4 miles
Distance
379 ft
Climb
-347 ft
Descent
00:28:16
Avg time

Owl's Roost Details

  • Riding area
    Bur-Mil Park
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All
  • Global Ranking

Whether you're hiking or biking, the Owl’s Roost Trail promises a good workout. Voted the "best urban mountain biking trail" in the country by Bicycling Magazine, in 2003. The dips, twists, turns, and hops on the Owl’s Roost Trail make it a regional favorite for single-track riding. This trail is rugged compared to some of the other watershed trails and is the most technical ride in the system. The additional 1.3 miles of old fire lanes that have been converted to trails add an extra benefit to the trail. It is one of six watershed trails designated as part of the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail and is sponsored by the Greensboro Fat Tire Society.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Owl's Roost mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    32 ft
  • Altitude min
    742 ft
  • Altitude max
    802 ft
  • Altitude start
    748 ft
  • Altitude end
    780 ft
  • Grade
    0.168%
  • Grade max
    -30.383%
  • Grade min
    12.037%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,644 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:25
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Status:
on Oct 15, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (7 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to owl-s-roost trailhead (36.170149, -79.866670)
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Owl's Roost Trail Reports

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Oct 15, 2018 @ 8:18am
Oct 15, 2018
reporter Just up the hill from the big telephone pole bridge near greenway entrance
Oct 15, 2018 @ 8:10am
Oct 15, 2018
reporter 28” Hickory - two crosscuts needed
Oct 15, 2018 @ 8:08am
Oct 15, 2018
reporter 20” Red Oak - just needs two crosscuts
Oct 15, 2018 @ 7:58am
Oct 15, 2018
reporter I think this is stable for now, but it will need to be dealt with in a secondary assessment later on.
Oct 15, 2018 @ 7:53am
Oct 15, 2018
reporter
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Oct 15, 2018 @ 8:18am
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Aug 5, 2018 @ 10:47am
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Apr 6, 2018 @ 1:36pm
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Mar 23, 2018 @ 3:42am
Mar 23, 2018
Owl's Roost, Greensboro

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag DirtRyder336 (Mar 6, 2017 at 12:20)
 Great trail. Slightly more technical and rugged than Wild Turkey. Once you learn the fire roads there are several great route options you can change up to add some variety.

Probably not the best trail to take a beginner on given the roots and more tricky sections.
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  • + 0
flag Chief5683 (Jul 21, 2017 at 13:19)
 I like riding out from Bur-Mil Park then returning via Shady Side Trail.
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Owl's Roost and Shady Side
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