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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Located in Banner Elk, NC at 4000’, the Lees-McRae campus cycling facilities contain over 6 miles of ever evolving trail ranging from flow trail to technical singletrack and everything in between.

      There is a dirt jump line, well maintained dual slalom track with start gate, and a challenging downhill track with times ranging from 2-3 minutes.

      The campus trails are set up to be used as race courses with a unique cross country race lap and a short track course a well. Our trails have also been used in multiple national and conference championship events.

      The dual slalom, short track, and more tame “Pirate Trails” are located near the Williams Gym behind the softball facilities.

      The trail head for the cross country and downhill is located by The Mill Pond across from the dam. For first timers it is recommended that you are guided by someone who is familiar with the trails as they intertwine and are loosely marked.
      source: L-Mc Trails
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Access Info:
      Elk River Dam
      Region Supporters & Maintainers
      Region Details
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 22, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,246
      State Ranking
      #18
      Trails (view details)
      1
      Trails Mountain Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      1
      Trails Trail Running
      1
      Total Distance
      490 ft
      Total Vertical
      27 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,675 ft
      Reports
      1
      Ridden Counter
      16

      Popular Lees–McRae College Mountain Biking Trails

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      Dual Slalom

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance

      Videos of Lees–McRae College Mountain Bike

      Lees McRae cycling dual slalom course and MTB...
      1:10 | 189 | May 6, 2018 , Banner Elk

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Dual Slalom
      Sep 22, 2019 @ 6:58am
      Sep 22, 2019
      DryAvidTrailRiderA bit bumpy and torn up from the race,...

      Activity Feed

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      user #1251136AvidTrailRidervotetrailDual Slalom
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 5:58pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      user #1251136AvidTrailRideraddreportDual Slalom
      Sep 22, 2019 @ 8:09am
      Sep 22, 2019
      user #206988caleb93riddentrailDual Slalom
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 5:00am
      Sep 14, 2018
      user #1585256SS-MinoxwishlisttrailDual Slalom
      Aug 9, 2018 @ 6:07pm
      Aug 9, 2018
      user #627246chuktAaddvideoLees McRae cycling dual slalom course and MTB trails - Phil Kmetz
      May 6, 2018 @ 10:41am
      May 6, 2018

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      • By rotorbaru & contributors
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      • #17319 - 754 views

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