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      Lake Crabtree County Park singletrack is by far the most popular place for beginner riders in the Triangle. Its central location is also great for relieving weekday stress if you work in RTP. The wooded trails connect to Umstead State Park and Cary's Black Creek Greenway.

      Since it's so popular, plan on passing lots of other riders when the weather's good. Please be courteous and cautious with the riders you meet here. It is a great place to learn to ride and don't expect to come here and hammer people out of your way. Stopping to help out beginner riders does a world of good for our sport. There are six loops, some connectors, and the Lake Trail.

      MPORTANT NOTE: Crabtree trails are closed when they are muddy. Call ahead to see if they are open. Please respect the rules of the trail and don't ride on closed sections.

      Contact: Park office (919) 460-3390
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      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 23, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      17
      Trails Mountain Bike
      16
      Trails Hike
      16
      Trails Trail Running
      16
      Total Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent
      639 ft
      Total Vertical
      78 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      353 ft
      Reports
      1,390
      Photos
      37
      Ridden Counter
      11,312

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      North Carolina's 5 Most Popular Trail Networks According to Trailforks Data
      Oct 20, 2021 from pinkbike.com
      North Carolina is covered by trails of all varieties, and offers up opportunities for riders of all stripes.

      Photos of Lake Crabtree County Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Connector
      148 |
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 4:34pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      trail: Connector D
      128 |
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 4:33pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      trail: Connector D
      133 |
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 4:33pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      trail: Loop 6
      298 |
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 4:32pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      trail: Loop 6
      269 |
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 4:32pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      trail: Loop 1
      157 |
      Jul 23, 2019 @ 7:37am
      Jul 23, 2019
      trail: Loop 1
      257 |
      Dec 21, 2017 @ 11:15am
      Dec 21, 2017
      trail: Loop 1
      156 |
      Dec 20, 2017 @ 6:27am
      Dec 20, 2017

      Videos of Lake Crabtree County Park Mountain Bike

      Sticking the Loop 6 Jump
      trail: Loop 1
      0:09 | 273 | Dec 20, 2017
      Slow Mo Wipeout @ Lake Crabtree
      trail: Loop 1
      0:24 | 601 | Dec 20, 2017
      NICA 7th grade start race 1
      trail: Loop 1
      0:19 | 152 | Apr 6, 2017

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Lake Trail
      Sep 23, 2022 @ 9:28am
      2 days
      IdealalanfitzgeraldTree down

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #1634844alanfitzgeraldaddreportLake Trail and 3 more
      Sep 23, 2022 @ 11:30am
      2 days
      user #1811993HydrowardriddentrailLoop 6
      Sep 15, 2022 @ 3:52pm
      Sep 15, 2022
      user #2352687MattThomas08wishlistrouteUmstead Park Figure 8 Loop
      Sep 13, 2022 @ 2:55am
      Sep 13, 2022
      user #2237133ccollard58addreportConnector and 3 more
      Sep 12, 2022 @ 7:53am
      Sep 12, 2022
      user #1685275MemKFongwishlistregionLake Crabtree County Park
      Aug 31, 2022 @ 5:22pm
      Aug 31, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #1583889SerguzzletrailConnector AConnector A is a good beginner level downhill...
      Jul 15, 2018 @ 7:23pm
      Jul 15, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      William B. Umstead State Park 22.4 km
      RTP Mountain Bike Trails 75.5 km
      Downtown9.5 km
      Green Hills 112.8 km
      Bass Lake / Sugg Park 414.1 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike167 miles587 ft3 miles79 ft
      #506#260301,390811,817
      Hike167 miles587 ft3 miles79 ft
      #414#25471,38993
      Trail Running167 miles587 ft3 miles79 ft
      #412#2521,38940
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