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Level: Beginner
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +19/ -12 ft
Total: 34 riders

Mountain Biking The Commons

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#195 of 544 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#4,662 in the world

This trail has two intersecting loops which consist of a double track beginner loop (marked in green) approximately 1.5 miles and intermediate loops within (marked in blue) approximately 2 miles. Intermediate loops offer log jumps, roomy sections, tight single track, skinny ramps and a teeter.

First added by on Jan 1, 2014. Last updated May 6, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From HWY 24 take Western Blvd. Turn R onto N. Gate Rd. Park in the Commons Rec Facility parking lot. Trail entrance is at corner of N. Gate Rd. and Commons Loop Rd.
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  • ***

    Very rooty trail with a few obstacles. Trail crosses a road that leads to a strip mall, so watch out for cars.

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  • Mayesr18

    So the trails are far from smooth unless you take the green loop. Starting at the beginning you come up to some road construction. You will have to pick the bike up to go over the knee high chicken wire fence. Just walk to the other side and you will then be connected to the rest of the trail. Also there was some construction on the back side of the trails where the trail goes up to the power lines you will have to walk the bike up. I hade to move a downed tree out of the way on my last trip there about a week ago. I still have fun riding it.

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  • hdmcfamily

    Watch for construction area.

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  • Trekky

    The track has the potential to be a great beginer track. But as it stands, it seems to lack maintenance and is extremely rooty. With the proper support, it would see alot more than just foot traffic. I have not seen any other riders out there besides myself as it is a rock throw from my home.

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  • solidstunts

    Rode here on vacation. Easy and short. A few features spread throughout. For what they have to work with they did a good job. A lot of roots.

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  • aedinger

    Great trail for a beginner to get some experience riding but nothing challenging for the experienced rider.

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  • DirtyJerry

    This trail was a great idea and awesome for what the trail builders had to work with. It's great for both runners and riders, young and old. There has been talk of expansion to make the trail between 6 to 9 miles in length. If this happens, Commons will be my go-to multi lap trail, right now it's just a little far for me for a 3 mile loop.

    This trail has been here for less than a year and has already seen more organized events than our trails at Camp Lejeune. It has been a great trail to assemble everyone and build a bigger community of riders. The Cape Fear SORBA chapter of IMBA and Bicycle Gallery held a "Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day" here and my 4 year old daughter LOVED it.

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  • brandodinho

    Intermediate is giving this trail more than it deserves. Lot of switch backs and hardest piece of the trails are the roots ( which aren't bad ) has potential and a great beginner trail. Currently being made into a haunted Halloween trail. Very short , not being a negative Nancy here, was just expecting more. It's a good little spin of you live close.

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  • surfingmedic

    This is a very short trail. I have herd take that the city is going to let the track run behind the EOC, which will make the trail about 6 miles in length. I hope this is true. Because it's a fun warm up trail but not much else right now. Only 1 jump and a see/saw.

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  • claytonalbright

    A brand-new trail in Jacksonville that is still in the works but it's coming along nicely should be awesome in the next few months.

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