Blue Clay

Wilmington, North Carolina

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3 Reviews
3 out of 5
Excellent little technical gem, particularly for an area that’s mostly swamp, pine groves, and sand dunes in some combination. The logs and pyramids just keep coming, and the big creek crossing will give even the most foolhardy a moment’s pause. This is a good test of balance, handling, and unclipping skills. The trail is well laid out, making good use of the terrain and natural obstacles. A trails area near the parking lot is continually under development and offers an even higher level of skill.

Blue Clay Professional Review and Guide

"Excellent little technical gem, particularly for an area that’s mostly swamp, pine groves, and sand dunes in some combination. The logs and pyramids just keep coming, and the big creek crossing will give even the most foolhardy a moment’s pause.

This is a good test of balance, handling, and unclipping skills. The trail is well laid out, making good use of the terrain and natural obstacles. A trails area near the parking lot is continually under development and offers an even higher level of skill."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Wilmington
Distance: 3.1
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour
Trailhead Elevation: 20 feet
Top Elevation: 20 feet
Local Contacts: New Hanover County Parks and Recreation (910) 343-3680
Local Maps: Flyer and map available at local bike shops.
Driving Directions: Directions to Blue Clay

Recent Trail Reviews

1/1/2008
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This trail system is now the best in Wilmington, hosting a number of races and other events. A "must-ride" if you brought your mtn bike to Wilmington.


5/31/2006
0

I live in Wilmington NC, this trail is more or less closed. It's overgrown and pretty much un-ridable. The original shape was a figure eight. The left side of the figure eight has been logged and closed for the construction of a juvenile prison/center. The right side has pretty much over grown due to lack of use. It’s unfortunate because it was a probably the most technical trail in Wilmington; however, at this point, don’t waste your time trying to find it.


11/24/2005
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Directions did not take us to the trail, so we did a quiet road ride in the area until we ran into the juvenile center. We rode into the center and encountered signs saying "restricted area". I think things have changed a bit since the original posting.



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May 2018