UNCW Campus - Trail, Wilmington, Carolina

UNCW Campus - Trail, Wilmington, Carolina

DESCRIPTION

Twisty, tight, often sandy in spots, after a rain can be very muddy. Best riding at the beach. Lots-o-logs!! Ride over, not around. Fast whoops with potential for sweet air. We used to be locals and kept these trails in shape. Pay homage and do your part. This means maintainence. Don't let the Universitty take away the only real trails in the area. Long live the UNCW Bike Club!

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 27, 1999]
Matt T

Just read the above description. I had a hand in the construction of some of these and they are the best you will find in the area. Get out and ride!

Customer Service

Make up your own loop. Lots of options.

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None, drive to the mountains!

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2
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[Dec 29, 1999]
DC

Fun for the area. The rollercoaster like section is definitely sweet if done fast and if you catch air.
If the trail is too easy, go faster/

Customer Service

behind wagoner hall. enter through the suite area

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Dow rd. There is a place back ther that has some sweet dune surfing sort of like in kranked. up to 5 ft dropoffs into a sand dune. Best fun you'll have on the beach.

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3
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[Dec 31, 1999]
Q-man

These trails are the best wilmington has to offer. Some the most fun riding is found around the creek near Rose Ave. and the woop-de-doos near Wagner Hall. A good two hours can be spend exploring.

Customer Service

Recently posted blue arrows show the way to an interesting combination of loops.

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8 hours west down Interstate 40

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2
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[Jan 10, 2000]
MTB Rider

This is the only decent riding in the Wilmington area, with the exception of the Muddy Dungeon. But, the Dungeon is still off limits to most of us (ask local shop workers for advice about Muddy Dungeon). As far as UNCW woods.... it sucks ass! Too sandy, and way too damn flat. If you get off riding behind campus, you must have never ridden anywhere else outside of the coastal plain. I know its really all we have, but.... you can only beat a dead horse for so long until it becomes very, very, very boring. Get a life, get racks for you car, and head your car/ass west in search of better riding. If all you like is riding the whoops behind the suites, sell you mtn bike and buy a BMX/freestyle bike. Wake up, there's more to mtn biking than this. I HAVE SPOKEN!!

Customer Service

Just shut your eyes and pick an opening in the trees.

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The Muddy Dungeon, if it ever opens to the public. Other than that don't bring a mtn bike to Wilmington. Quit bitching and ride a road bike. It'll make you a stronger rider anyway. Otherwise, head west!!!!!!!

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[Jan 11, 2000]
Brad Worley

I have two comments: First, sadly to say, I have to somewhat agree with MTB Rider's comments. I also would much rather pack up the car and head west for better riding. But, who has that kind of time? And I agree that riding behind UNCW is boring, but we have to ride somewhere around here. My second comment is to say thanks to those who have put in many an hour working on the trails behind campus. Hats off to Jason Millington, Dr. Dockal (one of the original trailbuilders), and countless others who have put in time to make the best of the only thing we have.

Customer Service

Just pick a trail in the back of campus and start riding, you'll find a line all your own.

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None, except the Dungeon, if it opens back as previously mentioned. Otherwise....I have to agree with MTB Rider and say "You owe it to your mtn bike to take it elsewhere to ride!"

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[Mar 14, 2000]
Jeff Howell

good ride if you make the most of it. Call me at Bill Curry's cycling and fitness (910)392-4433 for group rides

Customer Service

same

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Check out the blue clat rd trails, there cool

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3
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[Jul 21, 2000]
TomP

I have only been on this trail once (today 7/21) but I have to agree with everyone else. We are riding mtn bikes anf there ain't no mountains in Wilmington. Except maybe at Pure Gold but you don't want to ride your dirty bike on those!
Anyway, I followed the BLUE ARROWS. Very decent mix of straight single track and twisty, narrow, almost tunnel-like single track. The 'roller coaster' portion near Wagoner Hall & International House are nicely constructed and can be even more fun at full speed. While riding watch out for the mosquitos!
Sections of the trail are VERY sandy and can cut your speed. Overall the trail is a good ride.
I will be checking out Blue Clay RD in the next few days and will file a review since nobody has reviewed these trails in awhile.
This trail is good for beginners, intermediates and everyone in between. Rock climbing, mtn busters will be disapointed.

Customer Service

Park at Wagoner Hall and enter either at the head of Road F (I think that is the rd) or start down by the Suite building.

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Somebody send me info on muddy dungeon, please.

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3
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[Jul 28, 2000]
Tom P

Second time on the trail. Followed the Blue Arrows (put up by a good man at Chain Reaction). This time went deep in and found the trail that runs along side the creek. VERY FUN! Good whoops and lots of roots/bumps to keep you from getting bored. There is one place to cross the creek (saw what appeared to be another one but it involved a "leap of faith" into the creek!) that, for me anyway, involved a hike and bike. The trail picks up and runs along the creek before coming out behind the suite dorms. Turned around at this point. Will explore later.

Customer Service

Blue Arrows!!!

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4
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[Aug 26, 2000]
Mark

I am from San Diego and I fond it quite pleasant to cruise along on the pine needle strewn trails. I do agree that it is flat and often too tight or sandy to really spin. I am also less than enthralled with adding so much spider web to my diet (it is better than Blue Clay).
That said I think this is a good beginner/ reconditioning ride. I needed some flat spins just to shake out the cobwebs (pun intended) and enjoyed my visit to Wilmington. It is not San Diego, but I preferred to ride over body boarding. One question, is parking free at UNCW?

Customer Service

follow blue arrows if you can

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Blue Clay

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3
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[Dec 02, 2000]
Adam C

I have started to clear the trails of all the pine straw and leaves, and it is surprisingly easy. It just takes a long time. So I'm going to be leaving a bunch of green rakes everywhere, so please help out and do what you can to clear out a few 100 yards every so often, and in no time, we might have it cleared. This would make it a much faster trail. Also, some more log crossings, and jumps are going to be going up on the sides of the trails. If you can't ride this stuff, don't tear it up. Just leave it be please. Thanks for everyone's help.

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