04/16/2024
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In Elizabethtown, North Carolina, Browns Creek Nature Trail and Mountain Bike Park have long been beloved destinations for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The Town of Elizabethtown recently unveiled an exciting addition to this cherished attraction—a brand new two-mile beginner’s trail courtesy of Cape Fear Sorba.

Thanks to the efforts of Cape Fear Sorba, this beginner’s trail provides an accessible and enjoyable experience for novice cyclists, young riders, and families looking to explore the great outdoors. Located just off West Broad Street in Elizabethtown, the trail can be easily accessed from the lower parking lot, inviting visitors to embark on a journey of discovery and adventure.

Cape Fear Sorba, a chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to crafting, enhancing, and conserving exceptional trail experiences for mountain biking enthusiasts across the Cape Fear Region of North Carolina. Since its inception in the fall of 2009, Cape Fear Sorba has been at the forefront of promoting outdoor recreation and fostering a sense of community among riders.

Initially formed by a group of passionate individuals within the Cape Fear Cyclists community, Cape Fear Sorba has since grown to include over 170 members. Their dedication and hard work have resulted in developing and maintaining trails spanning New Hanover, Bladen, and Brunswick Counties, including the renowned Browns Creek Bike Trail and Nature Trail.

Situated discreetly off Highway 87, opposite the Elizabethtown airport, Browns Creek Nature Trail and Mountain Bike Park attracts thousands of tourists each year, drawn by the allure of its scenic beauty and recreational opportunities. Now, with the addition of the new beginner’s trail, visitors of all ages and skill levels can immerse themselves in the natural splendor of the park and experience the thrill of mountain biking in a safe and welcoming environment.

Whether you’re a seasoned rider or a first-time cyclist, Browns Creek Nature Trail and Mountain Bike Park offers something for everyone. So, lace up your hiking boots, dust off your bike helmet, and head to Elizabethtown to explore this hidden gem in the heart of North Carolina. Come discover the beauty of nature and the thrill of adventure at Browns Creek Nature Trail and Mountain Bike Park—the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages.

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