Smith Lake Trail is a 7.2 mile loop trail located near Fayetteville, NC that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for mountain biking.
It was nice all and all but there was a lot of glass on the trails in some spots where the roads meet the trails . The lake had a lot of junk round it. And it was way to sandy 4-6 in. deep. We had to go off the trail and ride beside it for most of it. I'm not counting this one out just yet tho. Waiting for a good hard rain to go back .
Boo! I got the joy of "road marching all the way around this while in the army. Road marching is when you hike with a 35 pound rucksack on your back holding your weapon, and in FULL uniform. So we did 12 miles of that around this area...more than once...good memories.
I only ran the Green for 2 laps, just to get a feel for the course. It was pretty well maintained and there were a few others on the track aswell. Best I've seen around the Fayetteville area so far.
Rode this today for the 3rd time. Parked at the turnout across from the horse stables and rode Blue->Black->Green and somehow this was 10.2 miles instead of the normal 8.9. Not sure if I got geographically embarrassed or something else. Still good fun, much too sandy, particularly on the blue parts. Have heard that the best time to ride is right after the rain. It would be great if MWR brought in a couple truckloads of good clay to fix some of the sandy hills and build ramps to some of the little bridges. Either way, I'll ride it again as it is close. Glad that Bragg has a nice course here on post.
Update: The Blue Loop has now been extended. The trail consists of just less than 12 miles. Great Job Guys!!! A great trail for the novice and intermediary riders. Also, there have been new loops (red and brown) added to the trail.
Decent ride good for honing a new tuning setup but no challenge needs more jumps watch that sand too you can do a lot of drifting
I have been out here a few times, not bad, just no camping on the trail, so start early. Also hiked a volksmarch in leaderhosen. Not a present experience, especially with little children. Decent trail all in all.
Its a pretty good trail. It needs to be revamped because it used to be much better.
Fun trail if you combine the intermediate and advanced loops together.