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  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
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Jump Magnitude Heatmap
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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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      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 21, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Trails (view details)
      6
      Trails Mountain Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      6
      Trails Trail Running
      6
      Total Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      506 ft
      Total Vertical
      125 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      416 ft
      Reports
      15
      Photos
      2
      Ridden Counter
      88

      Popular UNC Outdoor Education Center Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 15 rides

      Photos of UNC Outdoor Education Center Mountain Bike

      trail: Shagbark Loop
      75 |
      Oct 28, 2020 @ 6:28pm
      Oct 28, 2020
      trail: Shagbark Loop
      84 |
      Oct 28, 2020 @ 6:28pm
      Oct 28, 2020
      | 1 comments

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Campus-to-Garden Trail
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 10:05am
      Jul 21, 2021
      Variablemarkbros Briar Chapel
      Fields Connector
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 10:05am
      Jul 21, 2021
      Variablemarkbros Briar Chapel
      Hillbilly Hollar
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 10:05am
      Jul 21, 2021
      Variablemarkbros Briar Chapel
      Merritt's Field Loop
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 10:05am
      Jul 21, 2021
      Variablemarkbros Briar Chapel
      OEC Access Road
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 10:05am
      Jul 21, 2021
      Variablemarkbros Briar Chapel
      Quail Hill Loop
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 10:05am
      Jul 21, 2021
      Variablemarkbros Briar Chapel
      Shagbark Loop
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 10:05am
      Jul 21, 2021
      Variablemarkbros Briar Chapel

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2869267tdt-franwishlisttrailHillbilly Hollar
      Oct 1, 2021 @ 11:13am
      Oct 1, 2021
      user #2414884Alanz6TEesriddentrailQuail Hill Loop
      Sep 16, 2021 @ 10:53am
      Sep 16, 2021
      user #1544615killzGore-24wishlisttrailHillbilly Hollar
      Sep 11, 2021 @ 1:45pm
      Sep 11, 2021
      user #2040058StandhallwishlisttrailShagbark Loop
      Aug 15, 2021 @ 2:29pm
      Aug 15, 2021
      user #2544860markbrosaddreportCampus-to-Garden Trail and 6 more
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 10:05am
      Jul 21, 2021

      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 6 83.3 km
      Greene Tract Forest 3 44.6 km
      Briar Chapel 2 9 35.6 km
      Johnston Mill Nature Preserve6.2 km
      Brumley Nature Preserve 4 38.9 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike63 miles505 ft2 miles125 ft
      #8,271#3,486215398
      Hike63 miles505 ft2 miles125 ft
      #7,331#3,330151
      Trail Running63 miles505 ft2 miles125 ft
      #7,311#3,3191512
      • By Kodiak6772 & contributors
      • Admins: TORC, UNC OEC
      • #41681 - 872 views

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