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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.
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      Region Details
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      • 1
      • 6
      • 16
      • 2

      Region Status
      Closed as of Jul 21, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      27
      Trails Mountain Bike
      27
      Trails Hike
      23
      Trails Trail Running
      23
      Total Distance
      22 miles
      Total Descent
      2,152 ft
      Total Vertical
      175 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      574 ft
      Reports
      6,861
      Photos
      32
      Ridden Counter
      4,818

      Photos of Briar Chapel Mountain Bike

      trail: unSTANKtioned
      126 |
      Jan 1, 2023 @ 12:16pm
      Jan 1, 2023
      trail: BC Skills Adv
      135 |
      Mar 18, 2022 @ 10:10am
      Mar 18, 2022
      346 |
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 2:39pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      318 |
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 2:37pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      318 |
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 2:33pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      trail: Briar Chapel
      318 |
      May 12, 2020 @ 8:29pm
      May 12, 2020
      trail: Playin Hooky
      206 |
      May 12, 2020 @ 8:28pm
      May 12, 2020
      trail: Playin Hooky
      170 |
      May 12, 2020 @ 8:28pm
      May 12, 2020

      Videos of Briar Chapel Mountain Bike

      Dad Bod Invitational Deuce - The Music Video
      303 | Apr 30, 2021
      The Pros and Cons of Breaking Your Leg
      342 | Nov 21, 2020
      Dad Bod Invitational - A Mini Downhill MTB Race
      6:36 | 236 | Nov 6, 2019
      Best Crash at 2019 Dad Bod Invitational
      0:09 | 385 | Oct 28, 2019
      Briar Chapel Rock Gardens
      1:31 | 222 | May 28, 2017
      Biking through Briar Chapel Trails NC
      8:16 | 932 | Aug 10, 2019 , Chapel Hill
      Briar Chapel Skills Area Drone Fly Through
      trail: BC Skills
      2:58 | 1096 | Mar 12, 2018 , Chapel Hill
      Briar Chapel Skills Park
      2:55 | 901 | Mar 12, 2018 , Chapel Hill

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      Jul 23, 2024 @ 6:13pm
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      Recent Comments

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      oogstrailMisfit MileAs a trail maintainer: There is 0...
      Dec 30, 2023 @ 8:01am
      Dec 30, 2023
      oogstrailMisfit MileConstruction on closed trails
      Dec 29, 2023 @ 6:43am
      Dec 29, 2023
      clawdaddytrailMisfit MileCouldn’t navigate with new construction.
      Dec 29, 2023 @ 4:34am
      Dec 29, 2023
      BozhertrailMom JeansBest enjoyed clockwise
      Sep 8, 2023 @ 5:50pm
      Sep 8, 2023
      BozhertrailSilver GlowBest done ccw in my opinion
      Sep 8, 2023 @ 5:48pm
      Sep 8, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Carolina OEC 2 1 25.6 km
      Carolina North Forest 2 117.9 km
      Greene Tract Forest 3 49.3 km
      Cedar Falls Park 29.7 km
      Johnston Mill Nature Preserve11.3 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2722 miles2,152 ft10 miles174 ft
      #1,403#760366,86168,060
      Hike2319 miles1,900 ft9 miles174 ft
      #1,049#6646,857455
      Trail Running2319 miles1,900 ft9 miles174 ft
      #1,054#6626,857749
      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: Briar Chapel, TORC
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