Camp Lejeune Brig - Trail, Jacksonville, Carolina

Camp Lejeune Brig - Trail, Jacksonville, Carolina

DESCRIPTION

Home of Mud, Sweat, and Gears, as well as several other races all year round. Trail is well marked, and new trails were just put in in the last two weeks. Lots of ups and downs, hill climbs, and fast sprint sections. Several easy to very technical log crossings, guaranteed to throw you off at least once. This trail just got extended, we rode for at least an hour and ten minutes and never hit the same trail twice. Unfortunately when it rains, some of it goes underwater, you might get wet, but overall you can't beat this trail for its speed, its hills, and log crossings. Better than the Pyranna Pit, and probably up over the Air Station, its just pure fun through the woods.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 29, 2010]
DHill
Cross Country Rider

Located on base just to the left of the Brig (jail). You start off from a fire-break (tank) trail and head into the woods. From here, there are no signs and the trail is not maintained. I rode on the trail during 14-17 June 2010. The trail was not maintained, cut back, or otherwise cared for since, I would guess, winter ended. I stopped to carry the bike across a ditch and was attacked by black flys. As I hurried to get across so I could get away from those things, I noticed a Tick crawling up my leg. I pulled it off and kept riding, only to find that I was lost and the trail would just abruptly end. More than once I had to turn around and head back in the direction that I came from. I got tired of this and headed back to my vehicle, via a fire-break road. Once there, I pulled another tick off me and proceeded to the hotel. On the route to the hotel, I had to roll down the window and toss ticks out of my car. Once in the hotel parking lot, I again pulled more ticks off (deer ticks too). I showered and went to get something to eat, and yet again, more ticks. Okay. So I got over all this, with little sleep because I felt like things were crawling all over my body, got home (Virginia) and discovered that I had chiggers too! Lastly, I ended up with poision ivy AND chiggers. I'll always remember this ride so I guess you can say that IF YOU RIDE HERE, YOU'LL HAVE A MEMBERABLE RIDE.

Customer Service

Don't ride it.

Similar Products Used:

Highway 17 or 24.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Oct 10, 2009]
FallujahBlaster
Weekend Warrior

Good trail. Provides a variety of obstacles, switch backs, short climbs, and short down hills. Because I work on base, I try to ride this trail at least once a week. Every Tuesday and Thursday, until February 2010, there is a group ride at 11:30 A.M. I've never participated, but sounds like fun. I believe the Tuesday ride is for beginners and the Thursday ride is for more advanced riders. Make sure you lather up with bug repellent. I got a bad case of the chiggers the first time I rode this trail. As for the best time to ride this trail, in my opinion it would have to be when it is raining. Believe it or not, the trail doesn't really get that muddy. Some portions will have puddles, but nothing a bike can't cross.

Customer Service

Part of the trail has been cleared and built over recently interrupting the flow of the trail; but no worries. Once you come upon this "interruption" just turn around, take a left on the gravel road you passed over prior to the "interruption," follow the gravel road, go past the manmade structures, and look for the trail on the left side of the road.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 26, 2008]
hayhole
Racer

Great fun! Twisty, technical and fast! Very well maintained and worth the stop to get a pass. About 5.8 miles long and can be completed pretty quickly, it took us about 35 minutes to finish, with a mph range of 9.2-10.6 depending on our drive.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 08, 2007]
Brady
Weekend Warrior

As of yesterday I found the trail with alot of issues. About 3/4 of a mile is destroyed and missing. Some went in and did some logging or something and the trail is missing I will be working on the areas I can remember, try to find out if the contractors are going to do any more damage and are they going to finish clear cutting the area or what their intentions are.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Nov 29, 2005]
drewactual
Weekend Warrior

This is a fantastic trail for the flatlands- well maintained and constantly evolving. It has a little of everything, made for bikers by bikers- FAST safe structured bridges, sucking sand, black mud, burst uphills, short drops, and roots by the millions. The big log crossing is the highlight for me- but opinions vary. I can't tell you it is world class, but it is a world class job done by the local bike club (down east cycling) with the materials nature provided. Only two issues I have- trail is marked very well in some places and not well enough in others. After someone has shown you won't have a problem- but you better be watching when it merges with tank trails and then splits again, otherwise you will be wondering around looking for a little bit. Next are the bugs. My God the bugs are aggressive blood sucking malicious vandals. My advice is DO NOT STOP in the warm months unless you intend on donating copious amounts of blood. There is no negotiating with them- bug spray just lets them know you are coming. My best advice is for you to talk your least favorite riding buddy to ride point- when they start screaming drop to a smaller cog and double cadence. Prayer may work but I think they must pray too."God is great God is good let us thank him for our food..."

Customer Service

If you have a base pass and don't know, ask the Marines at the gate. If you don't have a pass- ask the pass office person while you are getting one. It is easy though- just realize the trail head starts probably 100 meters or so down the road you are parking next to- on the left.

Similar Products Used:

"minnow pit" at MCAS Cherry Piont; Landing on hw58 is decent but not technical by any means.

