Governor's Creek Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews
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Governor's Creek Trail is a 5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cameron, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
305 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

This can be a fast track, and is about 7 miles long if you ride all sections (technically has 2 loops). The trail has good flow; there are a lot of up and down, but it never feels like you are climb extremely long hills. The trail winds through the woods, and there are quite a few roots throughout. There are a few areas that have rock gardens, and there are some tight corners spread all over as well. In addition, the trail is in the middle of nowhere, so be mindful when searching for it. Be careful on this trail if it is wet!

hiking
2 days ago

it was a beautiful morning. honeysuckle just popped, and kinda overcast and cool. trail was perfectly kept. there are ups and downs and a few water spots. I went with my brother. we've lived here for years and never knew it was in our backyard. basically a beautiful day hike, bike, nature walk, nature photo shoot, possibly camping. i reccomend to any locals to check ot out.

mountain biking
14 days ago

Wonderful single track. fun, flowing, technical, and challenging in spots. Lots of surprises and features to keep you engaged. while not an expert, I can imagine this is the type of trail to develop expert level skills.

hiking
28 days ago

Recently learned about this trail and set out to hike it. I hit it on a late Friday afternoon and pretty much had the trail to myself.

What a beautiful trail! Not very technical to hike, but entirely a different matter on two wheels.

The entire trail was filled with a wonderful damp organic smell most likely due to the rains a couple days prior. Conditions were dry for the most part, damp in lower lying areas especially where crossing streams.

I’m motivated to return to begin running it with and without a ruck. It’s that fun. It’s been ages since my cyclocross days in the Midwest, but this trail was really calling to me to get back on a bike.

One final note: the trail winds through several private properties and notices are posted. Regardless, the trail is open for public use. However, riding it in wet conditions is prohibited. Don’t play that game!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Fun trail, lots of places to play! A little uphill, some downhill, curves, roots and all around good ride!

mountain biking
1 month ago

We intended to hike this trail but upon arrival there were many mountain bikers leaving out. Fortunately we had our mountain bikes with us! Had a great bike. My wife First Time mountain biking, she had a great time but did have to walk some sections. Property is marked private but one guy said he had been biking there for 7 years with no problems just don’t bike when trail is wet. Trail is well marked and directional...at the parking lot start off going to the left.

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Awesome trail for beginner to intermediate skill level. They do have an optional difficult trail called "the ghost"...so they got something for everyone at Governor's Creek. Little to no sand, which is always good. Highly recommend! Enjoy!

hiking
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Good hike. We had a great time. Strong stench of wildlife. Good times.

hiking
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Beautiful; be sure to view the "healing waters". Pay attention for bikers and give right of way, the trails are narrow.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

While directions will get you there, there are currently no signs at the road to mark the sight. Perhaps because it's on private property.

mountain biking
Monday, April 14, 2014

Nice clean and well marked trail on private property. Lots of fun with some ups and downs along with some twisty turns as you bump along over some roots. There are a couple of more difficult parts that have the option to bypass if you want.

hiking
Sunday, February 10, 2013

Does anybody know if you can ride horses on any of the trails?

mountain biking
Sunday, February 10, 2013

Amazing trail pretty technical but you can adjust with out pre planning your run easy drive watch out for the puddles after it rains some are deep holes

mountain biking
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

This trail really is great for it's winding paths and good jumps. Not forgetting the beautiful scenery. I recommend highly! It's also my favorite because it's close to home.

mountain biking
Friday, June 01, 2012

This is a good trail. It is very well maintained. The overview is pretty good summary, so get out there and check it out!

hiking
5 months ago

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