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Level: Beginner
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 29 riders
 

Mountain Biking Lake Mackintosh

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#239 of 531 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#9017 in the world

Short \"loop\"- Mostly singletrack, but maintained by a ATV so its wider than most. First half hugs the boundary of the lake then goes up a moderate (100 foot) hill to an old farm road to loop around and finish. Watch out for walkers!. The trail is only noteworthy since I do loops on it at lunch (From the (soon to be shutdown)Konica Plant!) - Trail is closed on Tuesdays (and all of Dec & Jan)

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
Between Greensboro & Burlington on I-40 take exit 138 south (Gibsonville exit) Go <1 mile south on hwy 61 and turn left into the park. The trail starts all the way at the back.
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Open (Apr 26, 2009)
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  • Hayden Cheek
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    Good little loop with moderate up and down single track. Lots of roots and stays pretty wet/sketchy for the most part. There is an option to add about a mile and a half and this will take you on a nice little lake side track ending in a pine canopy.

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  • ***

    Roots...roots...roots. Not a bad short trail but its all rooted, rocky, bouncy trail. Can't imagine riding on a hard tail. Some moderately quick spots but mostly just tree roots that jar your insides out.

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  • Jeff Barber
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    This park (and therefore the trails) is closed during the months of December and January each year. I talked to the caretaker and he said there is talk of extending the trails and of opening the park year round. I rode on the road instead. Lots of hills on NC 61 - a great workout (but a bit boring for MTB'ers)

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