4 miles
524 ft
-525 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Dead Fall Trail

  • Builder

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
  • 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    867 ft
  • Altitude max
    938 ft
  • Altitude start
    926 ft
  • Altitude end
    926 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,073 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jan 31, 2018
Avg: 3.65 (35 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to dead-fall-trail trailhead (36.175630, -79.996180)
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Dead Fall Trail Trail Reports

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...
Jan 13, 2018 @ 8:12am
Jan 13, 2018
Great condition after the week's rain! A few slick corners, but all is good and clear! The new added sections are packing in well.
Dec 26, 2017 @ 11:59am
Dec 26, 2017
Trail is in excellent condition. A couple of new fallen trees for added difficulty on the 1st switchback of Sherpa Hill...completely rideable. :)
Dec 11, 2017 @ 5:00pm
Dec 11, 2017
Trail was clear and in great shape. Couple of moist transitions and a couple of snow patches.
Nov 23, 2017 @ 7:30am
Nov 23, 2017
Trail fully cleared morning of Thanksgiving. It is in awesome condition! There are 2 new sections just added to increase trail length to now being...
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5 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.

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