3.3 miles
Distance
81 ft
Climb
-80 ft
Descent
00:25:17
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
  • 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
    #51141 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #84298 in Trail Running
    • #50375 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 5 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
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Do not ride closed trails.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Blue Heron bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    718 ft
  • Altitude max
    753 ft
  • Altitude start
    730 ft
  • Altitude end
    728 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -7.1%
  • Grade min
    7.5%
  • Distance climb
    5,112 ft
  • Distance down
    5,240 ft
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    00:25:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:54
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      Blue Heron Trail Reports

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      Jun 28, 2022 @ 8:32am
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      Jun 27, 2022 @ 11:13am
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      May 29, 2022 @ 9:56am
      May 29, 2022
      reporter Trail open 5/29/2022
      May 28, 2022 @ 8:39pm
      May 28, 2022
      reporter Trail Workday, weedeat power line and did pruning. Fritz-3 hrs Chris-3 hrs Kimberly-3 hrs Mike-4 hrs Jason-4 hrs Elizabeth-4 hrs Steve-2...
      May 28, 2022 @ 5:36am
      May 28, 2022
      reporter Trail closed
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      • 13 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 284 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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