Historic Alamance County Cruise

Snow Camp, North Carolina

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The Historic Alamance County Cruise rambles through the quiet countryside in this section of North Carolina’s Piedmont. The gently rolling landscape provides the exhilaration of coasting downhill with the challenge of gradual climbs. This cruise explores three historic sites from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Alamance Battleground commemorates the last battle of the War of Regulation, a precursor to the American Revolution. The Alamance Historical Society includes a restored nineteenth-century manor and outbuildings with recently restored gardens. Historic Snow Camp with its outdoor dramas provides a glimpse of life for the Quakers who settled here in the mid-eighteenth century. The route also crosses Cedar Rock Park, offering a verdant respite from the rigors of cycling.
Road Biking North Carolina

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Road Biking North Carolina

by Judi Lawson Wallace (Falcon Guides)

The Historic Alamance County Cruise rambles through the quiet countryside in this section of North Carolina’s Piedmont. The gently rolling landscape provides the exhilaration of coasting downhill with the challenge of gradual climbs. This cruise explores three historic sites from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Alamance Battleground commemorates the last battle of the War of Regulation, a precursor to the American Revolution.

The Alamance Historical Society includes a restored nineteenth-century manor and outbuildings with recently restored gardens. Historic Snow Camp with its outdoor dramas provides a glimpse of life for the Quakers who settled here in the mid-eighteenth century. The route also crosses Cedar Rock Park, offering a verdant respite from the rigors of cycling.

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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Snow Camp
Distance: 41.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 600 feet
Top Elevation: 700 feet
Local Maps: DeLorme North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Historic Alamance County Cruise

Recent Trail Reviews

4/18/2008
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This is a nice 41 mile route. I was pleasantly surprised at the low amount of vehicle traffic on the route. Most roads led through rural country roads with peaceful pastures and good country views. The route is truly rolling terrain, nothing steep at all just some gradually steady climbing in the big gear. The only reason I rate this route lower is the "snarling ankle biting beasts (dogs) that will bushwhack you on Lambe Road at marker 21 mi. There are two sets of dogs one on the right and a few hundred yards further the two beasts on the left, the owners were present and unconcerned, (carry mace, club or 44mag). Otherwise the trip was pleasant after my heartrate fell back below 200 bpm!



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Apr 2018