Pumpkin Loop Trail
ElevationAscent: 111' 34 m
Descent: -111' -34 m
High: 567' 173 m
Low: 484' 148 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)
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“An approximately. 2.5 mile loop in Carolina North Forest on a wide gravel and dirt trail.”— Chris Lynch
The trail starts at the Locust Parking Lot in Carolina North Forest. Proceeding in a clockwise direction from the trail access gate, the trail climbs very gradually for the first half mile. Just before 1 mile, you'll cross the PSNC Corridor utility easement, where there is a trail kiosk with a trail map.
Continuing on the Pumpkin Loop, after about 1.25 miles, you'll cross a paved section of the Carolina North Greenway with formal street signs - weird! After another .25 miles, the Pumpkin Loop again crosses the Carolina North Greenway and continues in the woods.
At about 2 miles, the trail briefly joins the Carolina North Greenway before the Greenway ends and the trail continues on for a brief segment that is closer to singletrack than the wide gravel/dirt road that is has been previously. At about 2.25 miles, the trail passes through a gate and then joins the gravel road that provides access to the Locust Parking Lot. The last 0.25 miles of the trail follows this road to the parking lot.
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Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes
Land Manager: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill