Lake Crabtree County Park

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3.66 out of 5
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Intermediate
7
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,500 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
282
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Highland Trail Loops have six loops for mountain bikers. These trails may be short but both beginners and the more advanced rider can enjoy them. There are some good downhills and a lot of switchbacks for practicing technique. I have also heard you can ride from Lake Crabtree to Umstead State Park. Other activities at the park include picnicking and shelters, fishing, boat rentals, etc.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (49)
 

Granny Gear

May 27, 2017
luckie8 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great mtb trails

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Bunny Hop

March 8, 2017
GeorgeVDD Bunny Hop  
 
Review: One of my favorite trails to ride in the Triangle! TORC has done a great job of creating a smooth flowy trail system out of a relatively flat area. Overall, the trail is a fairly easy ride and great for a beginner mountain biker, but it is also great for the seasoned rider who wants to practice their skills in a controlled setting

Similar Trail: Hog Run at Harris Lake

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Bunny Hop

March 7, 2017
dbg94 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: I was in the area the other day for a UNC Baseball game and stopped by for a quick ride. Well maintained trail system that's fast and flowey. I love to hit pump tracks when available and this one is short and sweet. Very well laid out and a lot of fun. Tried to make it around 4 times without peddling and was smoked. Saw a few other riders but overall not that crowded. Will def try to make it back.

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Granny Gear

December 19, 2016
Jbugg305 Granny Gear  
 
Review: This Trail is fun and very flowy. There's always a lot of people and I don't like the workers there so I just don't go anymore.

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Bunny Hop

August 7, 2016
 
Review: Very fun trail. Sometimes closed after rains. Something here for all levels. Pump track and jump line are really fun.

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Bunny Hop

June 28, 2016
windblown Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This trail/park is in real danger of being replaced with hotels and offices from airport development. There is a petition to save it. It's the most used park in the region. It'd be a shame to see it get paved over. Google the group "save the crab".

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Bunny Hop

March 21, 2016
 
Review: Perfect place to teach your kids how to ride on trails. Well maintained, smooth, fun. Has a nice jump track and pump track. Little elevation. Nice views of the lake.

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Gnarly


March 15, 2016
Angel K Gnarly  
 
Review: When I visited, the main trail was closed, but there's still a section that's considered airport property that people ride throughout regardless of signage. There's a clear, well used single track that runs throughout the outskirts of the airport. Good, light climbs, plus a few water crossings if you choose. A little crowded, probably because it's the only green in the middle of the city - easily accessible. Still recommended if you stop by Raleigh, good half day ride.

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Granny Gear

November 28, 2015
 
Review: I was out in the trail this afternoon - it was my first time out here. It was a nice flow with some climbs, some roots - oh and lots of leaves in some areas but not bad. The trail looks well kept I enjoyed the ride and probably wil come back when I'm in Raleigh again. I highly recommend the trail.

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Bunny Hop

September 19, 2015
jordanw Bunny Hop  
 
Review: i just moved to NC. I have not ridden in a while so having so having a great area for riding I dusted off my bike and took her out for a spin. This is a great trial to get loosened up and familiar with the trails again. I would have given it more stars but there didn't seem to be any rhythm or reason to bike traffic.

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Lake Crabtree County Park MTB Trail 3.66 out of 5 based on 49 ratings. 49 user reviews.
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