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The Best Mountain Biking in North Carolina

Looking for the best mountain biking in North Carolina? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around North Carolina. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top mountain biking spots in and near North Carolina

  • Brevard, North Carolina

    Camp at Davidson River Campground in the Pisgah National Forest

    4.5
    Pisgah National Forest, in my opinion, is one of the best national forests in the United States. Being just a short drive from Great Smokey Mountain National Park it has all the feel of being in the smokies with more to explore. Pisgah has anything you could want to see or do from tens of water...
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  • Morrisville, North Carolina

    Day Trip to Lake Crabtree

    Lake Crabtree is a 215 acre park that sits right next to a 520 acre flood control lake, known as Lake Crabtree. The park is open year round and offers a plethora of different activities. Hiking trails are accessible to hikers and runners while bikes are also permitted on multi-use trails. The par...
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  • Asheville, North Carolina

    Mountain Biking Bent Creek

    4.0
    Bent Creek is my favorite Mountain Biking spot in the Southeast, and epitomizes the fun and beauty to be found biking in the North Carolina mountains. Riding is open year round, but spring and fall are ideal when temperatures are still cool and colors are exploding. You can easily spend hours ...
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  • 138 Silver Mine Road, North Carolina

    Hike the Lovers Leap Loop Trail

    5.0
    1.8 mi / 472 ft gain
    Lovers Leap Loop trail is a 1.8 mile loop in Hot Springs, NC. The address of the trailhead is 138 Silver Mine Rd, Hot Springs, NC 28743. Once you arrive at the parking lot, you will see a trail leading up into the mountain with a post next to it. This is where you want to begin. It is part of the...
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  • Asheville, North Carolina

    Explore Lake Powhatan

    Lake Powhatan is located just minutes away from Asheville, NC and offers a number of fun activities for you, your friends, and your family. In the warm summer months, the Lake is a popular spot for swimming. The small stretch of beach along the lake is a nice place to lay out and soak in the sun....
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  • Garner, North Carolina

    White Deer Park and Lake Benson Park Loop

    3.42 mi / 177 ft gain
    White Deer Park and Lake Benson Park Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Garner, North Carolina.
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  • Wake Forest, North Carolina

    Forest Ridge Mountain Bike Trail

    5.0
    3.49 mi / 344 ft gain
    Forest Ridge Mountain Bike Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Raleigh, North Carolina.
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  • Raleigh, North Carolina

    Lake Johnson East Loop Trail

    2.76 mi / 135 ft gain
    Lake Johnson East Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Raleigh, North Carolina.
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  • Horse Shoe, North Carolina

    Coffee Pot Mountain Loop Trail

    7.91 mi / 1391 ft gain
    Coffee Pot Mountain Loop Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Asheville, North Carolina.
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  • Winston-Salem, North Carolina

    Salem Lake Trail

    7.06 mi / 551 ft gain
    Salem Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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  • Durham, North Carolina

    Duke Cross Country Trail

    2.97 mi / 223 ft gain
    Duke Cross Country Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Durham, North Carolina.
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  • Brevard, North Carolina

    Bracken Mountain Trail

    6.78 mi / 1503 ft gain
    Bracken Mountain Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Brevard, North Carolina.
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  • Asheville, North Carolina

    Shope Creek Road Loop

    2.07 mi / 515 ft gain
    Shope Creek Road Loop is a loop trail where you may see local wildlife located near Asheville, North Carolina.
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  • Wake Forest, North Carolina

    Neuse River Trail

    5.0
    27.38 mi / 1306 ft gain
    Neuse River Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Raleigh, North Carolina.
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  • Raleigh, North Carolina

    North Carolina Museum of Art Park

    2.16 mi / 207 ft gain
    North Carolina Museum of Art Park is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Raleigh, North Carolina.
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  • Apex, North Carolina

    American Tobacco Trail from Southern Terminus

    22.18 mi / 679 ft gain
    American Tobacco Trail from Southern Terminus is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Apex, North Carolina.
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