3,085 ft
86 ft
-180 ft
439 ft
High Point

Water Tower Details

  • Riding Area
    Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • TTFs on Trail
  • Global Ranking
    #70816 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking

This is a sweet little urban connector trail linking downtown Carrboro to Highway 54 near the Merritt's Pasture Parking Lot entrance. This is a bootleg trail but no one that I know of has been ticketed for using it.

Access Info

From Carrboro, enter near the water tower off Merritt Mill Rd. From Highway 54, the entrance is on the property line of Chase Park Apartments.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Water Tower bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -93 ft
  • Altitude min
    335 ft
  • Altitude start
    439 ft
  • Altitude end
    347 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,283 ft
  • Distance down
    1,607 ft
  • Distance flat
    196 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to water-tower-127218 trailhead (35.903700, -79.063080)
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