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      The UNC OEC trails are the best trails in the Chapel Hill area to work on jumping. Flowy, hand-built trails are a staple here. The trails were built by Trail Science out of Carrboro.

      The only official parking option is a pay lot on at the Raleigh Road Lot, South Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. From here your will need to cross Raleigh Road on Country Club Road. Pass Ridge Road and then Laurel Hill Road. Soon you will come to the Outdoor Education Center driveway where you take a right onto the property. If you make it to the LDS church parking lot, you have gone too far. Once you are at the Outdoor Education Center there are multiple kiosks with maps to orient yourself.

      The second parking option is at St Thomas More Church - 940 Carmichael St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Parking is available near the trailhead except during services- Saturday: 5-7pm Sunday: 8am-2:30pm. When you enter the church property you will find the trail entrance to the right of the vegetable garden if you face the forest. A kiosk with a map can be found a short distance past the entrance of the trail.
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      Region Details
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      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 6, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      5
      Trails Mountain Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      5
      Trails Trail Running
      5
      Total Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      445 ft
      Total Vertical
      150 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      441 ft
      Reports
      277
      Photos
      2
      Ridden Counter
      155

      Popular Carolina OEC Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      Past Week
      • 11 rides

      Photos of Carolina OEC Mountain Bike

      trail: Shagbark Loop
      120 |
      Oct 28, 2020 @ 6:28pm
      Oct 28, 2020
      trail: Shagbark Loop
      140 |
      Oct 28, 2020 @ 6:28pm
      Oct 28, 2020
      | 1 comments

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Quail Hill Loop
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 5:31am
      Aug 6, 2022
      Unknown davidrogers21 OEC
      Shagbark Loop
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 5:31am
      Aug 6, 2022
      Unknown davidrogers21 OEC
      Campus-to-Garden Trail
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 5:31am
      Aug 6, 2022
      Unknown davidrogers21 OEC
      Fields Connector
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 5:31am
      Aug 6, 2022
      Unknown davidrogers21 OEC
      Goat Hill
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 5:31am
      Aug 6, 2022
      Unknown davidrogers21 OEC
      Hillbilly Hollar
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 5:31am
      Aug 6, 2022
      Unknown davidrogers21 OEC

      Activity Feed

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      user #1838111davidrogers21addreportCampus-to-Garden Trail and 5 more
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 5:31am
      Aug 6, 2022
      user #1838111davidrogers21addreportCampus-to-Garden Trail and 5 more
      Aug 5, 2022 @ 5:38am
      Aug 5, 2022
      user #1838111davidrogers21addreportCampus-to-Garden Trail and 5 more
      Aug 2, 2022 @ 3:47pm
      Aug 2, 2022
      user #1838111davidrogers21addreportCampus-to-Garden Trail and 5 more
      Jul 26, 2022 @ 1:32pm
      Jul 26, 2022
      user #1838111davidrogers21addreportCampus-to-Garden Trail and 5 more
      Jul 17, 2022 @ 12:04pm
      Jul 17, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2455910TheMaxMtbtrailShagbark LoopAwesome flow, definitely for more advanced riders
      Mar 22, 2021 @ 6:59pm
      Mar 22, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Carolina North Forest 2 113.3 km
      Greene Tract Forest 3 44.6 km
      Briar Chapel 3 13 25.6 km
      Johnston Mill Nature Preserve6.2 km
      Brumley Nature Preserve 5 68.9 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike53 miles446 ft2 miles151 ft
      #8,535#3,5772277315
      Hike53 miles446 ft2 miles151 ft
      #7,561#3,4242771
      Trail Running53 miles446 ft2 miles151 ft
      #7,541#3,40927714
      • By Kodiak6772 & contributors
      • Admins: TORC, OEC
      • #41681 - 2,066 views

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