Owl's Roost Trail

Greensboro, North Carolina

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
These eight miles of single- and doubletrack ( a two-mile loop at the end of a three-mile, one-way out-and-back) are only for those seeking a challenge. There are no lengthy climbs, but several technical ascents -- along with each corresponding descent -- make this trail a worthy proving ground for the best of riders. It's a pretty ride along Lake Brandt, but you won't have time to look around while riding; be sure to stop and enjoy the view. Most of the elevation change occurs along the short, steep climbs and descents on either side of small creek ravines near the lake. Otherwise, it is basically level. Despite the technical demands (or maybe because of it), Owl’s Roost Trail has become a local favorite, which partly explains the erosion of the more difficult sections.
Mountain Bike! The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Mountain Bike! The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains

by Steve Jones (Menasha Ridge Press)

These eight miles of single- and doubletrack ( a two-mile loop at the end of a three-mile, one-way out-and-back) are only for those seeking a challenge. There are no lengthy climbs, but several technical ascents -- along with each corresponding descent -- make this trail a worthy proving ground for the best of riders. It's a pretty ride along Lake Brandt, but you won't have time to look around while riding; be sure to stop and enjoy the view.

Most of the elevation change occurs along the short, steep climbs and descents on either side of small creek ravines near the lake. Otherwise, it is basically level. Despite the technical demands (or maybe because of it), Owl’s Roost Trail has become a local favorite, which partly explains the erosion of the more difficult sections.

©  Steve Jones/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Greensboro
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Season: Year-round.
Local Contacts: Lakes, Trails, and Greenways Director, Parks and Recreation Department, 336-545-5300
Local Maps: Greensboro Watershed Trails map is provided by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Driving Directions: Directions to Owl's Roost Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Nearby Trails

Activity Feed

May 2018