3.5 miles
379 ft
-347 ft
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Owl's Roost Details

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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.

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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
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  • Distance climb
    1.7 miles
  • Distance down
    1.5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,644 ft
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Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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Dec 4, 2010 @ 9:35pm
Dec 4, 2010
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Dec 4, 2010 @ 9:34pm
Dec 4, 2010
Owl's Roost, Greensboro

1 Review & Comments

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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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