17 miles
Distance
2,148 ft
Climb
-2,146 ft
Descent
00:09:08
Avg time

286 Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Lake Crabtree County Park
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #51497 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Lots of roots and rocks, and punchy climbs and descents.

If riding CW, there are numerous gap jumps. Most of them are small but some have janky takeoffs, and there's ride-arounds for all. There's also some very small berms.

You can find flow in many areas if you run trail at speed. If slow is your thing, this trail will likely not be much fun.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 286 Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    280 ft
  • Altitude max
    441 ft
  • Altitude start
    364 ft
  • Altitude end
    365 ft
  • Grade
    0.002%
  • Grade max
    -39.895%
  • Grade min
    26.771%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
  • Avg time
    00:09:08
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Status:
on Mar 13, 2019
Variable
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to 286-trail-76646 trailhead (35.843900, -78.778430)
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      286 Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 13, 2019 @ 2:28pm
      Mar 13, 2019
      Trail has been recovering nicely over the last few days. Mostly dry now with the exception of North loops and a few avoidable minor mud puddles on...
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 1:32pm
      Feb 7, 2019
      Some wet muddy spots. 286 North and the ride into the outer circle of 286 East are very muddy. Rest of the trails are mostly dry.
      Jan 4, 2019 @ 5:59am
      Jan 4, 2019
      Major Water, bring a jetski maybe.
      Nov 19, 2018 @ 4:54pm
      Nov 19, 2018
      A little wet in some areas but clear sailing otherwise
      Nov 19, 2018 @ 4:54pm
      Nov 19, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 141 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 721 rides
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      Photos

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      17 |
      Jan 4, 2019 @ 6:02am
      Jan 4, 2019
      286 Trail, My City
      62 |
      Jul 26, 2018 @ 6:05pm
      Jul 26, 2018
      | 1 comments 286 Trail, Cary
      75 |
      Mar 24, 2017 @ 12:28pm
      Mar 24, 2017
      286 Trail, Chapel Hill
      362 |
      Dec 11, 2016 @ 6:00am
      Dec 11, 2016
      286 Trail, Raleigh

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag misterdrew (Apr 24, 2017 at 9:08)
       How do we get a map of 286 on here? Obviously it's not a sanctioned trail but it is heavily ridden and quite popular. Also, it should be separated from the Crabtree park and the TORC link removed considering they won't even talk about this trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag rraidernc (Nov 12, 2017 at 15:02)
       1.. It would be good to have this. This trail changes so much, Trailforks would help a lot!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag tubbnation (Sep 19, 2018 at 7:26)
       I don't think a map is needed for 286. The area where 286 is at is not that big. Also, the trail rarely, if ever, changes. Go explore.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Velo1 (Dec 18, 2018 at 18:15)
       I've uploaded a new trail map twice but I think its getting removed.
      "Trail successfully edited.
      Your modification of this trail needs to be approved by a moderator or the community before its made public."
      [Reply]

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