Level: Beginner
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +98/131 ft
Total: 15 riders
 

Mountain Biking Pine Cliffs

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#330 of 534 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#11,708 in the world

Meander through coastal pine forest. Little elevation change. Sandy along the river.

First added by JeremiahDay on Jan 21, 2013. Last updated May 10, 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
Trail parking for this loop is either in the Pine Cliff park or along the Cherry Branch Ferry Rd, about half way down on the right.
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  • vradelis   ✓ supporter
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    I have ridden this trail three times now. I think it is the best trail in the area. It is very well maintained as of Jan 2018. There are many elevation changes and great scenery. There are a bunch of little bridges over marshy areas and they are kind of cool. There is also a series of gravel roads within the park that can be used to change up the routine. There are some logs across the trail which are all small enough to hop over on your bike. If you ride one loop it is about 12 miles. If you use the roads in the middle you can make any distance you want. Just after getting on the trail there is an area of beach that must be walked. There is actually a way around that if you take the closed road and bypass this. I recommend walking it (the beach part) the first time just so you know your way around. Then get on Google Earth and a map app like strava and explore how to move around the park. I came here years ago and left due to the beach part. I am so glad I came back. Still exploring this park and having a ball.

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  • Tony Brousseau
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    This trail was horribly overgrown. Also someone was target practicing and I was hit with some tree pieces and had to yell at the guy to stop shooting. There are roots and logs across the trail in places. Someone needs to take care the trail. I would not recommend this trail. Some sections of the trail had grass that came up as high as my knees. Makes it hard to see snakes. It was a good work out.

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  • Tony Brousseau
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    This trail was horribly overgrown. Also someone was target practicing and I was hit with some tree pieces and had to yell at the guy to stop shooting. There are roots and logs across the trail in places. Someone needs to take care the trail. I would not recommend this trail. Some sections of the trail had grass that came up as high as my knees. Makes it hard to see snakes. It was a good work out.

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  • sammie_jo
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    this trail is overgrown, there are entire trees down in the path, and it's unpassable.

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  • caleb1981
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    Had a nice time riding this trail,I believe it is part of the mountains to sea trail.From the pine cliff parking area the trail starts out nice with decent conditions ,roots..you bet ya..somewhere around the .5 mile range i began to question how much fun this trail was gonna be when I encountered sand so deep that peddling was not an option.I had to walk my bike a bit down on the beach section,don't fret tho ,its worth it....once you get back to the solid ground away from the beach ,hang to the right and don't take the horse trail that veer's to the left.Anyhow after the sand walk the trail was alot of fun with decent flow and great scenery.A nice trail to crank up the ipod and go.....Other stops along the trail were at the wooden bridge sections where there was a hefty gap from the ground to the surface of the walkway where lifting the bike was required ,although a few of the bridges I rebounded the forks off of a root with a bit of speed and sort of bunny hopped my way up and over.The exit part of the bridges were as equally challenging transition ,All of which I enjoyed keeping the front end up and dropping off,usually to find a hill climb right after so keep you speed up ,all in all I found the trail marked really well with decent terrain .I get the feeling not alot of people mt bike this trail which is a shame because its a great trail with enjoyment factors a novice or advanced rider will enjoy..If your in the area check it out,

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