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UNCW Campus

Average Rating:    (2.44 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 16

Twisty, tight, often sandy in spots, after a rain can be very muddy. Best riding at the beach. Lots-o-logs!! Ride over, not around. Fast whoops with potential for sweet air. We used to be locals and kept these trails in shape. Pay homage and do your part. This means maintainence. Don't let the Universitty take away the only real trails in the area. Long live the UNCW Bike Club!
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Latitude
34.22464836938266
Longitude
-77.8652572631836
Trail Directions
Travel to the UNCW campus. Follow the signs to the dinning Hall (Wagner). Park in the lot there and tear it up.
Trail Length
Up to 8 mile loop
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Wilmington
   


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Review Date
June 16, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Eric , from Wilmington, NC

Summary:
Maybe I missed it, but what I found behind UNC-W is the worst excuse for a trail I've ever seen in my life. It's flat, hard to follow, sand everywhere, and straight runs with few obstacles. I moved to Wilmington about a year ago and havent seen or heard of a good trail in the area. I decided to take up surfing. If there are any decent trails within 25 miles of Wilmington, let me know.

Recommended Route:
None.



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Review Date
December 17, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: mike , from wilmington nc

Summary:
It's fun if done fast, but it is flat, open, and manicured which doesn't offer continued excitment for some.

Recommended Route:
You can start anywhere and take up the trail, but you'll have to be familier with it to maintain enough speed for fun.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
For those whining about "no good trails around wilmington" : There are actually some damn good trails around here. For those with the initiative to scout around, there are wooded areas with miles of trails and great hills to work up and fly down with beautiful bermed curves at the bottom, and it is not soft sand. I know because I ride them weekly ( this is not a joke ).



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Review Date
January 25, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Chad , from Wilmington, NC

Summary:
This is a great area to ride if your at the beach. The entire trail system is in an enclosed area so you can't get lost, well not too bad. There is upwards of 10 miles of ridable trails if you are not navigationally challenged. Keep your lids peeled for the trail heads(singletrack) off the main "fire roads". I notice a lot of people complain because of the sand and pine straw being a slippery mix. You're right it is, but do you complain that mud gets your bike dirty? This is mountain biking, the idea is to ride what is challenging. Go a little faster into the turns, let it slide(not skid), stay off the brakes and see if this trail doesn't teach you something about bike handling. You ride for fun, don't you? If not think of it this way. Being flat and fast it is more of a continuous effort as opposed to an interval workout, like most MTB riding. If its too easy you are going too slow! For directions, info, or even a possible guide, since there are essentially no reliable markings, call myself or Jason at Chain Reaction Cycling Center at 910-397-0096. We also do night rides pretty much every Thursday from the shop at a little after 7pm, call ahead to be sure. The guys at Two Wheeler Dealer ride from their shop at 6pm, so come on out and roll with us!

Recommended Route:
Any of the trails are fun, if you stay off the deep, wide, sandy sections and on the singletrack you'll have a bit more fun!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Blue Clay Road, Dow Road



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Review Date
December 29, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Brad , from Maryland

Summary:
Being from MD, I'm not used to 0 elevation change and no dirt whatsoever, but I guess with it being the only trail system in the area it would have to do. I would hardly call it MT. Biking. It is nothing more than following pine needle paths which wind in every direction. I felt as though I was in a slippery maze. And for the SAND traps, nuff said. If I wanted to get all sandy I would head to the beach.
The only high point of the ride, wait a sec, there were no high points. If you must ride these trails, I would suggest bringing a group. That would at least make for a fun time, cuz it is agony alone.

Recommended Route:
Well, it seems that there is only one marked route, BLUE. But these trails are soo confusing to follow, you'll just end up riding all over the place. And the spuratic placement of markers will have you pullin out your hair by the end of the ride.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
What other trails. If you must ride in NC head to Charlotte. Otherwise MD, Northern VA rocks!



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Review Date
December 9, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mtnbykr , from wilmywood

Summary:
not bad for around here. it beats riding downtown and looking for a decent set of steps to ride on. i think with some work we could get some north shore type stunts out there to make up for our lack of mountains. but i don't know how legal that would be....but all in all it's great for all skill levels and for refreshers.

Recommended Route:
i just parked in the kmart lot to avoid campus security. besides there was great eye-candy on the ride to the trails...



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