Governor's Creek Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Cameron, North Carolina

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 is primarily used for mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

Length5.0 miElevation gain305 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyMountain bikingForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeBugsPrivate propertyNo dogs
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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!

There is parking at the trailhead, its nothing more than an open field. There are no facilities on this trail.

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"From Greensboro, take 421 S to Sanford and get on US 1 S. From Raleigh take US 1 S to Sanford. Take US 1 S past Sanford to Tramway, NC. At light, go right onto Carter Church road. Go about 5 miles to the end of this road. Turn left onto S Plank Rd. Take the first right onto Stanton Hill Rd. Take the next right onto Underwood Rd. Go less than a mile. At big curve in the road (with intersection) the parking area is on the right. You can't miss it with race signs, port-o-let, etc. Address: 3392 Underwood Road Carthage, NC 28327

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Ron Rockenbach
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Mountain bikingGreat!

Rode Governor’s Creek for the first time. Great trail conditions at 75 degrees. Met and rode with Ghost, one of the owners of the trail. Actually rode 3 additional miles not recorded on Altrails. Great trail.

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Janet Lacaden
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Hiking

Trails not marked well. Trail was listed as 5 miles but was actually 6.6 miles.

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Sarah Weiffenbach
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Hiking

great trail! flowy & techy. nice uphills too

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Travis McBride
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Mountain biking

awesome as always

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Esther Shamess
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great trail

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Kerry Yi
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Mountain biking

Yes this is for mtb only. No hikers. Great narrow windy trails for xc riding. Hard tail and light suspension is sufficient. Great for working on bike handling and cornering, and cardio. This is on private land and the owner is gracious enough to let the public use.

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Stephen Cockrell
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Mountain biking

Fun trail

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James Fortier
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Hiking

The trail is not as advertised in terms of distance. More has been added and the trail could be marked a little better. It’s a beautiful trail otherwise and I believe the full route is 6.8 miles. At about 3.5 miles in, I caught a switch back and ended up doing 4.3 hiking with my 7 y/o. We had the whole place to ourselves as the last two bikers were leaving. Also the elevation change is more than advertised as well. Without completing the entire loop I hit 424 feet of elevation. Not a big deal but obviously more than in the description. If I were into biking, this place is just hard enough to get a beginner into a bit of trouble but nothing black diamond here. It’s a great beginners course and it’s well maintained. Lots and lots of switch back so just be sure you don’t jump one and end up double backing or skipping an entire section. Not a big deal when hiking but I could see it happening on a bike. Bette for bikes than hikes but there isn’t much around Sanford and it when it empty it’s empty. I gave it a 4 but it would get a 4.5 if I could.

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Kerra Bennett
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This is a bike trail and privately owned. There are signs that say no hiking. Totally sucks that it’s not in the description because we drove 50 mins out here.

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Amy
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Hiking

Awesome for mountain biking. Do not recommend for hiking.

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David Chavez
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Mountain biking

Good trail. Has a lot of climby bits and some speedy bits. A couple trees on the trail and I cleared most of the spiderwebs with my face so you’re welcome. Mos def not for beginners like myself. But it was still fun

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Joe C
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Mountain biking

Great trail, challenging in parts

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Jessica Stevens
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Hiking

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.

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Lonney Gregory
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Mountain biking

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.

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Christian Soto
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Running

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!

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Karin Flint
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Mountain biking

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

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Duane Danis
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Mountain biking

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.

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Cool Guy
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Hiking

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

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Ed Watt
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Hiking

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

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Joseph Mulroney
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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.

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Morgan Woolley
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Hiking

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

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David Garrett
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Mountain biking

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

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Jared Gallagher
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Mountain biking

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.

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Jarrett Morgan
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Mountain biking
First to Review

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

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Jeremy Moore
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Jacob Shamess
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Hiking
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Jacob Shamess
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Hiking
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Jennifer Shamess
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Road biking
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Jennifer Shamess
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Road biking
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Andy Plisko
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