4 miles
503 ft
-513 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Dead Fall Trail

Dead Fall Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Oak Ridge
    Oak Ridge, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • Family Friendly
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Garden, Skinny, Other
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #38318 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager
    Town of Oak Ridge, NC

This is an excellent trail to better your skills as a mountain biker. Take caution on your 1st few laps to learn the trail. As you increase speed it will quickly prove to be the most technically challenging trail in the Triad!

Access Info

Trail head is at the north end of the park. There is a gravel lot next to the town storage building. Trail head is next to the dog park and runs counter-clockwise starting north along the dog fence. This is a One-Way trail.Hikers walk in the clockwise direction.


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More Stats for Dead Fall Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -10 ft
  • Altitude min
    867 ft
  • Altitude max
    938 ft
  • Altitude start
    927 ft
  • Altitude end
    916 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,383 ft
  • Avg time
  • view trail stats
on Nov 20, 2018
Avg: 3 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to dead-fall-trail trailhead (36.175630, -79.996180)
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Dead Fall Trail Trail Reports

Nov 20, 2018 @ 7:54am
Nov 20, 2018
Great trail conditions. Only light leave intrusion as the park just recently blew it off. They hit 99.9% of the trail, missing the last 100yds,...
Oct 28, 2018 @ 6:41am
Oct 28, 2018
Looks like trail work has been done here. Trails were clear. Roots just a little slippery from previous rain.
Oct 17, 2018 @ 5:56am
Oct 17, 2018
1 more day of trail clean-up tomorrow (10/18) and the trail will be good as new following the carnage of hurricane Michael. It's rideable now, but...
Aug 23, 2018 @ 6:02am
Aug 23, 2018
4 trees need to be removed. 2 are navigable. However there are 3 that are dangerous or must be traversed off bike. 1st rideable is just before the...
Jan 31, 2018 @ 1:41pm
Jan 31, 2018
Today was the greasiest I've ever seen the trail. It seems that the rain a couple days ago got just below the surface before our freeze that...
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Jan 15, 2017 @ 3:00pm
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Jan 15, 2017 @ 3:00pm
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Dead Fall Trail, Oak Ridge

7 Reviews & Comments

  • - 1
flag Bjwellisley (Jan 15, 2017 at 15:04)
 Most technical trail you'll find in the Greensboro, NC area.
  • + 2
flag DirtRyder336 (Mar 6, 2017 at 12:11)
 Trail feels a bit like it was made with no tools other than a rake and a leaf blower.
  • + 2
flag Cazy (Apr 12, 2017 at 15:50)
 I rode here recently and was able to clear everything. Technical, maybe if you consider taking another hard left or right after going with the flow for about 5 seconds and heading back up anther off camber filled with roots section of trail.
I've been mountain biking for 27 years and this is one of the worst trail systems I've ridden that is designed as a mountain bike trail system. I give The builder credit for trying but way too many miles were crammed into too small an acreage. This results in no flow whatsoever. I think the longest coasting section was maybe 7 to ten seconds long then it was back on the brakes for another hard turn and start off again uphill. Most technical trail in Greensboro? Maybe because the trails in Greennsboro aare built fairly easy. Fun? Sorry, this trail didn't bring me any enjoyment whatsoever.
If I'm gonna leave Greensboro to ride, I'd pass this and head to Moore Springs. Way more technical with better designed trails and sustained climbing and downhills. Danville even with a little longer drive.
  • - 1
flag mattrichmond (May 9, 2017 at 9:46)
 hey cazy, someone worked hard to build that trail. if you dont like it dont ride it. like all trails, it will take some time to bed in. i havnt ridden it yet, but i look forward to it. thank you whoever got out there with a leaf blower and a rake! cheers! matt.
  • + 0
flag Cazy (Nov 17, 2017 at 6:33)
 Hey Matt, this is a comments section. I left my opinion. Yes, I’m sure someone worked very hard designing and building these trails. I never said they didn’t. Don’t worry. I won’t ride there again. I hope you enjoy these trails. Just left my opinion saying that having ridden all over the country. These were probably some of the least enjoyable trails I’ve ever ridden. Again, my opinion as an experienced rider. I know the builder of these trails is no stranger to leaving harsh criticism on another local forum. This is in no way demeaning him at all. I just didn’t like these trails.
  • + 2
flag catssuck (Jul 19, 2018 at 16:01)
 garbage. today was my first time and i lasted around a half mile before i turned around and went (the wrong way) back. without a doubt the worst trail i've ever been on. fortunately k-ville wasn't too far away so I got my ride in ther.
  • + 1
flag tkrumroy (Nov 3, 2018 at 13:29)
 With all due respect to the creator of this trail - I think it's perhaps the least fun trail I've ridden in my life. I was drawn to it because it doesn't close after rain but was disappointed quickly. However - it rained all day yesterday and the trail was as dry as you could as for today, so it does drain well.

With that being said, there are so many switchbacks and so many miles fit into such a small area that it's practically impossible to get up to speed. Plus, the trail continues to spit you out at places where it's really difficult to find where to get back into it. I had to have my gps open the entire time to ensure I was on the right track and somehow still missed the northern most part of the trail. It does appear as though someone tried to spray paint arrows on the trees years ago but it's not nearly labeled in a way to ride in a fun way. I hate it because we don't have many trails out this direction.

Kernersville Mtn Bike Park is far more fun, far easier to get up speed, and actually feels like it's made for mountain bikes. There wasn't a single burmed turn in this whole trail, it kind of feels like it was made for cross country runners.

I guess it's better than nothing but I wish that someone would team up with the guy who made this trail and fix it so that it's rideable.

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