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Overall :   4.0 / 5.0   based on 20 votes
Technical :   1.1 / 5.0   based on 20 votes
Climbing :   1.1 / 5.0   based on 20 votes
Freeride :   1.4 / 5.0   based on 20 votes
Scenery/Wildlife :   4.2 / 5.0   based on 20 votes
Flow :   4.5 / 5.0   based on 20 votes

Description
Location: South eastern most portion of Falls Lake, south of Highway 98 and west of Capital Blvd.
Miles: 3
Skill Level: Beginner
Contact: Park Office 919-996-5800
Link: Official Park Page

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Directions
Park Hours and Fees
Rules of the Trail




Description

Forest Ridge is an extremely beginner friendly trail. It is fast, flowy, flat, and fun. This is a great trail to bring young kids or to introduce singletrack riding to beginners in a safe and fun way. There is a lot of room for this trail to grow and mileage is expected to increase over time.

This trail is bi-direction and advanced riders will be able to carry significant speeds throughout the trail, so make sure to keep your vision up and be courteous to and cautious of other riders.

Directions

Driving Directions via Google

Follow Old Highway 98 until it ends becoming the park entrance. Continue down the parking lot all the way to the back to find the trail entrance just beyond the end of the parking lot. Signage and small wooden bridge will be visible from the parking lot.


Park Hours and Fees
8am to dusk, seven days a week. There is no fee.

Rules of the Trail

  1. All riders must wear a helmet.
  2. Respect the rights of all other trail users and obey park rules and regulations. Bikers must always yield to walkers.
  3. Plan Ahead.
  4. Ride only on officially marked trails.
  5. Keep your bike under control.
  6. Do not disturb or alarm wildlife.
  7. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times.
  8. Leave no trace (don't litter).
  9. Set a good example and report violators/hazards.
  10. Allow time to finish outings before the park closes.




This trail is not open for night riding except under organized night ride events coordinated with cycling clubs and park staff. Stay tuned to this site for upcoming night rides.

 

 


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Reviewed by:abarry
Reviewed on:07/10/2020
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Fun trail. Very smooth. Has a few small rocky sections. I wish it was directional. Its very easy to get going fast.
Reviewed by:Mtnman574
Reviewed on:07/09/2020
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Fantastic trail! Crabtree has always been considered “beginner,” but I would stat here first for a true single track experience. Ratings, and reviews above are solidly accurate!
Reviewed by:EdF
Reviewed on:04/28/2020
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Nice, flowy trail that includes some pretty fast sections. Great views of the lake with plenty of pull offs to stop for a drink and a bar. I like the main loop counter clockwise and the extension loop clockwise but they ride well either way.

Agree there is a lot of room for expansion here - could rival New Light in length given the acreage. Would be nice to set directional days or something to keep folks going the same way - there are some blind corners and it gets a little dicey at times if you're carrying speed.
Reviewed by:wolfie
Reviewed on:10/04/2019
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Reviewed by:SnowTrailsSurf
Reviewed on:08/28/2019
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Fun smooth flowy trail to do some laps.
Reviewed by:wolfie
Reviewed on:08/15/2019
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only real one climb of any significance. A few bridges, a few turns, very flowy. Fun to ride.
Reviewed by:edp81
Reviewed on:08/09/2019
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Fun trail. Not technical, but a great ride to get in some quick miles. Only difficulty is that it can get busy so don't plan on going hard the entire lap.
Reviewed by:donut
Reviewed on:07/31/2019
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Super fun for quick weekday laps. Takes about 30 minutes to get there from downtown Raleigh with traffic.

Not a difficult trail, but you can definitely get a good workout in if you ride a few laps pretty hard. Great views of the lake, as well.
Reviewed by:Zilla
Reviewed on:07/24/2019
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I rode Forest Ridge for the first time last Sunday when it was unbearably hot so I didn't want anything too difficult. The trail fit the bill for being flowy and fun without requiring a lot of technical effort. You basically pedal up the short up hills, and then point your front wheel on the trail. It's perfect to hone in on cornering and braking skills. You get beautiful views of the lake too. I plan to ride it again.
Reviewed by:EricF
Reviewed on:07/14/2019
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