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Cane Creek Purple Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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6.3 mile 10.1 kilometer out and back
98% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 382' 117 m
Descent: -382' -117 m
High: 652' 199 m
Low: 557' 170 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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An out-and-back singletrack featuring several creek crossings and a run on top of Cane Creek Dam.

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Features Lake

Closes for 24 hours after rain.

Description

This purple-blazed trail starts just off the entrance road to the park and connects the day-use side of the park to the camping side. The trail starts off by following an easy educational nature trail through the woods, continues onto a brief run on an open gravel road, and then finishes off the western section of the run on a longer open section on the top of an earthen dam.

After the dam, the run becomes more technical. The latter half of this trail is in dense oak/hickory forest. There are several creek crossings (a couple without a bridge) and rocky seections that can be challenging. The southern half of the trail climbs to ridge-tops and descends steeply to the creek crossings.

After 3.2 miles, the trail terminates at another Cane Creek Park Trail - the southern red-blazed route. Turn around and go back for a 6.4-mile run or connect to the Red or Green Trail.

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A short section on a gravel road.
Oct 11, 2017 near Mineral…, NC
A scenic trail along the top of the earthen dam.
Oct 11, 2017 near Mineral…, NC
A rocky section along the creek.
Oct 11, 2017 near Mineral…, NC
A bridge at the bottom of the downhill.
Oct 11, 2017 near Mineral…, NC

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