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      Harris Lake's mountain bike trails are close to a lake, made up of several loops that connect to a main trail, and are managed by Wake County Parks. The breeze coming across the water can be quite refreshing on a hot summer day The major loops here are signed as "beginner", "intermediate" and "advanced", and can be enjoyed by all skill levels. A few optional "double black diamond" loops have been added near the advanced section. This trail has something for everyone, from the "just got my first off-road bike" beginner to the more seasoned rider, and all obstacles have optional ride-arounds so that beginners and veterans can enjoy the trails together. In short, this is just a good set of single-track trails. Currently there is approximately 8 miles of bicycling trails.

      Wake County Parks, Recreation and Open Space allows the use of electric pedal-assisted bicycles with a motor of no more than 750 watts. Self-propelled vehicles are not allowed (e.g., fully powered electric bikes, dirt bikes, ATVs and Onewheels). Check out the complete Electric Assisted Bicycle Policy.

      Contact: Park office (919) 387-4342 (call to see if trail is open)
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Municipal Park
      Land Manager: wake county parks
      Parking google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 2
      • 2
      • 6
      • 4
      • 1

      Region Status
      Closed as of 5 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      15
      Trails E-Bike
      15
      Trails Hike
      4
      Trails Trail Running
      4
      Total Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      616 ft
      Total Vertical
      60 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      280 ft
      Reports
      5,444
      Photos
      11
      Ridden Counter
      3,967

      Photos of Harris Lake County Park Mountain Bike

      147 |
      Aug 29, 2021 @ 6:12am
      Aug 29, 2021
      137 |
      Aug 29, 2021 @ 6:11am
      Aug 29, 2021
      147 |
      Aug 29, 2021 @ 6:11am
      Aug 29, 2021
      145 |
      Aug 29, 2021 @ 6:11am
      Aug 29, 2021
      135 |
      Aug 29, 2021 @ 6:11am
      Aug 29, 2021
      155 |
      Aug 29, 2021 @ 6:11am
      Aug 29, 2021
      295 |
      May 26, 2018 @ 6:16pm
      May 26, 2018
      340 |
      May 26, 2018 @ 6:15pm
      May 26, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Step box line
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:09am
      5 hours
      VariableAshleyHLCP Harris Lake
      West Section (Advanced)
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:09am
      5 hours
      VariableAshleyHLCP Harris Lake
      South Section (Advanced)
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:09am
      5 hours
      VariableAshleyHLCP Harris Lake

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Inner Loop B
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:09am
      5 hours
      Variable AshleyHLCP Harris Lake
      North Section (Advanced)
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:09am
      5 hours
      Variable AshleyHLCP Harris Lake
      Inner Loop A
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:09am
      5 hours
      Variable AshleyHLCP Harris Lake
      Hog Run Paved Parking Access
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:09am
      5 hours
      Variable AshleyHLCP Harris Lake
      Hog Run Parking Access
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:09am
      5 hours
      Variable AshleyHLCP Harris Lake
      Hog Run (Intermediate)
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:09am
      5 hours
      Variable AshleyHLCP Harris Lake
      Hog Run (Beginner)
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:09am
      5 hours
      Variable AshleyHLCP Harris Lake
      HLCP Skills Area
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:09am
      5 hours
      Variable AshleyHLCP Harris Lake
      Flow Trail
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:09am
      5 hours
      Variable AshleyHLCP Harris Lake
      East Section (Advanced)
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:09am
      5 hours
      Variable AshleyHLCP Harris Lake

      Activity Feed

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      AshleyHLCPaddreportactivity #49482006 and 17 more
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 9:09am
      5 hours
      HarrisLakeaddreportactivity #49444032 and 17 more
      Feb 23, 2024 @ 4:34am
      1 day
      AshleyHLCPaddreportactivity #49324365 and 17 more
      Feb 19, 2024 @ 6:27am
      Feb 19, 2024
      Gallowglachwishlistregionactivity #49256240
      Feb 17, 2024 @ 8:32am
      Feb 17, 2024
      HarrisLakeaddreportactivity #49220674
      Feb 16, 2024 @ 8:38am
      Feb 16, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      EscottimilhizertrailWest Section (Advanced)This is the hardest section of Harris Lake but...
      Oct 9, 2023 @ 10:09am
      Oct 9, 2023
      EscottimilhizertrailFlow TrailThis is a beginner/intermediate trail. It is...
      Oct 9, 2023 @ 10:08am
      Oct 9, 2023
      EscottimilhizertrailEast Section (Advanced)This is a beginner trail. There is absolutely...
      Oct 9, 2023 @ 9:57am
      Oct 9, 2023
      samhh1trailSouth Section (Advanced)Very mellow, winds through the trees,...
      May 21, 2022 @ 7:51am
      May 21, 2022
      TheMaxMtbtrailFlow TrailIt is a really fun flowy trail but I wouldn't...
      Mar 22, 2022 @ 11:11am
      Mar 22, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Holly Springs Town Center5.2 km
      Bass Lake / Sugg Park 46.5 km
      Raven Rock 2 211.6 km
      San-Lee Park 10 6 7 315.2 km
      RTP Mountain Bike Trails 715.7 km

      Bike & Skill Parks

      nametypecityrating
      HLCP Skill Parkskill parkNew Hill

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1510 miles499 ft4 miles59 ft
      #1,304#705115,43714,620
      E-Bike1510 miles499 ft4 miles59 ft
      #479#1703,850127
      Hike44 miles118 ft1 mile46 ft
      #4,514#2,2215,42448
      Trail Running44 miles118 ft1 mile46 ft
      #4,534#2,2285,42428
      • By markholloway Trailforks Map Team & contributors
      • Admins: TORC, Harris Lake
      • #10922 - 12,423 views

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