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

One of the best maintained trails I've ever seen. This trail rocks. The obstacles are semi-abundant and are always in tip-top shape. It's great. When a log pile starts to get old, it disappears and a new one is built somewhere else. I really feel like a freeloader when I ride this trail. I clear felled trees when I come across them (or stack on it to make a pile), but that's the extent of my efforts so far. I suppose I will finally have to make one of DEC's meetings. Anyhow, if you haven't ridden it yet, you're missing out. I talk to people once a month who road-trip from different states to ride this trail, and they always love it. Bottom line, if you like XC riding with a hint of danger, this trail is for you. Thanks DEC!

Customer Service

Use directions from other reviews to find the trailhead which is clearly marked. There are two or three obstacles which can be dangerous to beginners, so be careful.

Similar Products Used:

New River Air Station Haywood Landing (part of Croatan National Forest) Anything else requires a road trip.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 15, 2003]
Cross Country Rider

Very twisty. Some mud after a few weeks of scattered rain. Puddles are more like ponds, but they are rideable. Some good log jumps. End seems to be newly cut. Good ride for all skills. Better riders can hit this one fast.

Customer Service

Park off Lyman Road and head down the tank trail to find the singletrack to the left... That's the start. The "new" finish comes out by the barracks... other side of the sand lot.

Similar Products Used:

Only decent one I know in that area.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 30, 2000]
Dave

hey thats pretty cool, I was a jar head there years ago and thats where I really started to ride. Sounds like it has changed alot because when I was there it ws real small and boring. Glad to here it...have fun.

Customer Service

i dont care....

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 16, 2000]
Old Glory

First real mountain bike trail I've ever ridden. Done it twice, and it's great. If I wasn't flipping over my bars I was crashing on my side. About 4.2 miles and took me an hour the first time, 45 min the last. Lots of roots, fallen trees and inclines. Will take time to master, but great for a beginner like me to see what mountain biking is about. All the advanced riders I know love it too, so don't think it's only for beginners.

Customer Service

Either from the Piney Green gate or the main gate, follow the signs to the beach. At the Lyman road intersection turn right, and a tank trail on your immediate left will take you to it. The trail starts about 100m down on the left. You can't miss it, police tape marks the start.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 16, 2001]
Jeremy

Tight,twisty single track with many,many log crossings.There are a few areas where the track comes out beside Snead's Ferry Rd. and dives back into the woods in the beginning(to the left).THis trail has several different terrain types to it making it a very fun and interesting track with a fair amount of technical areas.When you first enter the trail(to the left) you'll be on Pig loop a twisty section that has a slight feel of switchbacks with how tight it is.Then you'll go onto Joe's trail that ends in a very short downhill to the NO FEAR BRIDGE and loops around to take a section out by Snead's Ferry RD. and then dive back into the woods for some more action to cross a few sections of logs to be out by the Rd. once more.Follow the edge and pass the Well house and turn in diagonally to the gravel rd. and follow the trail into a nice dip that you can really get some speed on.Pass a sandy(sand is evil)Rd. and follow around into the pines where after a short fast sprint bunny hop the log follow around to the rifle range(hmmm speed??)after about 1/8 mile lob yourself onto the swamp bridge(pallets) and jump onto Phil's trail after the poles which begins with sand(sand is evil) and has a couple of "half pipe" sections and some old hiding holes for the soliders(watch these on the side of trail but,will take a tire if you let em) and follow around to sand again(did I mention sand is evil???)after a short stint go on and get welcomed to the jungle,a gnarly rooted area which you usually have to spin your tires through about a foot of muck and mud and onto the awardee bridge afetr which is Racerpig passwhich has a couple of short climbs and very short downhills and then the roller coaster and the freeway which is a fast flat section that has a one or two turns in it.You'll then be on Dave's trail which turns into Dead Deer trail and there you'll have to negotiate a log crossing in a fairly tight uphill turn and then cross a 4' log crossing which is very nicely done.Onto the fitness trail which ends in the honda trail that has a few dozen log crossings for you to end your first lap.I'd have to give this trail a 5 star rating as it can give some out to the beginner and challenge the best of em.

Customer Service

Best way to get to it is to take Hwy. 24 to the Camp Lejune Main Gate,stop by the visitors office and have your driver's licience,regristration,proof of insurance handy and let em know your riding the Brig Bike Trail.Pass the gate guards and follow the main road for about 3 to 4 miles and you'll see a set of twin concrete bridges(one for inbound traffic the other for outbound) about 200 yds. after there will be a left hand turning lane with a stopsign (stopsign for turning lane only)Stop here and take a left.You'll be on Snead's Ferry Rd.Follow Snead's ferry Rd. for about 1/8 th of a mile and go to the second stoplight.This will be Lyman Rd.Take a right onto Lyman Rd. go about 50 yds. and a sandy parking area will be on the left beside a dirt rd.Get your bike off the car and go down the dirt rd.(same side as parking area)and follow for about 50 to 100yds. and the trail starts on your right and left.The trail head to the left is the usual route but either way is good.If your preparing for any of the races the race usually goes to the left way first.

Similar Products Used:

THe Piranna Pit in Havelock,Beaver Dam in Bridgeton,Air Station Trail in Jacksonville, and the Bicycle post trail in Greenville.Check out www.thebicycle.com for up and coming races.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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