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Lowlands Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 83' 25 m
Descent: -75' -23 m
High: 490' 149 m
Low: 423' 129 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by Russell Hobart

A creekside trail in Carolina North Forest.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek

This trail was conceived and constructed by mountain bikers. It is popular with trail runners (both UNC and local High School Cross Country teams practice here) but the bikers fly through and blind curves can be dangerous. Please be on alert and give way.

Description

This trail is probably the most confusing and braided of the trails at Carolina North. From the OWASA Corridor, look to your right as you're going upstream just past the big bridge that Tripp Farm uses to cross the stream. The exit and entrance are there.

Go uphill and at the first intersection take a left. Continue on and then cut straight through at the next intersection which is the broader Maytag trail. Cutting through some tight pine forest, you come to another intersection where you turn left again. Soon, the trail turns back around and continues rolling back and forth just uphill from the OWASA Corridor until it finally meets back at the beginning.

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Sep 13, 2018
Seth Spangler
1.8mi
Dec 25, 2017
Peter Somers

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Long morning shadows crisscross Maytag.
Mar 3, 2017 near Carrboro, NC
The top of the Lowlands Loop traverses peaceful forests.
Apr 12, 2017 near Carrboro, NC
Lowlands Loop starts with this smooth, winding singletrack.
Apr 5, 2017 near Carrboro, NC
The Lowlands Loop cuts through thin pines in this section.
Apr 12, 2017 near Carrboro, NC
A rocky tributary serves as your trailside companion along OWASA Corridor.
Mar 3, 2017 near Carrboro, NC

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