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Weekly MTB Ride at Harris Lake - ALL SKILLS

  • Harris Lake County Park

    2112 County Park Drive, New Hill, NC (map)

    34.253414 -78.003372

  • Let's meet at Cypress Shelter parking lot (paved lot to left all the way into the park).
  • Let's go mountain bike Harris Lake! This will be an intermediate skills ride. We will separate into groups depending on the average speeds of the participants. Please post your average speed (be honest) in your comments when you RSVP. This will help us figure out how best to separate into groups.  If anyone is willing to possibly lead a group please let me know that as well in your comments.

    Trail rating: Beginner-Advanced
    Estimated distance: 8-12 miles
    Estimated time: 1.5-2 hours

    We will spend some extra time in the black diamond section, say 15-20 minutes, which will allow riders to pick the routes of their choice through this area.  There are about six different ways you can go through this section and if you reverse the direction it gives you even more options.

    Helmets are mandatory. Bring plenty of water. Check the trail status on  or call the Park Office at (919)[masked] before leaving. Please be ready to ride at 5:45 PM.

    Harris Lake Trail Description from Like Lake Crabtree Park, Harris Lake's mountain bike trails are close to a lake, made up of several loops that connect to a main trail, and are managed by Wake County Parks. The breeze coming across the water can be quite refreshing on a hot summer day! The major loops here are signed as "beginner", "intermediate" and "advanced", and can be enjoyed by all skill levels. A few optional "double black diamond" loops have been added near the advanced section. This trail has something for everyone, from the "just got my first off-road bike" beginner to the more seasoned rider, and all obstacles have optional ride-arounds so that beginners and veterans can enjoy the trails together. In short, this is just a good set of single-track trails. Currently there is approximately 8 miles of bicycling trails.

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  • Steven G. S.

    As of right now the trails are closed and the park ranger said the trails are really wet with a lot of trees down across the trails. She said it might be a few days before they reopen but call back tomorrow afternoon just to be sure. Tomorrows ride may end up being cancelled. Stay tuned...

    June 9, 2013

  • Anthony

    when out riding on my own I think I usually avg around[masked]mph. I've never been to Harris Lake so I don't know the trails and would probably want to stay around that range. If that doesn't fit the rest of the group I don't mind exploring on my own.

    June 6, 2013

    • Steven G. S.

      You should be good to go we aren't setting any records ;-)

      1 · June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have no clue as too what my average speed is. I would consider myself a beginner to intermediate rider. You don't have to wait on me, if I can't keep up it will be my problem.

    June 4, 2013

    • Steven G. S.

      No problem we normally split in two groups based on speed. You should be fine.

      June 9, 2013

  • Steven G. S.

    All good me and a few others normally run the 8-10mph range depending on terrain. We also have a few that run the 10-12 range. Normally we split into at least two groups.

    June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make this one.

    June 4, 2013


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