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Chapel Hill High School Trails

Average Rating:    (3.77 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 53

Tight singletrack off fire roads- Single track is rocky and rooty in spots with various log crossings. There is also a newly added hidden trail requiring trials techniques to complete built obstacles including log rides, ramps, and jumps. If interested finding the secret trail, ask for the bearded one at Franklin Street Cycles in person.
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Latitude
35.9401599505511
Longitude
-79.07710075378418
Trail Directions
From I-40Exit 266 on 86 South turns into Airport Rd.Turn right on EstesJust Past Railroad tracks trail head on rightnotice gravel parking area.Respect the Hikers!!
Trail Length
miles (?) takes me 45 minutes to complete linked singletrack only
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Chapel Hill
   


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Review Date
August 9, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: sasquatch303 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I'm writing a review because the average rating is far too low. This has to be the best in-town ride in any state in the Southeast. You can spend all day on these trails covering lots of good and fairly technical riding while hardly retracing your tracks. No, it isn't Pisgah, but it's an incredible resource for local riders.

Recommended Route:
Get lost and figure your way out again.



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Review Date
July 26, 2005

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: ncmtnbiker ,  Downhiller

Summary:
very good
lots of free ride options
lots of roots and rocks
lots of dirt jumps

Recommended Route:
follow the railroad tracks from the prarking lot in to the woods and cross the tressel and keep going until you see a trail on your left thats the short cut

Other recommended trails in the same area:
the campus if you like urban freeride



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Review Date
May 17, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: DJtrialsurban ,  Downhiller

Summary:
There are 3-5 entrances to different parts of the trail. One is a service road in Fair Oaks neighborhood across the intersection. You can Come into the ladder bridges/ doubles from the railroad crossing about 1/2 miles from the sule school parking lot. You can enter in the sule school parking lot onto a doubletrack trail that eventually meet up with a service road. On the doubletrack to the left, there is a fun, narrow little singletrack piece. VERY easy to miss. If you cross the service road straight off the doubletrack, you will go to the
Glade jumps. If you take a left, you go downa couple hills (watch for little hidden trails which are tech and fun) and you will meet up w/ another fire road. Turn left and follow the trail until you see either a small clearing with a sewage thing, where you turn left and after a short climb, go right and follow the trail, and you'll be at some of the ladder bridges. If you would like other ones, when you are at the top of the hill where the ladder bridges start, go down the hill straight ahead of you. That will lead you down a hill to a stream. (If you look to your right, there is about a 200 ft. log w/ a small ladder going up to the log, Hard to miss!) and to your left there are log rides. After you cross the stream, you will see 4-5 ladder bridges. Keep going past them, down a rocky hill, you will be at the big doubles. The Glade has doubles geared more towards 24 and 26" wheels. They are about 2-3' high with 4-8 foot gaps. There are 4 of those and then a berm and a launch leading to a platform that you ride across and drop around 3' down the other side. There is also 1 big double with a launch about 5-6' high and a 20-25' gap. Quite intimidating and takes some 'nads to do it.

Recommended Route:
Read above

Other recommended trails in the same area:
UNC urban riding and unity church trails (also fun and technical with ladders and jumps) although watch as you cross the railroad tracks on the left for a trail. Take it and there is some fun ladders and 1 stepup.



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Review Date
April 20, 2005

Overall Rating
 0 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 0 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 0 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.57 of 5, 7.00 votes

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Reviewed by: thomgerm ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I am writing to those who have built the jumps and platform in the glade area. That was the prettiest most relaxing spot in the entire trail system. I don't know who owns the land but before it is developed, it belongs to those who use it...bikers, walkers and runners. It would be nice if nothing else were built in that area. There are already great jumps and other obstacles in other areas. It really detracts from the surroundings.
Thanks



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Review Date
January 13, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: flyingwalrus ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is by far the closest trail to me, and it is also the most varied. I've mostly ridden this trail from a freeride standpoint, but it has some awesome XC as well. This trail is really great, and offers something for everyone. I'm always amazed by the diversity of bikes that I see in the parking lot. THere is one little section that has two sets of doubles, one small and one medium. THe medium ones are pretty fun. However, hte fun part is the few acres of stunts. There is one known (to me at least) as the roller coaster bridge, which is about 50' long,and curves around across two logs and ends in either a 6" skinny onto a plywood transition, or a kicker that puts you about 3.5-4.5 ft in the air. Above there, there is a large bridge that climbs up to a weighted teeter, which drops down onto a big rock, and then you drop off a bridge (about 2') this takes you into the "world trail drop" which is about 7' taken small, and about 9' taken big. However, this is not a great drop, as the run-in is off-camber, and the tranny funnels you into some trees.

Right off of the same rock as the teeter is built onto, a new stunt was built (around New Years) that curves around to about a 6-7' drop to wooden tranny, which then curves up into a kicker, launching you pretty well depending on speed. I heard from the builders that they were planning some other stunts in this area.

Across a stream from there, (down the back-side of the hill) there is a large, approx. 10' drop that you can roll or drop. Next to it, there are two drops, one 4-5' and one 1.5-2.5'. There is a log bridge above those.

Down the hill from there is the dirt jump section, comprising of about a 12 pack of pretty steep jumps, a large step-down, a large wall-ride, and a set of tow doubles that are really big. There are various other stunts, like another log-ride across the RR tracks, but this is the main stunt section. Unfortunately, the rollercoaster bridge and weighted teeter are getting pretty old, and are beginning to fall apart. THis went on longer than expected, but these are great trails if you like to ride stunts, or if you just want spin through miles of great singletrack. I highly recommend them.

Recommended Route:
ANything as long as you find the stunts. If it is a nice day, there will always be somebody riding them.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
New Light, Tar River, Clayton, my own secret trail....I mean....I said nothing



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