some of the green easy trails while intermediates & even advanced riders will dig the tight & fast descents & rooty climbs. A few trails are labeled no bikes. My experience has been to heed those. The actual bike trails have been plenty of fun.

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  • UneasyRider

    This is a good trail for beginner to intermediate riders. With short loops and few difficult climbs, it makes for a good, quick ride. I prefer the Beaverdam Trail Loop. Problem is, there are very few trail markings so it can be difficult to stay off the hiking trails if you don't know the trails well.

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