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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +259/ -239 ft
Total: 165 riders

Mountain Biking Governor's Creek

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#54 of 548 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#1,100 in the world

This is a pretty fast course with varied trail type. The first mile is pretty fast and not very technical. The entire course is heavily wooded and gets kinda nasty when it rains. The next two miles is fairly technical and not nearly as fast as the trail winds through the woods and across several streams and washed out gullies. The last 1.5 miles is fast and straight and takes you around the entire course once again. For the most part this is down hill and very fast. Towards the very end of the loop, the trail makes its way back up to the parking area. This loop is known as the race loop; Champion loop is another loop that I believe goes around the course staying on the non-technical outer rim used by the race course. A pretty good ride. Similar to San Lee but a little faster.

First added by Jeff Barber on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated May 3, 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 Greensboro, take 421 S to Sanford and get on US 1 S. From Raleigh take US 1 S to Sanford. Take US 1 S past Sanford to Tramway, NC. At light, go right onto Carter Church road. Go about 5 miles to the end of this road. Turn left onto S Plank Rd. Take the first right onto Stanton Hill Rd. Take the next right onto Underwood Rd. Go less than a mile. At big curve in the road (with intersection) the parking area is on the right. You can't miss it with race signs, port-o-let, etc.

3392 Underwood Road
Carthage, NC 28327

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Rider questions

Q: Is this trail open to the public for mountain biking? I wasn't sure considering that there's a bunch of "private property" signs at the entrance

Q: Are dirt bikes allowed?
A: its a MOUNTAIN BIKE trail what do you think i highly doubt it