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Cane Creek Park

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 16

Good trails for all skill levels. Some technical,with some good fast sections. Watch for horses and hikers as it is multi-use. I usully ride a 10 mile loop, but there are at least 20 miles of trails with some decent creek crossings. Small fee ($3) for well groomed trails and a trail map is available for free. One tip to remember, when hitting that slippery climb, look for the dried horse turds. They give a good traction boost.
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Latitude
35.826542
Longitude
-78.646372
Trail Directions
Off of Hwy 200 approximately 4 miles above NC/SC state line. Follow signs.
Trail Length
20 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Waxhaw
   


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Review Date
August 25, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: TheWheelman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The riders who "dissed" these trails must have either had a really bad day, or a serious need for pain, these trails are Just Plain Fun!

Admittitedly, they are not very technical, I'm about a "3" on the tech scale, depending on how the planets are aligned ;-3) and I did nearly all of the 11+ miles in the middle ring. There's just enough hazardwise to keep you on your toes (and make it interesting), without having to worry about any serious "biff factor" to slow you down. If you need it to be more "techie", ride faster! Most of what you'll encounter are managable roots and mud, with some nice rock gardens on the southern half of the park.

These trails are an excellent choice if you are introducing newbies to singletrack, or even not-so-newbies to Carolina singletrack. Take them on the upper red loop (day use section), if they want more, hit the purple trail, which is laughably simple until you cross the dam, then it extolls it's price. There is some good tech 2.5-3 riding, and a few spots are 3+ if you don't hit them right, or don't know they're coming, like that surprise stream crossing with the steep, rocky climbs...

The lower red and green loops (camping section) are a sightseers delight, extrodinarily beautiful. Use the blue trail to join them, and just have FUN!

Recommended Route:
I took the upper red loop (doubletrack) CCW to warm up, then the purple trail (starts as double, becomes singletrack) into the lower red loop CCW, then back along the purple trail to blue trail to green loop CW, back along blue and purple to start. 11+ miles of fun this way. BTW, just after the dam on purple, there are a couple of trails that scream down then back up the holler, these can be used as a short cut, ur a thrilling diversion, your choice. ALL trails are clearly blazed, with many parts (especially stream crossings) giving you a choice between easy and hard paths. Nice, especially if you prefer bridges to mud.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Don't know of any yet, but would like to try Catawba when it reopens in 2006.



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Review Date
October 20, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: sam , from calabash, nc

Summary:
These trails were fun to ride. Not too hard so its good for all levels of riding. Nice and hardpacked. You can camp right off the trail which is cool but presents some problems of its own. This trail would get a much higher rating if it wasn't for the park staff. WARNING! Do not stay at county parks(like this one )! Stay at state or national parks. We camped for one weekend in June and were one of the few sites taken. We were harassed by staff the whole time and actually left a day early. We are not punks but mature adults who work for state and local governments. This was a highly stressful situation. COUNTY RANGERS MAKE THEIR OWN RULES! Do yourself a favor-don't camp here! Stay and ride at state or national parks where rangers are friendly and helpful.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
anything but here. try Uwharrie, its fun and pretty close.



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Review Date
July 4, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Kranker , from Marietta

Summary:
I rode 14.5 miles and found maybe a mile of singletrack. This trail is wide enough to drive an ambulance down it if you needed to. I was upset but I guess you live and learn. It wasn't a total wash, I still got in some miles.

Recommended Route:
Turn around and head to Catawba



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Review Date
June 19, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Haro , from Charlotte, NC

Summary:
I'll start by saying this is my wife's favorite trail. Her Trek hardtail eats it up. AND - if the wife likes the trail - it ultimately means she won't object to YOU buying more $tuff for your bike! Excellent trail for novice riders to develope speed and strength with that mtn bike feel of rocks, roots and dirt. Races are held here due to WIDE trails and fast runs. There are a few shallow creek crossings and a couple more technical trails on the other side of the levee. Watch for horses and hikers. Overall, I've never wrecked here - so that lowers the score a few tires. This place doesn't offer much for expert riders other than speed. Scenery is beautiful. The park is very nice for a family day picnic. (bring a boat and fish) The ranger store sells food and drinks, there's a hose to wash the bikes and showers to wash you. If you have kids, bring the BMX bikes, they will love it and Mom won't fear broken arms. For families, kids and novice riders I give the park a five. For experts looking for a place to push your fear, I give it a three. The middle ground is a four

Recommended Route:
through Waxhal, Hwy 200 Follow signs. I enter the trail near the ranger shack and loop around. ($3 for a 'bike tag')

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Renaissance, Cataba River



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Review Date
March 28, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bryan , from monroe

Summary:
i am only 16 yrs old but the trails offer great sections for the more expierenced rider. TIP: dont take oyur friend witht the BMX bike he'll probably pop a tire in the blue trails creek crossing. the fast sections a superb for the beginner. they are easy to handle and only a few hills are tough.

Recommended Route:
purple to green to blue



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