Signal Hill - TRAIL

Signal Hill - Trail, Statesville, Carolina

I had a great time on this trail. There was a variety of terrains and obsticals that would keep anyone entertained. At the beginning of the trail were hilly runs with switchbacks. Later in the trail were a few manmade obsticals like a see-saw, a log bridge, and a 3-foot wheelie-drop. The third part of the trail features a line-up of four or five whoop-de-doos. This is a not a great trail for honing technical skills, but it IS a great trail for having a lot of fun!

User Reviews (10)

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Guest   Weekend Warrior [Jun 10, 2015]

Review: My first impression, the trail needs some serious work. By far it is probably the trail that I will not go back and ride unless I have no trails nearby. Unfortunately, Lake Norman is not far down the road so this trail will have to be bypassed until something great happens on this trail. Not very user friendly in terms of a safe feel to the place. While it is on the funny side you could probably film a low budget horror film in some parts of the section..lol. Right now, just a trail that needs tons of TLC, trimming, and tons of loving to bring it to a good trail status.

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none

Similar Products Used: not Sure
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john   Weekend Warrior [Mar 11, 2012]

This trail has gotten better very quickly over the past year. The crew has dramatically improved the drainage of this otherwise fun trail. The new features are sturdy and fun although I've not gotten the guts to do them all as yet. The flow is great for a compact area with a great variety of terrain packed into the design. If you haven't been there in a while definitely check it out. Also disc golf back nine surrounds the trail with dangerous interaction unlikely.

Customer Service

Gravel lot at trailhead, one enterence, follow arrows, do the whole thing including circuit city (counterclockwise).

Similar Products Used: Lake Norman, Poston, USNWC
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5
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tydydownthehighway   Cross Country Rider [May 26, 2008]

About 9 months ago their was intrest in maintaining this trail. But, like many old trails, newer trails have taken their place. This trail is city owned, but they only do upkeep if provoked to do so. Bike shop used to have a weekly ride, but I think they moved it to Lake Norman State Park. It was a fairly good trail.

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tydydownthehighway   Cross Country Rider [Sep 16, 2007]

Since moving to Statesville, I have been alternating between this trail and the one at Lk Norman State Park. From what I gather, this is built on a landfill. So the vegetation makes it look a little run Down. It also cicles the Statesville Park and Rec Maintenace area. Seeing it is a city park,you would think they would mow the lawn on a more regular basis. But I see the workers at the soccor field during girls soccar games or at Bo Jangles,more then I see them working. But the trail has new signs thanks to the new disc golf course that weaves through. The trail is a little over 4 miles in length. I cut out a mile,because I've picked up a couple of ticks in the tall grass by the water treatment plant. The trails has the same charecteristicks as the Fisher Farm trail down the road in Davidson(although regular riders of that would tend to disagree. A lot of roots rocks,small log jumps,1/2 foot drop offs. It's a trailt that keeps you pedeling. A good aerobic workout. The more I ride it ,the more I like it. Great after work ride with many watering holes nearby to grap a cold one afterwards

Similar Products Used: LNSP Monbo trail,Overmoutain Victory Trail,Dark Mountain Trail,HoBBy Park, Riverview, Uwarrrie, Bent Creek
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4
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3
JackDar   Weekend Warrior [Mar 28, 2007]

Pretty fun little trail, It is currently now being maintained I think by Tarheel Trailblazers. If you park at the correct area, which is across from the mall, the trail starts to the right. Fast singletrack, fun little whoop dee doos, and a few knarly rock gardens make this a fun ride for a lunch break or after work...

The only two things I didn't like were:

1. City of Statesville Cesspool shortly after the beginning of the ride and end of the ride. You don't ride through it, but you do pass by... PEEEUW...

2. Crossing the "big bridge" leads to a very urban part of the trail, with a couple of rusty appliances lurking nearby and a little broken glass here and there...

This ride is very near the city park (on the backside) and is not much more than an hour long... If your a strong rider, probably less...

The trail is very clearly marked and well maintained, so go ride!!!

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4
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2
DeaconBrett   Cross Country Rider [Nov 24, 2005]

Rode this trail today while up at my parents for Thanksgiving. Looks like I am the only one to have ridden it in the last 2 or 3 months. Really overgrown and no maintenance at all. Shame it has a lot of potential. All trails are overgrown with grass and thorns. Pretty soggy too.

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1
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Go4DaGreen   Weekend Warrior [Aug 04, 2004]

I rode this trail in July 2004 and I hated it. It is in dire need of some maintenance. There are trees and weeds growing across the trail, making it difficult to navigate. It appears as if it was once a great ride, but not this season. At one part of the trail, there were weeds with thorns growing across the trail, causing me to end the ride with 2 flat tires (slow leaks). Save yourself the headache and go ride the Itusi trail on Lake Norman instead.

Similar Products Used: Itusi, Renaissance Park, North Mecklenburg Park
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mckajd03   Weekend Warrior [Dec 18, 2003]

I rode this trail once during september because I had just moved to Statesville and was excited to find a trail less than a mile from my house. HOWEVER, I was thoroughly dissapointed when I discovered that the trail had not been maintained AT ALL. There was not ten yars without some sort of overgrowth, fallen tree, or at least a spider web. a times I could not even tell if I was riding the right path, or if there was even a path at all. This trail is so misleading because it has a nice map carved out of wood at the biggining that has been painted and everything. But that is a far as the good stuff goes. This trail would be great if someone would keep it up, but as it stands, it's worthless

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2
alamator   Weekend Warrior [Aug 31, 2003]

I took a left from parking lot and it was not much fun. It had been mowed or bush hogged in some places and thats the only way I could tell where trail was. The grass was still 6"-8" deep. Shrubs, vines and overgrowth got stuck in rear deraillure & cassette and had to stop and remove junk every few minutes...along with a face full of spider webs every 10 feet. When was the last time someone rode this trail? Whenever a singletrack emerged, it was soon blocked by a fallen tree or branch. It took me 45 minutes to reach the bottom at 4th Creek and I bailed out at the city garages.

Customer Service

The one to the right(?). I don't know. But if I go again, I'm wearing pants. My legs got shredded.

Similar Products Used: Itusi Trail at Lake Norman, Riverbend Park
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James Stokes   [Dec 25, 2001]

See other reviews for this trail under the name of Trash Trail.

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4
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