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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +182/ -108 ft
Total: 31 riders

Mountain Biking Garner Recreation Park

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#216 of 544 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#5,085 in the world

This is a nice trail system tucked away in a well established recreation park. The trail starts at the end of the parking lot at the bottom of the hill. The first trail is blazed blue and it's rooty and a bit tough to follow due to the multiple spurs and cut through trails. Just keep following the blue trails and you'll be cool. After about half a mile you'll see a sign saying "End of City Maintenance" or something to that effect to the right. Head in this direction for the good singletrack. Some of the trail seems to have been destroyed due to recent development but the loop to the left was completely in tact on 5/8/07. After this loop follow the blue, green, and red blazed trails to finish the ride (though it's tough to do without backtracking a fair amount). The trails are a bit rooty with some steep spots but definitely a fun ride.

First added by Jeff Barber on May 8, 2007. Last updated May 8, 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 take US 70 East off I-40. Go about 5 miles and take the Vandora Springs Road exit. Turn left on Vandora Springs Rd. Vandora Springs quickly ends in a 'T' - head right on W. Garner Rd. Go about a mile, look for the park signs on the left just after the old train station (now museum) on the right.
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  • Quinn314

    Not well maintained at all and incredibly tight and rooty.

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  • mtbrdag   ✓ supporter

    No longer as good as it was, a large portion (about 75%) of this trail has been closed by the town of Garner, leaving about 2 miles at best. No longer worth the visit - sorry if you never made it, it used to be a very nice trail.

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  • gulleymike

    Great spot for a quick ride. It has 2 super fun loops, but it is a pretty compact park.

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  • go_fast13

    pretty good trail, not that hard. has a couple of good whoop-de-doos and some difficult rooted climbs.

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