The All American Trail offers an 8-mile point-to-point route, perfect for cyclists looking for a moderate workout without the complexity of advanced trails. Traversing the perimeter of Fort Bragg in North Carolina's Sandhills Region, the trail boasts a variety of terrains — from almost flat to moderately hilly. Located in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, the trail is easy to access and great for both novices and intermediate riders.
The regular portion of the trail offers a straightforward ride, featuring a series of gradual hills interspersed with flat sections. While not a single-track mountain biking trail, it does offer a few challenges:
Many riders comment on the trail's accessibility and suitability for beginners. It's not technically demanding but does offer some level of challenge, particularly in sandy areas and a few steep hills. Recommendations include:
Current plans indicate that the All American Trail will eventually circle the entire boundary of Fort Bragg, extending approximately 70 miles through Cumberland, Hoke, Moore, and Harnett counties. Given that it is not regularly maintained, except for yearly controlled burns, the trail will likely continue to offer a "wild" biking experience.
The All American Trail is a fantastic local gem, especially for those living nearby. It's not a trail for those seeking technical challenges, but if you're interested in a straightforward ride that allows you to build up endurance and offers a bit of variety in the terrain, it's well worth a visit. As always, respect the trail rules, particularly the closure during hunting season, to ensure it remains a resource for all to enjoy.