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Air Station

Average Rating:    (3.67 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 18

Tight, winding, hilly, muddy, sandy and fast. A pit located within the trail has vertical drops, jumps and whoops. Log crossing throughout, and roots that will test your supension. FUN and challenging. Novices and Pro's will like it.
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Latitude
34.700571668681036
Longitude
-77.47801065444946
Trail Directions
Located off Hwy 17, South of Jacksonville. Trail boarders the Marine Corp Air Station. A military sign that reads "Range B-17" is the only location marker. Go to any bike shop in Jacksonville or ask a local for directions. It's worth it.
Trail Length
4.3 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Jacksonville
   


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Review Date
February 4, 2015

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: DirtyJerry ,  Racer

Summary:
NRT is an awesome trail that has been here for many moons. Fat tire underground maintains the trail for rideability and an alternate place for Military and DoD card holders to ride.

So say goodbye to it, however, because people who aren't allowed back there (non military, non DoD ID holders) keep going in and the game warden and base operations are tired of issuing tickets. It will be shut down for good and any trespassers (MTB riders, trail runners, hunters etc.) will be locked up.

GG.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Commons

Henderson Pond



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Review Date
March 11, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: AnnaBanana ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I figured it was about time to update the info on this trail: The trail currently is just shy of three miles, but has a jump park near the river. A very fast trail. Some locals have added bridges, a teeter-totter, a fun skinny to play on and signs to guide you through the trail. This trail has something for all riders.

My husband and I have been out raking and picking up the trail the last few months. The jump park/play area is still in need of some lovin from this past winter.

I should also add, this trail is located on the New River Air Station and I have heard of riders receiving tickets from the warden. I haven't had any trouble, but I'm also military. So ride at your own risk and if you would like more information regarding this issue contact the local bike shop in Jacksonville, NC.

Recommended Route:
Drive down the dirt road and park next to the old bleachers. Across from the bleachers is where the trail starts. Follow the signs and the trail will lead you back to your car. The trail is three miles in length.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Brig Trail on Camp Lejeune
Blue Clay in Wilmington
Piranha Pit in Cherry Point



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Review Date
April 17, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: waynesan76 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
You can find it all here... except hills. Wet, dry, sand, mud, rocks,roots and more. You really can't ask for more in this "coastal plains" terrain. Cheers to all others who have been maintaining this trail (down east?) and keeping it alive amidst the logging. This is one of less than a hand full of trails that are accessible around Camp LeJeune. A few more obstacles and this would be a much better trail. Beware in the humid summer months, the yellow flies will tear you up! They swarm like bees who just had their nest pelted with rocks, and they love to fly up into the vents on helmets and buzz around in there, biting at every chance they get. You really have to experience this horror first-hand to understand my sincere caution. Man, there are a lot of them. I hear DEET works well and will try it this summer, but if it doesn't, I'm outta there. It's just not worth it. The playground rules. You'll know it when you see it. (left from parking area)

Recommended Route:
There are no signs any more, so use directions from other reviews. When you drive onto the dirt road you will come to a 4 way intersection. Pass straight through, and park in the clearing. There are trailheads (not marked) on both sides of the road. There are limited arrow signs, so you sort of have to go your own way. There are trail sections on all four corners of the intersection, so explore around a little bit. You wont get lost here. Watch for snakes - there are some big ones.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Camp LeJeune Brig Trail
Haywood Landing (part of Croatan National Forest)
Anything else requires a road trip.



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Review Date
August 17, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Tag ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Ther has been alot of work done to this trail after the logging. It is in good shape now even after the last hurricane (rode it the day after Charley). Has a few storm falls to go around but picked up or bent back the small stuff. Ride it,ride it , ride it. The more we ride it the better it will be.

Recommended Route:
Main gate of Air Station, 1st rt to stop (@ back gate)lft and next rt, follow to bridge. Good entrance just on south side of bridge on your rt. once you hit logged out portion just follow tree line south and will continue around to second section. 2nd section untouched by loggers but has storm damage nothing to bad. third section starts same but cuts into trees on rt 15 yards into it. some storm damage there too. fourth section starts north of grandstand and has some storm damage. nothing you can't get by easy. Playground still rocks. wish the bridge was still there. Lots of cool jumps. would like to do more to this section. keep ridin' it.



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Review Date
May 12, 2004

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tag ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The Loop is done for. Logging has taken this trail, only the the southwest quarter remains untouched. The southeast and northeast sections are destroyed. The Playground is still intact but the lead in section has been heavily logged.



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