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      For more than thirty years, the Carolina North Forest (also known as the Horace Williams Tract) has offered the University, Chapel Hill and Carrboro communities a tranquil natural oasis in which to recreate, relax, and enjoy a respite from the area’s ever-changing urban landscape.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Conservation Reserve
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      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 5, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      16
      Trails Mountain Bike
      16
      Trails Hike
      16
      Trails Trail Running
      16
      Total Distance
      26 miles
      Total Descent
      2,687 ft
      Total Vertical
      245 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      573 ft
      Reports
      55
      Photos
      28
      Ridden Counter
      1,403

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 23 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance

      Photos of Carolina North Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Lowlands Loop
      56 |
      Mar 9, 2021 @ 7:03pm
      Mar 9, 2021
      81 |
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 7:50am
      Oct 11, 2020
      17 |
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 2:24pm
      Jul 16, 2020
      trail: The Vine
      29 |
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 4:55pm
      Jul 13, 2020
      trail: The Vine
      29 |
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 4:55pm
      Jul 13, 2020
      trail: Tripp Farm
      31 |
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 4:47pm
      Jul 13, 2020
      31 |
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 4:47pm
      Jul 13, 2020
      trail: Maytag
      31 |
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 4:26pm
      Jul 13, 2020
      31 |
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 4:26pm
      Jul 13, 2020
      216 |
      Oct 17, 2017 @ 6:58am
      Oct 17, 2017
      247 |
      Oct 17, 2017 @ 6:57am
      Oct 17, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2821343ozzie0743riddentrailNeverland Inner Loop and 4 more
      Sep 8, 2021 @ 6:40am
      Sep 8, 2021
      user #2095436Spicoli311wishlisttrailCrow Branch Overlook Loop
      Aug 27, 2021 @ 4:25pm
      Aug 27, 2021
      user #2775454megacrystwishlisttrailPumpkin Loop
      Jul 8, 2021 @ 11:08am
      Jul 8, 2021
      user #2774075wsmccrawwishlisttrailNeverland Inner Loop and 1 more
      Jul 7, 2021 @ 8:03am
      Jul 7, 2021
      user #2749030torc-ncaddlistCNF Airport Side and 1 more
      Jun 16, 2021 @ 11:42am
      Jun 16, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1535104sparky531trailCrow Branch Overlook LoopNice XC trail with tight turns, short punchy...
      May 6, 2021 @ 5:00pm
      May 6, 2021
      user #2352687MattThomas08trailCrow Branch Overlook LoopLots of tight and twisty turns. Also some...
      Oct 21, 2020 @ 7:00am
      Oct 21, 2020
      user #1881571BradskimdtrailCrow Branch Overlook LoopEasy ride from home. Fun trail with ellie
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 7:10pm
      Jul 25, 2020
      user #1970121aacrumptrailWormholeThis is my favorite trail in Carolina North...
      Jul 23, 2020 @ 4:05pm
      Jul 23, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Greene Tract Forest 3 41.4 km
      UNC Outdoor Education Center 3 1 13.3 km
      Johnston Mill Nature Preserve3.5 km
      Brumley Nature Preserve 4 36.1 km
      Briar Chapel 2 9 37.9 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1626 miles2,687 ft13 miles246 ft
      #2,979#1,39228554,942
      Hike1626 miles2,687 ft13 miles246 ft
      #2,414#1,2655545
      Trail Running1626 miles2,687 ft13 miles246 ft
      #2,415#1,2655599
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      • carolina north forest activity log | embed map of Carolina North Forest mountain bike trails | carolina north forest mountain biking points of interest
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