4 miles
Distance
379 ft
Climb
-347 ft
Descent
00:28:30
Avg time

Owl's Roost Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #15861 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

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.

More Stats for Owl's Roost 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
    00:28:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:25
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Status:
on Oct 20, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.3 (7 votes)

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

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 20, 2019 @ 5:13am
      Oct 20, 2019
      reporter Trail closed due to wet conditions
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 3:35pm
      Oct 18, 2019
      reporter All trails open
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 7:41am
      Oct 16, 2019
      reporter All trails closed due to rain
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 12:15pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 6:44am
      Sep 14, 2019
      Clean and clear.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 266 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 310 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 1, 2019 @ 5:53am
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      Aug 5, 2018 @ 10:47am
      Aug 5, 2018
      56 |
      Apr 6, 2018 @ 1:36pm
      Apr 6, 2018
      24 |
      Mar 23, 2018 @ 3:42am
      Mar 23, 2018

      Trail Lists

      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Chief5683 (Jul 21, 2017 at 13:19)
       I like riding out from Bur-Mil Park then returning via Shady Side Trail.
      [Reply]

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      Owl's Roost and Shady Side
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