Air Station - Trail, Jacksonville, Carolina

Air Station - Trail, Jacksonville, Carolina

DESCRIPTION

Tight, winding, hilly, muddy, sandy and fast. A pit located within the trail has vertical drops, jumps and whoops. Log crossing throughout, and roots that will test your supension. FUN and challenging. Novices and Pro's will like it.

USER REVIEWS

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[Feb 04, 2015]
DirtyJerry
Racer

NRT is an awesome trail that has been here for many moons. Fat tire underground maintains the trail for rideability and an alternate place for Military and DoD card holders to ride.

So say goodbye to it, however, because people who aren't allowed back there (non military, non DoD ID holders) keep going in and the game warden and base operations are tired of issuing tickets. It will be shut down for good and any trespassers (MTB riders, trail runners, hunters etc.) will be locked up.

GG.

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OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Mar 11, 2010]
AnnaBanana
Cross Country Rider

I figured it was about time to update the info on this trail: The trail currently is just shy of three miles, but has a jump park near the river. A very fast trail. Some locals have added bridges, a teeter-totter, a fun skinny to play on and signs to guide you through the trail. This trail has something for all riders.

My husband and I have been out raking and picking up the trail the last few months. The jump park/play area is still in need of some lovin from this past winter.

I should also add, this trail is located on the New River Air Station and I have heard of riders receiving tickets from the warden. I haven't had any trouble, but I'm also military. So ride at your own risk and if you would like more information regarding this issue contact the local bike shop in Jacksonville, NC.

Customer Service

Drive down the dirt road and park next to the old bleachers. Across from the bleachers is where the trail starts. Follow the signs and the trail will lead you back to your car. The trail is three miles in length.

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OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 18, 2007]
bigfish
Cross Country Rider

Was on this trail today, people have definetly been out there putting in work, fresh bridges, a see-saw and log ramps. The trail is looking real good.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 30, 2007]
david
Cross Country Rider

this trail has improved tremendously in the last 2 years. although it is not that long it has a few obstacles that you won't find at the brig: a teeter, balance beams, a playground, theres a little bit of everything here. the trail is maintained almost religously by the down east cyclist. come on out and ride.

Customer Service

a mile or so south of the new river air station maingate on the right(the wooded side of hwy 17) down a gravel road.

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OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 17, 2005]
waynesan76
Cross Country Rider

You can find it all here... except hills. Wet, dry, sand, mud, rocks,roots and more. You really can't ask for more in this "coastal plains" terrain. Cheers to all others who have been maintaining this trail (down east?) and keeping it alive amidst the logging. This is one of less than a hand full of trails that are accessible around Camp LeJeune. A few more obstacles and this would be a much better trail. Beware in the humid summer months, the yellow flies will tear you up! They swarm like bees who just had their nest pelted with rocks, and they love to fly up into the vents on helmets and buzz around in there, biting at every chance they get. You really have to experience this horror first-hand to understand my sincere caution. Man, there are a lot of them. I hear DEET works well and will try it this summer, but if it doesn't, I'm outta there. It's just not worth it. The playground rules. You'll know it when you see it. (left from parking area)

Customer Service

There are no signs any more, so use directions from other reviews. When you drive onto the dirt road you will come to a 4 way intersection. Pass straight through, and park in the clearing. There are trailheads (not marked) on both sides of the road. There are limited arrow signs, so you sort of have to go your own way. There are trail sections on all four corners of the intersection, so explore around a little bit. You wont get lost here. Watch for snakes - there are some big ones.

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OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 17, 2004]
Tag
Weekend Warrior

Ther has been alot of work done to this trail after the logging. It is in good shape now even after the last hurricane (rode it the day after Charley). Has a few storm falls to go around but picked up or bent back the small stuff. Ride it,ride it , ride it. The more we ride it the better it will be.

Customer Service

Main gate of Air Station, 1st rt to stop (@ back gate)lft and next rt, follow to bridge. Good entrance just on south side of bridge on your rt. once you hit logged out portion just follow tree line south and will continue around to second section. 2nd section untouched by loggers but has storm damage nothing to bad. third section starts same but cuts into trees on rt 15 yards into it. some storm damage there too. fourth section starts north of grandstand and has some storm damage. nothing you can't get by easy. Playground still rocks. wish the bridge was still there. Lots of cool jumps. would like to do more to this section. keep ridin' it.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 12, 2004]
Tag
Weekend Warrior

The Loop is done for. Logging has taken this trail, only the the southwest quarter remains untouched. The southeast and northeast sections are destroyed. The Playground is still intact but the lead in section has been heavily logged.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 25, 2004]
Scott Rixmann
Cross Country Rider

This is a great trail and where I learned to ride single track. IT IS NOW LEGAL FOR ALL TO RIDE, BUT...you have to wear a helmet and you must stop at the Marine Corps Air Station Main Gate and let the Guards know that you will be riding on the trail. Lots of fun and a lot of maintenance done to get it where it is. Good technical stuff, too.

Customer Service

Go to Air Station Main Gate to check-in, then get back on the 17South. Stay in Left lane, and look for "Mallard Creek" neighborhood sign on right side of road. DON'T turn right, Turn Left because you're not going to "Mallard Creek," the sign is just a landmark. Follow this dirt road,and continue about 200 yards until you see a large opening; park here and look for trail openings marked with white tape. Have fun!

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Brig trail is a great trail to test your mettle. Fastest recorded time for a single lap is a little over 24 minutes. What's your best?

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 03, 2000]
B L

Lots of fun. All trail, one or two road crossings. Well maintained and has new trails added just last week. It's even marked!
Military base, and the game warden rides by quite often. Non military people can ride, but you can't park on the base.

Customer Service

Leaving Jacksonville, going south, 1 mile past Onslow Pines road, look to the left. A dirt road, with a huge yellow gate, is where you want to be. The trail starts there.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 28, 2000]
Ed

Rode this trial on the way home from a brutally boring conference in Morehead City. Man, it was great to let out a little steam on my bike after that miserable experience.

Anyway, the trail was a lot like the Pyranna Pit trail which is also reviewed on this website. In other words, it's very fast. Lots of tight, twisty single track and very little mud due to the well drained soils in the area. There are some sections which can get a little sloppy, mainly b/c the bulk of the reservation is located in a big swampy wetland or pocosin. But overall, it's pretty clean thanks to a few well placed bridges/crossings. The trail does offer a smattering a decent log crossings, especially if you've never ridden the trail and you're hauling a$$ - they can really sneak up on you. There's some new trail sections as well, although they are still kinda rough in places. Finally, there is a section which is chock full of drop-ins, whoops, and jumps. If get familiar with this particular section, there some places in which you can catch some major air if you have enough speed. Not much elevation change (as expected for the coastal plain), but it's still fun to ride it fast. Also looks like there is plenty of room to add more trails.

Personally, I like this trail better than the Pyranna Pit b/c of the semi-technical aspects this trail offers. Highly recommended if you're in the area (only about 40-45 minutes from Emerald Isle and about 50-60 minutes from Wilmington). Kudos to the trail builders!

Customer Service

Same as described - I just parked on an access road which paralles Hwy. 17 and rode across to trailhead.

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OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
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