Several hiking and mountain biking trails are located at Carters Lake. Most of the trails at Carters Lake are multi-use, open to hiking or mountain biking. Please be courteous and share the trail with other users. Bow hunters also use trails during hunting season. ATV's are strictly prohibited on all trails.
Ridgeway Mountain Bike Trail
The Ridgeway mountain bike trail system is located in Ridgeway Park. Riders pass through mountain vegetation along high ridges that overlook deep clear water, then descend to cross small creeks. The main trail is a loop approximately 6 miles long. Several other short spur trails exist within the park that allow for longer rides. Trail features include a mixture of single track, narrow logging roads along with challenging climbs, stream crossings and technical downhills. Time required to complete one loop ranges from 35 minutes for expert riders to more than one hour for beginners. The trail can be accessed from the mountain bike tail parking lot near the boat ramp. Orange trail marker posts are easy to follow with arrows pointing the direction along the entire loop.
The Amadahy Trail is located in the Woodring Branch Recreation Area. This 4-mile loop trail is excellent for all skill levels. Users are treated to great views of Carters Lake along most of trail's length. Trailhead parking is located off the Woodring Branch access road. Time required to complete the trail is approximately 30 minutes for bikers and 1 hour and 15 minutes for hikers.