Owl's Roost Trail

Greensboro, North Carolina 27395

Elevation Gain1,123ft
Trailhead Elevation780ft
Elevation Min/Max741/809ft
Elevation Start/End780/780ft

Owl's Roost Trail

Owl's Roost Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is 3.5 miles long and begins at 780 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,123 feet. This trail connects with the following: Atlantic and Yadkin Greenway.

Owl's Roost Trail Trip Reports

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I ride this trail a couple of times a week. This is a great trail to work on your technical, bike handling and root negotiating skills. The trail is very dangerous when it's wet.

There are 3 four foot or higher log pyramids the last one at the top of a climb which is a killer. Two root infested climbs that are really nasty when it's wet, a great gulley (20'+ deep) to drop into and lots of big ring cranking along the shore of the lake.

Watch out for walkers, runners and other bikers especially on the weekends. There are 3 or 4 regulars that refuse to yield to climbers so be aware when you are going uphill.

I start at the first gravel parking on Owls Roost rd. go down the trail to the greenway go right, go about 1/4 mile, the start of Owls Roost is on the left just past the dock. The trail follows the contours of the lake for awhile then you have two tough rooty climbs. A trail comes in from the right at the top of the second climb go straight. Tackle all of the afore mentioned obstacles then you come to another split in the trail. Left takes you out to the greenway right takes you on doubletrack that has two lenghty climbs with two equally lengthy downhills. These are great. At the top of the second climb there is another split, left puts you out at the top of your second rooty climb, right gives you another fast downhill and puts you out about 3/4 way through the trail.
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The Owls Roost trail is a great trail for all skill level of Mountain Bikers. The trail can provide a challenge even to the Advanced bikers but can also be a good trail to learn on. The huge gully takes commitment, and all of the log pyramids create quite a ride. The peaople who use this trail are always great and the views of Lake Brandt can be a great spot for a picnic. Have fun & remember to always wear a helmet.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Bur-Mill Park (336) 545-5300
Local Contacts
USGS Lake Brandt
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