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Huntersville, NC: North Mecklenburg Park 

Just a short drive from Charlotte, the single track at North Mecklenburg Park offers 3.5 miles of trails that are perfect for beginners.


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Author: Mike T
Date: 23 Sep 2007 11:44:08 AM
Source: AllSport GPS on my Nextel phone
Activity: Mountain Biking
State: North Carolina (NC)
Distance: 2.98 mi  (Change units)
Calories: 372
Average Speed: Overall: 7.8 mph - 0:07:39/mi
Active: 8.8 mph - 0:06:49/mi
Duration: Total: 0:22:51
Active: 0:20:22
Resting: 0:02:29
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 371 ft
Total Loss: 371 ft
Net Change: 0 ft
Difficulty: 3 / 10
Tags: Huntersville, North Carolina
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

This trail was built and maintained by the Tarheel Trailblazers. It’s a short trail, but it’s pretty damn fun. I’ll usually ride several laps, mixing it up between going around clockwise and counter-clockwise. There’s not much climbing in the 3.5 miles, so this a good route for beginners to hone their skills on. The "Pump Track" at the beginning of the trail is especially useful for bike-handling practice: get some momentum and then try to maneuver around the track without pedaling. Signs designate this as a MTB-only trail, but keep an eye out for dog-walker traffic, especially on the weekends.

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Huntersville, North Carolina: North Mecklenburg Park

Distance: 2.98 mi Points: 331 Calories: 372
Total Time: 0:22:51 Speed: 7.8 mph Pace: 7:39 / mi
Active Time: 0:20:22 Speed: 8.8 mph Pace: 6:49 / mi

Points of Interest

Photo 1

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Trailhead

Photo 4

Location: Unknown
More like a trickle instead of a creek now.

Photo 3

Location: Unknown
Creek crossing, drops and turns right.

Pump track

Location: 35.433322, -80.845932
Pump Track If you read the sign, it should be called the "No pump" track.

Photo 0

Location: Unknown
Pump Track... Read the rules

Park entrance.

Location: 35.433383, -80.843829
Park entrance.

One of only a few creek crossings in the area.

Location: 35.433400, -80.851779
Not much creek left. The Charlotte area is 11 inches below normal rainfall this year. On the other hand, the trails are never muddy.

Trailhead

Location: 35.433269, -80.846093
I know the sign says: Trail for bicycles only, not pedestrians. Guess what, walkers with their dogs are above the rules here, especially on weekend mornings.

Pump track

Location: 35.433322, -80.845932

Pump track

Location: 35.433322, -80.845932
If you read the sign, it should be called the "No pump" track.


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