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Level: Intermediate
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 7 riders

Mountain Biking Tar River Trails

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#204 of 540 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#4,861 in the world

Trails are a good mix of singletrack with roots, rocks, berms, creek crossings, bridges and jumps. There is no map at the moment (Working on that) but I am here every day and always willing to give tours until riders are familiar with the trails. The best way to contact me to ride would be through PMs through anyone of the MTB websites, I'm "Bushwhacker" on all of them and all PMs go to my email.

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated May 1, 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
From the intersection of NC 56 and NC 96 go North on 96 1/2 mile to Philo White Road. Right on Philo White and go 2 miles and turn/bear right onto Grove Hill Road. Trail head and parking will be 1/2 mile on the right, just past the pine woods. House address is 2819 Grove Hill Rd.
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  • IntelligentDesigner

    Never actually found a trail head, just parked on the side of the road and headed down a dirt road until I found what looked vaguely like a trail section. The trail itself is badly in need of a rake and more riders to keep it compacted an in good condition. Looks like it's been abandoned for years. Hard to ride over 2-3 inches of leaf cover. Rode 2 or 3 miles before giving up. Found one really nice section of switchbacks, and only one jump that was way beyond my level. This would be great and well worth the trip from Raleigh with more maintenance and more riders.

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  • Bushwhacker

    The main trails here are open, the river trails are gone reducing the mileage to just under 10 miles. Feel free to drop me a pm here, TriangleMTB.com or Ridemonkey if you would like to ride.

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