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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 8 hours
      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
      1,038 ft
      Total Vertical
      146 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      570 ft
      Reports
      899
      Photos
      29
      Ridden Counter
      2,033

      Photos of Carolina North Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Wormhole
      6 |
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 11:03am
      Jan 25, 2023
      trail: Log Cabin
      30 |
      Jul 31, 2022 @ 1:50pm
      Jul 31, 2022
      trail: Log Cabin
      42 |
      Jul 31, 2022 @ 1:50pm
      Jul 31, 2022
      trail: Lowlands Loop
      85 |
      Jan 4, 2022 @ 11:30am
      Jan 4, 2022
      66 |
      Oct 20, 2021 @ 12:42pm
      Oct 20, 2021
      97 |
      Oct 20, 2021 @ 12:41pm
      Oct 20, 2021
      313 |
      Oct 17, 2017 @ 6:58am
      Oct 17, 2017
      341 |
      Oct 17, 2017 @ 6:57am
      Oct 17, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2969796gregk-cnfaddreportConnector 1 and 16 more
      Jan 28, 2023 @ 5:07am
      8 hours
      user #2969796gregk-cnfaddreportConnector 1 and 33 more
      Jan 27, 2023 @ 4:03am
      1 day
      user #2906936R3alTact1caladdphoto at Wormhole in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
      Jan 25, 2023 @ 11:04am
      Jan 25, 2023
      user #2969796gregk-cnfaddreportConnector 1 and 16 more
      Jan 23, 2023 @ 4:00am
      Jan 23, 2023
      user #3085107AnnaBoatmanvkSvotetrailWormhole
      Jan 22, 2023 @ 4:20pm
      Jan 22, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2334928HumpDieseltrailNeverland Inner LoopProbably one of my favorites so far
      May 24, 2022 @ 1:59pm
      May 24, 2022
      user #2334928HumpDieseltrailCrow Branch Overlook LoopGreat trail, fun Clockwise with some punchy ups
      May 24, 2022 @ 1:58pm
      May 24, 2022
      user #2334928HumpDieseltrailLog CabinGreat trail, pics of the log cabin or it...
      May 24, 2022 @ 1:57pm
      May 24, 2022
      user #2334928HumpDieseltrailWormholeGreat way to start out! Nice trail.
      May 24, 2022 @ 1:57pm
      May 24, 2022
      user #2973384drawkwardtrailCrow Branch Overlook LoopDefinitely a bar check trail. Fun and punchy...
      Mar 11, 2022 @ 12:33pm
      Mar 11, 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
      #2,258#1,189298996,677
      Hike1318 miles1,037 ft8 miles148 ft
      #1,753#1,04989972
      Trail Running1318 miles1,037 ft8 miles148 ft
      #1,752#1,045899194
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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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