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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: Private Managed Forest
      Land Manager: UNC Facilities Services - Forest Management Team
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      Region Details
      • 2
      • 11

      Region Status
      Open as of 3 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      13
      Trails Mountain Bike
      13
      Trails Hike
      13
      Trails Trail Running
      13
      Total Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent
      1,037 ft
      Total Vertical
      146 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      570 ft
      Reports
      1,665
      Photos
      32
      Ridden Counter
      2,411

      Photos of Carolina North Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Log Cabin
      35 |
      Apr 16, 2023 @ 6:11am
      Apr 16, 2023
      trail: Log Cabin
      24 |
      Apr 16, 2023 @ 6:11am
      Apr 16, 2023
      trail: Wormhole
      87 |
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 11:03am
      Jan 25, 2023
      trail: Log Cabin
      70 |
      Jul 31, 2022 @ 1:50pm
      Jul 31, 2022
      trail: Log Cabin
      80 |
      Jul 31, 2022 @ 1:50pm
      Jul 31, 2022
      240 |
      Dec 9, 2019 @ 1:48pm
      Dec 9, 2019
      392 |
      Oct 17, 2017 @ 6:58am
      Oct 17, 2017
      423 |
      Oct 17, 2017 @ 6:57am
      Oct 17, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

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      advcyclistlikereportactivity #49357604
      Feb 20, 2024 @ 7:22am
      2 days
      R3alTact1caladdreportactivity #49332483 and 1 more
      Feb 19, 2024 @ 5:19pm
      2 days
      vh9ABZhnriddentrailactivity #46559393 and 6 more
      Nov 22, 2023 @ 7:25am
      Nov 22, 2023
      Hfonvielleriddentrailactivity #46235353
      Nov 12, 2023 @ 12:45pm
      Nov 12, 2023
      henryewsvotetrailactivity #46143628 and 2 more
      Nov 9, 2023 @ 11:23pm
      Nov 9, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      BagelMantrailWormholeA lot of tight and twisty, with rocks and...
      Jul 21, 2023 @ 2:05pm
      Jul 21, 2023
      HumpDieseltrailNeverland Inner LoopProbably one of my favorites so far
      May 24, 2022 @ 1:59pm
      May 24, 2022
      HumpDieseltrailCrow Branch Overlook LoopGreat trail, fun Clockwise with some punchy ups
      May 24, 2022 @ 1:58pm
      May 24, 2022
      HumpDieseltrailLog CabinGreat trail, pics of the log cabin or it...
      May 24, 2022 @ 1:57pm
      May 24, 2022
      HumpDieseltrailWormholeGreat way to start out! Nice trail.
      May 24, 2022 @ 1:57pm
      May 24, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Greene Tract Forest 3 41.4 km
      Carolina OEC 2 1 23.3 km
      Johnston Mill Nature Preserve3.5 km
      Brumley Nature Preserve 5 66.1 km
      Briar Chapel 6 16 27.9 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1318 miles1,037 ft8 miles148 ft
      #2,094#1,121331,6657,814
      Hike1318 miles1,037 ft8 miles148 ft
      #1,611#9891,66578
      Trail Running1318 miles1,037 ft8 miles148 ft
      #1,615#9851,665278
      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: CNF, TORC
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