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Level: Intermediate
Length: 9 mi (14.5 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +30/ -31 ft
Total: 34 riders

Mountain Biking Laurel Loop

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#147 of 543 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#2,926 in the world

4.5 miles or 9 miles depending on the route you choose. Intermediate Fast singletrack with some climbing involved. Clockwise on even years, counter-clockwise on odd years. Laurel is the most challenging of all the trails in the park.

First added by gimmefuel on Oct 3, 2016. Last updated Apr 22, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Main parking lot across from Hawk Loop.
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  • Crisco

    Wasn't a great day for me but the trails were in great shape and a lot of fun. Definitely coming back when I feel better and can put forth better effort! Som pretty decent climbing but rewarded with plenty of decents too!

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  • Joel DH

    This is a great intermediate trail. It is very fun and flowy, with a high enough level of difficulty to require braking in some corners.

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  • gimmefuel

    Laurel is a very fun trail and also the "most difficult " of all the Itusi System trails. Wildlife, Fox, and Fallstown are all accessible from Laurel Loop. Laurel is set up to where you can do the 4.5 mile run or the whole 9 mile loop. If you are just beginning mountain biking, the whole 9 miles of Laurel will wear you OUT, due to the level of climbing on the trail. It is great feeling of accomplishment however when you "conquer" it and there are some great sitings of deer and beautiful views of Lake Norman. Ride and have fun! (Bring your leg muscles.)

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