Smith Lake - Trail, Fayetteville/Spring Lake, Carolina

Smith Lake - Trail, Fayetteville/Spring Lake, Carolina

DESCRIPTION

3 trails running together for the beginner to intermediate riders. Expert riders can have alot of fun on this trail with some speed. Try beginning with the black trail(hardest) first and finish with the green(easy and faster). Fun at night also. Kudos to Hawley's bikes and Smith lake for the upkeep of this new trail.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 13, 2012]
Sterling Archer
Racer

Just terrible. The trails were bad enough last year, but ever since the tornado came through, they still haven't picked up all the garbage. Adding to that, somebody decided to clear out most of the green trail's trees, making massive bulldozer scaring on the ground. So now green trail is extremely ugly. Black trail is even worse. Whole chucks of the trail are missing because they've just cut down tons of trees. I'm not sure if it's a funding issue or nobody at FT Bragg MWR cares, but it seems like they're purposely trying to get rid of these trails, which is a crying shame because it's the only legal place for those of us around Fayetteville to ride. Oh, and as a tell tale sign of how bad the upkeep is on the trail, they've still got tape and signs from the Xterra race there. That was in July! Xterra seriously should move their race up to Raleigh. Smith Lake doesn't deserve their business.

Customer Service

Drive to Cary and ride up there

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1
VALUE
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2
[Aug 18, 2011]
RSWMTB
Racer

These trails suck. There is so much potential and great terrain if a concerted trail building effort was applied here, but it isn't. The Ft. Bragg MWR handles "trail maintenance", and their answer to erosion and trail damage is to DUMP MORE SAND on it...curves and turns are harrowing and I've relaced many a folded wheel from my riding buddies due to the deep sand turns. And the sad thing is: They (MWR) EXPECT YOU TO PAY TO RIDE HERE...


Customer Service

Green-Blue-Black-Repeat.

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If you want to ride good singletrack, Governor's Creek and San Lee are within 40 minutes of Ft. Bragg. Don't waste your time at Smith Lake until a serious effort is shown to bring these trails up to their potential.

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1
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3
[Oct 14, 2010]
mike7499
Cross Country Rider

I Lived here a few years ago and these trails were ok. Just returned to the area and went out to ride and the trails do not seem maintained anymore. Maybe it is just the end of summer, but there seems to be a lot more soft sand than there used to be. Which can be fun, sorta. The few obstacles the trails do have seem to be falling apart. Some areas actually look like a motor cycle did some damage too. The trails have plenty of potential, just need some love.

Customer Service

Green - Black - Blue - Green

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3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 19, 2010]
GIjake
Weekend Warrior

Rode this trail for the first time this week and only completed the green and blue trails before I had to head off to work but the trail was pretty fun. It has been really dry here so the sand was extra soft and lose which was a pain but for the lack of other options it is not bad. Going to try it again this weekend after the rain to see the sand packs down and the you can keep your speed up.

Customer Service

Green -> Blue -> Black

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 05, 2008]
JJGNC
Weekend Warrior

The trail continues to be improved, but many of the trail markings are missing. There are still major areas of concern when it comes to sand, as the neglected areas with major sandtraps are worsening. I've had to walk my bike through some of these areas and that is demoralizing. However, there are other areas that have seen significant improvements over the last couple of months, with some added jumps, improved bridges with some traction material added on top, and a boarded area to cover the worst of a tricky technical downhill, right turn, and steep climb on the Intermediate section. I wish they would concentrate on boarding over those insanely deep sandtraps instead of building new jumps. After fixing those, THEN they should move on to adding some jumps.

Customer Service

Expert/Intermediate/Beginner

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 10, 2007]
Brad T
Weekend Warrior

This trail beats the hell outta sitting around and increasing your waist line. If you're aerobically and technically average, this will be a breeze, but still fun. One word of caution...JUMP every log ramp. There is one in particular that will do ya in if you roll over and nose down! Just get some air!!! Very well marked and maintained. If you have DH tires, you'll be glad; if not the sand will make you wish you had 'em. I'll be back :o)

Customer Service

I went advanced down

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Dunno yet, just got here.

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4
VALUE
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3
[Sep 04, 2007]
JJGNC
Weekend Warrior

This trail has been improved lately. The trail is much better marked than it used to be. There is a new section on the beginner part that works well. I can't tell yet if distance has been effected by the new section. It seems like it might be about a half mile longer. A notorious sand trap has been boarded over. The rest of the sand traps need to be boarded over, too...maybe three more of those and this will be much faster/better trail.

Customer Service

Ride it Expert, Intermediate, Beginner.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 19, 2007]
Aixtreme89
Cross Country Rider

This trail isn't that difficult. The first time I ever road on a MTB trail was this one. I was able to ride the whole track. I don't like how much loose sand there is in certain spots of the trail. It just needs some maintenance to improve that.

The Black trail is my favorite, there are some nice 6-12" drops and fast sections. Also I like going on the new addition to the trail. The signs written in spanish it adds probably another 2 miles to the coarse. A nice half pipe like section you ride weave back and forth on. There are a few paths that split on the new section that I haven't taken yet, kinda confusing.

The Blue trail is fun too, it has a few jumps that you can take if you wish. A steep climb and two bride crossings.

The Green trail I enjoy also because it allows you to just ride as fast as you can go and weave around the trees. Its still a single track i guess, but very open.

Customer Service

Clockwise is the best IMO.

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Bill Hefner school will be more challenging.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 13, 2007]
mattlee662
Cross Country Rider

If your in the area this trail is great for a daily workout. The clear cutting on the green trail and a portion of the intermediate trail has pretty much come to a halt so hopefully they clear all the downfall out. The good news is that if you start with the black you will come to a newly added section of trail that is an awesome addition that makes up for all the missing trail. About 3/4 of the way throught the black section you'll come too a split in the trail and a sign that is in spanish. If you go right it will take you to the intermediate section and the table top. Go left and the new addition turns into a few good climbs and some quick downhills.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 11, 2007]
ben
Weekend Warrior

there was some logging going on in the area its over now it left damage but not bad. there doing a lot a work so it's getting better. I enjoy riding here and at the hefner trails they're both good.

Similar Products Used:

hefner trails

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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