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Overall :   4.0 / 5.0   based on 9 votes
Technical :   1.3 / 5.0   based on 9 votes
Climbing :   1.3 / 5.0   based on 9 votes
Freeride :   2.1 / 5.0   based on 9 votes
Scenery/Wildlife :   4.0 / 5.0   based on 9 votes
Flow :   4.1 / 5.0   based on 9 votes

Description
Location: North of Johnston Mill Nature Preserve and east of Duke Forest, between Durham and Hillsborough
Miles: 9
Skill Level: Beginner

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Directions

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Park Hours and Fees
Dawn 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.
  11. Park management has requested that group rides park at the boat ramp parking area. This leaves ample parking for the users of the open play lot.




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.

 

 


Review Brumley Forest trail

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Brumley Forest trail has been reviewed 9 times by our trianglemtb.com guests.

Reviewed by:TheLastAidStation
Reviewed on:06/20/2017
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Very flat and fast with some flowy roller coaster stuff in the middle of the Brumley Loop. Super wide and for the most part hard pack. There are a couple rocky areas, but not technical in the least. Great use of the terrain by the trail builders to make it interesting. It should be noted that there are not bathroom facilities or water on site so make sure you are prepared. The big loop can be ridden in under 45 minutes which is perfect for a water bottle refill if you brought extras. It does get crowded with other trail users and a heavy population of mountain bikers from mid morning to later afternoon on weekends and most evenings on week days.
Reviewed by:murr
Reviewed on:06/06/2017
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Best trail in the triangle. A little confusing at first, trying to find the other trails. Seems like the only way to get to the other trails is to start on the blue loop, about halfway through you can exit onto either the yellow or orange, and that's where the fun begins. Fast and flowy mixed with enough technical sections to keep it interesting. This is my favorite new place to ride. We need more like it!
Reviewed by:Red
Reviewed on:05/20/2017
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Fast, easy trail. Glad we have another option in the Triangle. If you want fast hard packed flowy fun, this is for you. If you are looking for a technical advanced option, find a different Trail. Thanks again though for continuing to make the Triangle a great place to ride MTB.
Reviewed by:Doughnutz
Reviewed on:05/07/2017
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The Brumley trails are very nice. Expect lots of people, especially walkers, joggers, etc. Everything is very mild with very little in respect to typical Triangle technical features, in regards to logs, rock piles, climbs covered in roots, etc. A couple of the ravine dips are very square in the bottom, and caught me off guard with how harsh and abrupt they were with little to no transition from bottom to exit. They probably feel very different running the opposite direction. Hopefully these smooth out with age. Just enough high speed off cambers to keep you awake and alert. Well worth the drive from other parts of the Triangle.
Reviewed by:Koontzicle
Reviewed on:05/06/2017
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Best flow in RTP. Love the planning and design of the trail. Well worth the ride out from Morrisville. Some mild climbs, small jumps and a lot of fun. Will be going back.
Reviewed by:David H
Reviewed on:05/03/2017
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Not too technical. One end of Springhouse Loop has some rocky sections that might be hard for a beginner. Same area has some off camber turns that if you come in too hot, you will blow out the turn. In general the trails are not very technical.

There are gradual climbs but nothing very steep. One end of Springhouse Loop has some moderate climbs.

No freeriding. Some very cross country friendly jumps.

Scenery is beautiful. A very nice nature preserve that you definitely feel 'away' from the world. Have seen wild turkey a number of times while being out there.

Lots and lots of flow. This trail offers West Triangle a very nice addition of flow in comparison to other local trails. Briar Chapel has some pieces of flow but Brumley was a much needed and thankful flow trail to have.
Reviewed by:MarkMTB
Reviewed on:05/02/2017
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A nice, smooth trail that can let you keep up a good cadence without needing to navigate anything too technical. Springhouse has a few rocky areas to keep you on your toes when you are carrying speed. Buckeye is like a smooth roller coaster; another good section to carry nice speed on, except when the clay is a bit wet and gets tacky.

Given the speed some folks can carry through these trails and the fact that the trails are bidirectional, keep your eyes open for oncoming riders and hikers!
Reviewed by:Nash04
Reviewed on:05/02/2017
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Rode only Springhouse on Sunday which was pretty nice as long you avoided the hikers and bikers that think they're on a race track. Great workout especially dealing with the climbs which are not long but steep enough to make you use your tall gears which I haven't use in a long time. It basically reminded me on some trails that I ride up in Canada when I go on vacation.
One suggestion would be to put more markers for the parking direction, had a few people asking for direction and I was lucky enough to print out the map. The only one that I saw was near the bridge where it connects to the Wood Duck way.

Good workout.
Reviewed by:woodchip
Reviewed on:05/02/2017
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Rode on grand opening day (in the intermediate group ride). While I did not find it technically challenging, there's lots of flow, and that equals lots of fun!

There's some rocky sections to navigate, but it's fairly tame... and so are the climbs (because there's virtually zero to speak of) so I think beginners should have no problems.

I went again one week later, and it was a bit damp. The red clay portions made for some slow going as my tires were sinking into the clay. As such, I prefer riding this trail when it's dry (and fast).

All in all, there's a few little jumps, some whoops, and some nice scenery, but it's really all about the flow!

Oh, watch out for 2way traffic that also includes hikers!