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Level: Beginner
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +95/94 ft
Total: 59 riders
 

Mountain Biking UNCW Campus Trails

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#329 of 534 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#11725 in the world

Other than sandy single track, there are log crossings, fire trails with lots of switchbacks and some good rooty conditions to keep you on your toes. Worth riding if you are on the coast. You can get about 10 miles in with very little repeated trail. Most of it can be ridden fast. There isn't any hassle with riding this trail at any time.

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated Apr 30, 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
"Take I-40 East and run it until it ends.(2750 miles from Barstow, CA!) It will eventually turn in to Hwy 17 South in Wilmington, NC. Look for signs for Hwy 132 South or UNCW campus signs. This will be a left turn at a stoplight on 17 South. After you take this exit, you will be on 132 South. Make a left on Randall Pkwy off of 132 South (2 stoplights). This will put you on campus. Keep going until you go through one stoplight and see the water tower on the right. Go through the stoplight and make a right into the parking lot for Friday Hall. The trail head will be in the far right hand corner.
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  • JRMaynes
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    A flat, sandy, looping maze. Nice for a sunny, leisurely family outing ride.

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  • OB1475
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    I don't have much mountain bike experience but I had fun exploring the few trails available. My advice would be to stick to the singletracks and avoid the wide, leaf covered, sandy trail.

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  • svenness
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    Alright, but nothing special. I enjoyed the gravel and sand loop, but otherwise its just flat and non-technical paths that loop at random through pine trees.

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  • spc7669
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    Pretty flat and no signage. Unless you are close, not worth the trip.

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  • Angel K
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    90% flat, with a very small section of dragon-backs along the edge of the forest. Highly recommended for beginners and children. Area is very dog friendly and you'll run into walkers w/ their dogs off leash. There's no real map of the system and you can get lost. My first few rides here, I just rode onto campus and followed the road back to my car.

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  • Drummerinh20
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    Unsure why this trail has such a low rating. I think it's a great beginner trail. A variety of wide and narrow paths, mostly flat, well wooded area. Just a couple small jumps, but great fun for the beginner mountain biker. A few people walking/running in the area, so watch out. However, I only saw one other biker when I was out there on a Tuesday afternoon.

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  • **

    Most of this trail has been covered by new development and building on campus it's not worth the ride.

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  • beej1543

    I tried to go there yesterday, but couldn't find a parking lot that didn't require tags. What am I missing?

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  • vbeckman74
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    There are some okay trails here. Much of the system has been built on or changed by the University. Do Blue Clay instead.

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