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Blue Clay Trails

(updated: Feb 18, 2009)

These trails are located on Juvenile Center Rd. off of Blue Clay Rd. As you drive down Juvenile Center the parking lot will be on your right under the powerlines. There's a Blue Clay Park sign there now.

If the parking lot is chained off the trails are CLOSED. Please come back when it is open (check this site for trail status), or find another spot to ride. DO NOT PARK ALONG THE ROAD! THE SHERIFF DOES NOT LIKE IT.

The trails are CLOSED when wet. Always check this website for trail status. If the site says CLOSED the trails are considered closed. Riding Blue Clay when wet/soft will enable the trail to hold more water longer and the time needed to dry out will continue to increase.

Follow the signs. Ride within your ability. Wear a helmet.

When you are riding the trails and come to the street crossing and want to do the trails on the other side (hilly side), BE VERY CAREFUL CROSSING THE STREET!! All it takes is for someone to have a close call or get hit for the Sheriff to change his mind about having mtn bikers in the area. Follow the signs and you shouldn't get lost.

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History of the Blue Clay Trails

Interactive map of other local trails

Filed Under: Trail Info > North Carolina > Wilmington

Google Earth (.kml) files and GPS eXchange (.gpx) files.
GPS eXchange (GPX) file. For uploading to your GPS.

AVERAGE RATING: (8 ratings)

1. Dave gave it:

I rode this area in the late 80s all the way up to the jail was built on motocross bikes it is fun on my mountain bike as it was back then.

Jul 16, 2011 @ 10:25 AM

2. COYOTE gave it:

Thanks to all the volunteers that make it happen! Great trails!!

May 6, 2011 @ 11:53 PM

3. Chris B gave it:

Great course and extremely well maintained. Other courses in the area are overgrown and covered in Poison Ivy, not the case here. The Northern part is an a$$ kicker, a series of decents and climbs on a ridge line test your heart size. Tons of roots, a good moderetly technical ride. the pump track at the begining is a great warm up. Full trail took and hour to ride, garmin said we burned 1100 calories.

Jul 7, 2010 @ 9:12 AM

4. casio gave it:

I love this trail! I want to go back, but I'd like to know if all trails are open? If not all of them are, is it worth to drive one hour to ride whatever is open?

May 4, 2010 @ 2:50 PM

5. Joe gave it:

Great trail what i got to ride i checked the status before i made the hour and a half drive and when I got there a big part of the trail was closed which made it confusing. Not to complain but if there are parts of the trail that are closed let us know about don't post that it is all open.

Apr 5, 2010 @ 7:13 PM

6. Tyler gave it:

The track is the best track I have ever rode it is hard to stay away from. The hills and bumps make you want to stay all day and ride.

Jan 1, 2010 @ 4:19 PM

7. Peter gave it:

Coming from Chattanooga I was very pleasantly surprised with these trails. The tight, twisty singletrack never gave me a break. I was constantly accelerating out of turns and decelerating into them. The rooty bumps make sure you keep your hands on the bars and the North Shore ladders and bridges keep it interesting for those with the nerves. I'll definitely bring my MTB again next time I'm in town!

Nov 29, 2008 @ 10:32 AM

8. Austin gave it:

Putting in perspective that you are at the beach, these trails are awesome and you can tell a lot of hard work went in to make them. These are a must ride if you are in the area!

Oct 15, 2007 @ 10:18 PM

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