Piranha Pit

3.42 out of 5
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↑ 500 ft
↓ 400 ft
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Trail Description
About this trail
Lots of tight singletrack with plenty of short drops and climbs on hard packed rooty terrain , not too bad for Down East. The technical rooty outer loop will test the skill of any rider while the short 1.5 mile inner loop is great for beginners and families to warm up on. See our web site for more details.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (38 total check-ins)
  hdmcfamily   on Sep 28, 2019
  MTBCrash29   on May 28, 2016
  MTBCrash29   on Feb 24, 2016
  cgiesey   on Feb 20, 2016
  cgiesey   on Jan 28, 2016
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Reviews (12)


September 29, 2019
hdmcfamily Gramcounter  
Review: Trail was in good shape but it only took me 3 miles. I could have went the wrong way but it was a blast.

Granny Gear

October 28, 2015
cgiesey Granny Gear  
Review: Very fun trail, the roots make it a little more challenging. Main trail is well marked, new signage is in process for additional loops.

Bunny Hop

July 15, 2015
Review: Just got finished the trail. Lots of sharp turns, some narrow parts, roots everywhere, jumps, bridges, and some Amazing views of the Neuse River. The trail is maintained and it is one of the best I have rode around here lately. If you can get on Cherry Point I highly recommend giving it a shot.

Granny Gear

October 12, 2012
ranisolo Granny Gear  
Review: No access for you and me....


July 7, 2012
MTBCrash29 Doubletrack  
Review: Well worth the pass and id procedures to get onto military post. Easy to find if you follow the directions. Some nice downhills and a few jumps. LOTS OF ROOTS! This makes the trail a bit challenging. Climbing over 2-3 inch roots and at some points large gaps between roots makes this a challenge. The downhills are full of the same so there is alot of bouncing. A definite full suspension trail, if you ride hard tail, I feel for you. Some trees down due to the storms. There are no maps or markings throughout the trail, so make sure you are able to find your way around, but there are two major boundeies, a road and a river. Looks like some of the trail is marked for runners. Make sure you check out both sides of the dirt road so you wont miss out on the side that is divided.

Similar Trail: Island Creek


February 19, 2012
maburner Gramcounter  
Review: Had a lot of fun. In from MD visiting my son who got stationed here...I am a little jealous. Trail has been cleaned up, no more hike-a-bike, and well marked...guess there is a race here next week. Nothing too technical, but you have to keep you eye on the trail at all times. Did three laps,fastest was a little over a half hour.

Granny Gear

September 22, 2011
Review: Good trail, but currently in disrepair. Had to get off our bikes to climb over fallen trees repeatedly. A chainsaw crew should be sent out to clear out some of the debris from the recent hurricane.

Bunny Hop

November 10, 2010
mudly68 Bunny Hop  
Review: Road this trail with a Marine friend and a couple of his buddies back in September. I found it to be short, sweet, and a lot of fun. Definitely has some technical stuff, but nothing crazy scary. Got good flow, pretty fast ride. Could easily have done it twice.

Bunny Hop

April 5, 2010
CSMITH1 Bunny Hop  
Review: Ridden about two years ago now, not sure about the current status of the trail. I was a epic ride with tons of changes and bridges, would ride again. When I went we had to check in at front office to get ID and get a pass, took about 30mins or so, but it was worth it.

Granny Gear

June 11, 2009
Review: Unless you know someone that works on Cherry Point you will not be able to get onto base to ride. If you are able to get on you will find it a fun, moderately challenging ride. There are several descents/ascents that are challenging but otherwise it is a rather easy course to ride. Good course based on the fact it is only 20 miles from the beach.

* Review edited 6/11/2009

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