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Lake Cammack Trail

Average Rating:    (2.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

This is very tight single track with several log crossings and tight turns. It is a new trail and needs to be ridden in. Tight turns and plenty of climbing. This trail will test your overall bike handling skills. It also has a small freeride area.
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Latitude
36.17571260762722
Longitude
-79.38634872436523
Trail Directions
Hwy 62 N. out of Burlington to Intersection at Shell 5 Points Grocery. At Light take a left on Altamahaw Union ridge road and follow for about 5 miles to Lake Cammack Resevoir. Take a left into access road and follow to parking lot. Check in with park personel and follow double track to trail head.
Trail Length
4.5 Miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Burlington
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 17, 2010

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Trailblazerz ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode this trail yesterday. The trail appears to be rarely ridden. It has a lot of fallen trees and logs and is difficult to follow in places. The basic trail structure is great except that it is very ungroomed. With more riders and some work, this could be an excellent intermediate skill level trail for the area, with twists, drops, bridges and nice scenery around the lake.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Guilford Macintosh Marina, Gibsonville.
Northeast Park, Guilford



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Review Date
October 14, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: norseman76 ,  Cross Country Rider

Recommended Route:
The directions posted above and the point of interest marked on the Google map are two different places. I believe the longitude and latitude points are wrong. The optimal directions to the trails are;

From I-40/85 take exit 143 onto 62 north. Travel north on 62 for approximately 6.5 miles and then take a left onto Union Ridge Road. Travel north on Union Ridge Road for approximately 4 miles and the paved and gated entrance will be on the left hand side.

Please note that Altamahaw Union Ridge Road (runs east-west) and Union Ridge Road (runs north-south) are two different roads.



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Review Date
July 15, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: 2crank ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is a decently kept trail, beautiful scenery, but just a so-so trail. The "logstacles" are very few and far between, the roots are worse than any logs you cross. There is little flow and few chances to get up any speed. It is tight in some spots, the hills are really not that big, and the trail is not smooth. I don't mean it is rooty, I mean not smooth as in the whoop-de-doos (if you can call them that) are like hitting a wall, many hills have huge roots, hairpin turns with no kind of banking or berms to help turn with any speed. IMO, it is not a horrible trail, but not worth a long drive. If you live or work close (10-15 minutes) it may be good for after work, but not worth any further a drive.

Recommended Route:
I started behind the office and ended up coming out at the bottom of the parking lot. It seems with the few bridges and "tricks" that are built, it may be more difficult going the other way, but whatever trips your trigger.



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Review Date
March 31, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: greyhound ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
As stated, this is a fairly new trail to the area, and will get better the more it is ridden in and packed down. It's a tight and twisty trail that folds back and forth on itself as it meanders up and down the sides of the lake bank. The soil is a loamy sand-type and drains very well after a rainstorm. The intention of this trail is not to be the gnarliest example of singletrack in the area, but rather to provide a challenge to the rider to maintain control on a technical trail while being forced to work at an advanced aerobic level----in other words: lots of hills, logs and roots.

Bear with us a little bit, as this trail has yet to see it's final course. Awkward routing of the trail has been defined lately by mother nature, and how many trees she sees fit to dump upon it. We've gotten that cleared up, and there's now 6 miles up and running for your enjoyment. This is a good training course for XC riders looking to get into race shape, or mid-level riders looking to step up their skills. The course is well marked with neon yellow and orange ribbon, directional arrows and signs. Check in with the attendant at the gate and the trailhead is behind the gate house. It starts with a doubletrack ride around the contour of the lake for about a mile where it then ascends into the woods and turns into singletrack. The trail itself is littered with small rocks and lots of roots and logs. The views of the lake are very nice and the breeze helps cool you off, but enjoy it while you can, as there is a lot of no-breeze zones back into the thick stuff. The first third of the trail is deep in the pines with lots of tight turns and short climbs. This part is my favorite, as you really get a feeling of seclusion back there. From there, you move into some longer, steeper climbs among the oaks, maples and cedars out near the lake. This part starts to get into your granny gears, and really gets your heart working. You move from there into a ravine area that you grind up and down in until you come to the main entrance road. From there, you cross the road to access the remaining two miles. The trail ends at the bottom of the parking lot where you started from. The trail isn't necessarily directional-specific, but the reccommended route is the one I just described.

Recommended Route:
Here's an easy route from I85/40. Take the Trollingwood exit and go north on Trollingwood 1.6 mi. to Hwy 70. Cross 70 and go 1/2 mi. on Wilkins to Hwy 49. Take 49 North 4 mi. to Macray Rd. Hang a left and take Macray 2.9 mi. to Hwy 62. Cross 62 and go 1.6 mi. to Altamahaw/Union Ridge Rd. Take a right, and Lake Cammack will be on your left about a half mile.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
This trail is similar to Owl's Roost in Greensboro, and New Light in Raleigh.



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Review Date
September 3, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: jimcrjfo ,  Cross Country Rider , from NC

Summary:
Ridden this trail twice in August. Nice work has been done to fully utilize a somewhat tight area. There are two sides to this trail, with approx. 3 miles of single track on each side. When you arrive at the lake, they ask that you sign in at the office. If you take off down the hill on the double track behind the office, the signage is excellent and will lead you to the "technical trail", getting there is about a 1/2 mile spin. The first half is very tight with lots of intense little climbs and a few "logstacles" and knarly roots to navigate. The trails are very well marked right now as the trail is new and there is engineer tape marking each side of the trail. This is very helpful is some sections as the trail is so new that without them, you may end up blazing a new trail. When the first half dumps you on a gravel road, that's it as far as I can tell. Transitioning to the other half isn't easy to describe. The second time I rode these trails I rode the second half first and felt my way through the picnic and camping areas and found the backside of the first half. So, you can turn right and wind up the hill on the double track and the other half will be on your left. Or you can turn left and ride a 1/4 mile back to the road you drove in on and make a right. About a 100 yards short of the office, look to your right for the tell tale engineer tape and you've found the other half.

I had a great time on these trails. I thank those that took the time and effort to build them. I have but one complaint and subsequent recommendation. If you have a ridding partner, let them ride lead! This is due to the large quantity of spiders that spin webs across the trail. I had to stop a few times to remove large annoying build ups of cob webs from my helmet and glasses and a few times to remove a hitch hiker from my face!

Recommended Route:
From the parking lot, turn right and go up the road 100 yards, look left for engineer tape. When that trail ends, turn left, ride to the lake and turn right on the double track that follows the lake shore and follow signs to the "technical trail".

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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