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      The trails at Briar Chapel loop around the neighborhood, not far across the Chatham / Orange County line on 15-501. These trails have a good mix of terrain and challenges. Generally speaking, there are rocks, but you can find some fast flow too. And the challenging trails on Bennett Mountain will have you wondering if you are really still in the Triangle. There’s a fun line with berms on the Herndon Loop that lead to and from a skills area with beginner, intermediate, and advanced lines.

      There are a few places to park but the biggest lot is the paved one near the clubhouse. There are a few ways to access the trail from there. Check the map.

      Come out to a TORC group ride if you would like some help finding your way around. Check meetup.
      Gravel lot on Catullo Run google parking directions
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      Region Details
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      • 6
      • 16
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Feb 5, 2023
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      27
      Trails Mountain Bike
      28
      Trails Hike
      24
      Trails Trail Running
      24
      Total Distance
      22 miles
      Total Descent
      2,155 ft
      Total Vertical
      175 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      574 ft
      Reports
      3,704
      Photos
      36
      Ridden Counter
      3,594

      Photos of Briar Chapel Mountain Bike

      trail: unSTANKtioned
      8 |
      Jan 1, 2023 @ 12:16pm
      Jan 1, 2023
      trail: BC Skills Adv
      65 |
      Mar 18, 2022 @ 10:10am
      Mar 18, 2022
      180 |
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 2:39pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      166 |
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 2:37pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      129 |
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 2:35pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      157 |
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 2:33pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      trail: Briar Chapel
      225 |
      May 12, 2020 @ 8:29pm
      May 12, 2020
      trail: Playin Hooky
      147 |
      May 12, 2020 @ 8:28pm
      May 12, 2020

      Videos of Briar Chapel Mountain Bike

      Dad Bod Invitational Deuce - The Music Video
      228 | Apr 30, 2021
      The Pros and Cons of Breaking Your Leg
      296 | Nov 21, 2020
      Dad Bod Invitational - A Mini Downhill MTB Race
      6:36 | 204 | Nov 6, 2019
      Best Crash at 2019 Dad Bod Invitational
      0:09 | 349 | Oct 28, 2019
      Briar Chapel Rock Gardens
      1:31 | 207 | May 28, 2017
      Biking through Briar Chapel Trails NC
      8:16 | 766 | Aug 10, 2019 , Chapel Hill
      Briar Chapel Skills Area Drone Fly Through
      trail: BC Skills
      2:58 | 891 | Mar 12, 2018 , Chapel Hill
      Briar Chapel Skills Park
      2:55 | 655 | Mar 12, 2018 , Chapel Hill

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Herndon Loop
      Feb 5, 2023 @ 7:30am
      Feb 5, 2023
      Prevalent Mudtjstankus TORC
      Herndon Cutoff
      Feb 5, 2023 @ 7:30am
      Feb 5, 2023
      Prevalent Mudtjstankus TORC

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1249741tjstankusaddreportAlt and 30 more
      Feb 5, 2023 @ 7:28am
      Feb 5, 2023
      user #1249741tjstankusaddreportAlt and 29 more
      Feb 4, 2023 @ 8:45am
      Feb 4, 2023
      user #1249741tjstankusaddreportAlt and 31 more
      Jan 29, 2023 @ 8:35pm
      Jan 29, 2023
      user #1249741tjstankusaddreportAlt and 28 more
      Jan 27, 2023 @ 11:35am
      Jan 27, 2023
      user #1249741tjstankusaddreportAlt and 63 more
      Jan 26, 2023 @ 9:09am
      Jan 26, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      user #1249741tjstankusreportBriar ChapelI'll check later in the morning tomorrow and...
      Dec 31, 2022 @ 8:17pm
      Dec 31, 2022
      user #2915461NC-NPS29reportBriar ChapelAny chances of the trail being dry enough to...
      Dec 31, 2022 @ 5:28pm
      Dec 31, 2022
      user #1249741tjstankusreportBriar ChapelAll trails open. I don’t know how to open...
      Jul 20, 2021 @ 2:13pm
      Jul 20, 2021
      user #1598132AlpamayotrailMisfit MileRode this on June 5 2021, new development has...
      Jun 5, 2021 @ 11:50am
      Jun 5, 2021
      user #2455910TheMaxMtbtrailBC SkillsThe best skills park in the triangle. Blue,...
      Mar 22, 2021 @ 11:19am
      Mar 22, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Carolina OEC 2 1 25.6 km
      Carolina North Forest 2 117.9 km
      Greene Tract Forest 3 49.3 km
      Johnston Mill Nature Preserve11.3 km
      RTP Mountain Bike Trails 711.9 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2822 miles2,156 ft10 miles174 ft
      #1,400#761363,70465,279
      Hike2419 miles1,903 ft9 miles174 ft
      #1,055#6613,700426
      Trail Running2419 miles1,903 ft9 miles174 ft
      #1,061#6593,700438
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