2 miles
Distance
231 ft
Climb
-257 ft
Descent
333 ft
High Point

Nance Springs Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Raleigh
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • TTFs on Trail
    Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Garden, Skinny, Wallride
  • Global Ranking
    #95026 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    10 in Mountain Biking
  • OSM Way

This fun singletrack trail is good if you live in North Raleigh and only have time for a quick ride. There is a little skills area consisting of an elevated bridge, a small gap jump, rock gardens, skinnies, and logs. The rest of the trail has some fun little downhill sections with dips and turns.
Family Friendly: The trail offers some fun downhill sections that are gentle, yet still a blast for kids to ride. And if all else fails, a nearby playground will easily keep them entertained.
Dogs: Leashed
Description
If you need to get in a ride in less than 30 and you live or work in North Raleigh, this is a fun little park. The trail feels short but they packed a lot of fun into it. With lots of little dips and flow that traverses up and down the hillside next to a creek, you're sure to stay entertained. Riding these east to west, or doing the loops clockwise, makes the trail's segments downhill.

There isn't really any one direction to go. Many of the trail's sections need to be connected by short segments of greenway. There are a lot of access points, but the best ones are the parking lot at the playground or the one up the road closer to the entrance of the park. For the loop segments, it's probably better to do them clockwise because it makes the more interesting parts of the trail flow downhill.
History & Background
As you can probably guess by the various apparati sticking out of the ground, this area used to be a working landfill. After reaching capacity, the landfill was capped and converted to a park for all to enjoy.

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More Stats for Nance Springs Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -25 ft
  • Altitude min
    232 ft
  • Altitude start
    298 ft
  • Altitude end
    273 ft
  • Grade
    -0.258%
  • Grade max
    -22.439%
  • Grade min
    18.803%
  • Distance climb
    2,859 ft
  • Distance down
    3,267 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,382 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • 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
  • Other Other
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