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Hefner Trail

Average Rating:    (3.97 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 38

This is a really clean trail with something for everyone. You start by traveling down the fire road to the right for about .25 mile then the trail makes a hard right into the woods and turns into single Trac. This trail has a couple of nice stream crossings, Log Tee Pee's and short log ladders. It has some parts that has some nice rolling hills where you can really buid up some speed and some short steep hills that get your heart pumping. Some of the hollow crossings can be tricky when the roots get wet.The trail is marked with green arrows and green enginer tape, The trail follows fire roads a couple of times but only for very short distances. I think it's the best trail within the city of Fayetteville. There is group rides held at Hefner every Tuesday and Thursday during the summer starting at 6:00 pm.
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Latitude
35.0628820068142
Longitude
-79.0437126159668
Trail Directions
Get on Cliffdale road and go west towards HWY 401 once you cross Riely road go about 1.5 miles and you will turn right at the first red light, this will be Prestige street. Go to the first stop sign and turn right this is Calamar street. Follow it about .5 mile and turn right leading into the school parking and park there. Get on your bike and ride back down the way you just came in and turn right on the fire road by the School sign. Follow the fire road to the first intersection and you will see the start sign here. You start here by turning right. This is also the finish point.
Trail Length
miles 5.80
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Fayetteville
   


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Review Date
September 25, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: alaska848 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Not the most technical trail in the world but fun when ridden fast. There are some sandy parts and lots of roots but these provide essentially the only "technical" sections. There is also a back loop that can be found by riding through a small swamp. Unfortunately this is all we have in Fayetteville but it definitely better than nothing. Recommend riding it in a torrential down pour, AKA river biking. It's a blast!

Recommended Route:
Park in Bill Hefner Elementary school parking lot, ride around the back, just past the play ground. You'll see a cable gate going into the woods; the entrance is just to the right of this. Have fun!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There is nothing - trails or otherwise - I recommend in Fayetteville.



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Review Date
August 25, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: nsunc ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
We started at the elementary school and rode through the open field to the trail head which is at the very end of the field on the right hand side. We started at the trail head and noticed a tremendous amount of erosion from water and riders that have ridden in the area. We weren't sure whether it was just parts of the course that suffered from erosion or if it was the entire course. After four miles we all decided that the course had suffered from sever erosion. We also wanted to comment on the rating of this trail and the loose sand on this trail. Every time we attempted to build some real speed up on this course we found ourselves whipping out or having close calls. The sand reminded me of the beach; it was so loose that you almost had to push your bike to get through it. After an hour or so my two ridding partners were so disappointed that they just wanted to pack the bikes up and head home! We made a five hour trip to ride this park and for what? These trail ratings should be more like a one instead of a four! Also the river crossings that were mentioned in the heading were more like quick sand not a real crossing. I wanted recommend this trail to anyone unless I hated them.

Recommended Route:
Don't waist your time ridding this place!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I wouldn't ride a single trail in the area! This trail had the best review in the area.



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Review Date
May 19, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Aixtreme89 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is trail is better than smith lake. I believe those are the only two in Fayetteville, I heard chicken road trail area has been bulldozed not sure though. For the people that worry about having there bikes taken from Military Police I talk with a fellow MTBer and he said the MP that was angry about the MTBers died. The MP's are actually the ones who up keep the trail he says.

The trail is very confusing, ATV and fire breaks intersect the trail and in some points you ride along them to continue with the trail. I have ridden this trail about 5 times and am still trying to figure out the correct route. When I figure out the best route I will post some signs or ribben on some trees to help if no one minds, I'll give it my best shot. There are some nice steep hills that are pretty tricky. Lots of bridge crossings and a cool pallet bridge/dock crossing (the pallets move as you cross them in the water. Anyone living in Fayetteville should check this trail out.

Recommended Route:
Counter clockwise

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Smith Lake, San-Lee, Governor's Creek



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Review Date
December 12, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Johnny Mulford ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I've been gone for a while but someone has really kept this trail up. Me and some friends recently raked and cleaned this entire 6 1/2 mile trail. Trail is fast and in great shape. One of the best trails in the area.

Recommended Route:
Counterclockwise

Other recommended trails in the same area:
San lee



Comments
JJGNC (01/01/2007)
I believe this trail goes partly into Ft. Bragg. Be careful not to get caught by the MP's, they will take your bike.
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Review Date
November 19, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: muddywings ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode Hefner a few times now and its a great little gem in Fayetteville. The trails are in good shape and connect pretty well. There is a nice bridge creek crossing with a 'reflection bench' locked to a tree. If this place was really being monitored by some type of authority then this would of been gone long time ago so saying this is 'illegal' is a stretch.
If you venture from the single track to the jeep track section there is a small little hucking area with a nice little drop with a soft although short landing.

Recommended Route:
Although they are a bunch of intersecting trails with the jeep trails, the route that I have is of a counter-clockwise pattern.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Smith Lake but not as good
Sanford trails but they are all loops



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