3 miles
Distance
239 ft
Climb
-238 ft
Descent
00:24:19
Avg time
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Blue Heron Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Watershed Trails
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    All
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Other
  • Global Ranking
    #19908 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking

This trail is fun, flowy and easy on the rider. It's one of the easiest in the area and is a great trail to start new riders on. It has many whoop-dee-doos and some climbing - but nothing extreme.

The trail skirts along the shore line of beautiful Lake Townsend. There is plenty of variety too as the trail leads you out of the woods for multiple power line crossings. A few sections have deep gullies and dips that are fun to blast through and out of on your bike. Blue Heron flows great and is relatively easy for any rider or hiker to tackle.

Access Info

Parking lot at trailhead: 4953 Yanceyville Rd, Browns Summit, NC 27214
Search Google Maps for "Blue Heron Trail Head"
https://goo.gl/maps/g6JS93dMGh62

Disclaimer

Do not ride closed trails.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Blue Heron mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    718 ft
  • Altitude max
    753 ft
  • Altitude start
    730 ft
  • Altitude end
    732 ft
  • Grade
    0.013%
  • Grade max
    -15.935%
  • Grade min
    20.307%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,758 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:19
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:15
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Status:
on Aug 3, 2020
Wet
Avg: 3.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Blue Heron Trail Reports

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      Aug 3, 2020 @ 5:34am
      14 mins
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      Jul 31, 2020 @ 1:49pm
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      Jul 26, 2020 @ 7:46am
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      Jul 23, 2020 @ 1:25pm
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      Jul 18, 2020 @ 6:42pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      reporter All trails open
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 27 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 370 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 589 rides
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      Apr 17, 2020 @ 3:08pm
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      Mar 2, 2020 @ 8:22pm
      Mar 2, 2020
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      May 19, 2019 @ 5:46pm
      May 19, 2019
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      Feb 3, 2019 @ 3:08pm
      Feb 3, 2019

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      Blue Heron Trail East to West Greensboro NC
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