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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +305/304 ft
Total: 76 riders

Mountain Biking Signal Hill

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#115 of 537 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#2,073 in the world

A lot of quick and moderately hilly single track. What the trail lacks in technical aspects is more than made up for in sheer fun.

First added by alvin.santoy on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: yes
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
"Heading North on I-77 out of Charlotte take exit 50 and turn East. Go .03 miles and turn left on Signal Hill Road. The trail head will be about .05 miles on the right and is marked by a Statesville Park and Recreation sign.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Statesville, North Carolina

Intermediate | 3 mi

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  • Emuniz8913

    The trail itself is in good condition. Lots of leaves and some small branches. Its not the end of the world. If you enjoy riding then lets volunteer. I plan on it after my first ride. Very enjoyable. Lots of turns and some technical areas that you can bypass but it helps you learn. Nothing too scary. I suggest wearing pads. I had lots of fun on this trail. Just needs a little bit of more volunteers to help up keep. Im not even from the local area and I want to volunteer to help this trail because its a whole lot better than what I have where I live, an hour away.

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  • Daniel Lee Dault Jr.

    went to scout the trail today many sections of the trail are overgrown and the pump track is a complete loss right now as it is totally overgrown such a tragic loss the pumptrack was huge and fun and so was the trail how could they let a trail get this bad is beyond me

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  • kruck88

    Love riding here but it has gotten way over grown. Rode it last Wednesday 5-17-2017 and am now covered in Poison Oak rash.

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  • mwh29

    Pretty tight trail with some decent elevation changes, a bit overgrown in some areas, seems like trail maintenance isn't the best. Some spots feel a bit like riding through a garbage dump. Other than being pretty muddy at the time, it's probably a fun trail.

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  • Daniel Lee Dault Jr.

    had fun yesterday on it lots of leaves on the trail made for less traction which added to the thrill of the trail and an additional challange my big complaint though is it seems that parts of the air bridges it had last time have been taken out now which if so is disappointing i like the board walk air bridges also some of the limbs were hanging SUPER low and hit my riding buddy in the eye

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  • G-unit

    Pretty tight in some spots and some over grown trails. But its still a fun trail!!

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  • gimmefuel

    This time of year the mosquitos are swarming and some of them are freakin huge. Just sayin. ???? Be aware.

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  • Joel DH

    I have ridden this trail for years, and I have fun every time. Tech features have been added, such as some low-level skinnies. One skinny made of barrels is about 6-inches wide and 3-ft off the ground is super fun. The trail is often muddy though, and takes a whole sunny-day to dry off.

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  • gimmefuel

    I have ridden Signal Hill now twice and I love this trail. I was able to tackle it the second time much quicker than the first. SH has a little bit of everything. The hills aren't too bad but they do reward you with some nice downhill and a few fast corners. Some parts are kinda tight and technical and you have to be careful when squeezing your way thru trees. There is a "hidden" pump track and a damn nice jump near the end of the Circuit City trail. SH is just a nice enjoyable trail that will definitely get your heart rate up.

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  • Daniel Lee Dault Jr.

    Great trail it is a little over ridden and you can see where old parts of the trail used to be but the biggest problem and scare i had is there is glass scattered throughout the track but theres also a pump track hidden half way through the trail

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  • hinero

    Very well maintained and well marked. I would really like this trail if not for the whole land-fill thing. Maybe it is just me but I was freaked out about wiping out and getting tetanus or hepatitis from some old buried refuse. It was a fun ride though and I plan to "man up" and ride again despite my fears.

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  • machinerepair

    I had a great time. You can see the remnants of the landfill. Fair amount of glass in some areas, but a much better trail than expected. Well marked for the most part, I got out. Did not see the overgrown that some reviewers claimed. Maintenance looked fairly fresh, and it appears that much work went into drainage. There has been a couple of decent rains in past 3 days and there were only a couple of spots where tire was leaving imprint.

    Thanks to all who maintain the trail. Good work!

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  • man.cave

    Rode the trail for the second time today and they have made some improvements. It was dry and flowed well. I would suggest to stay off it if wet due to some new construction and repair. Other than that have fun!!

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  • ****

    First time riding this trail and it was a lot of fun! It rained a descent amount yesterday, so there was some mud, but nothing too bad. My only suggestion would be for them to connect the trail to the greenway, but other than that, very fun! I'll be back for sure!

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  • linsterj   ✓ supporter

    The crew has dramatically improved the drainage of this otherwise fun trail.
    The new features are sturdy and fun although I've not gotten the guts to do them all as yet.
    The flow is great for a compact area with a great variety of terrain packed into the design.
    If you haven't been there in a while definitely check it out.
    Also disc golf back nine surrounds the trail with dangerous interaction unlikely.* Review edited 3/25/2012

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  • Jim_Sencio

    Fun trail, not to long or overly challenging, but still enjoyable if youre in the area. A few fun stunts and obstacles to keep you interested. Seems to stay pretty wet in parts even after a few days without rain which makes it a little more interesting as well. Worth checking out if its not too long of a drive.

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  • radams89

    It's in decent condition, but not an overall exciting trail.

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  • orbvert

    Good trail. Easy to get to, hard to see. Look for the sign after parking lots. Technical features have shown up and are fun to ride. Tight turns and tight trees make it interesting. Great cardio workout. Done in an hour or so.

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  • Go_Browns

    I found this trail two years ago when I started MTBing and I must admit it was not ridable then. A group of locals have brought this trail back to life and I am stoked! It is the closest trail to me and now I’m riding there several times each week. For me, this trail has improved my technical skills, climbing ability, and over all riding. I’m confused on a couple posts down as the trail is easy to navigate especially with the increased traffic recently. Some TTFs have popped up out there and I understand more are coming soon. If you’ve never been there I strongly recommend it. Park in the gravel lot and enter the woods to the left of the kiosk. Enjoy….. there are plenty of rocks, roots, short climbs and tight areas to keep you on your toes.

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