4 miles
Distance
379 ft
Climb
-347 ft
Descent
00:28:20
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
    #15861 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

Local Trail Association
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
    00:28:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:25
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Status:
on Jan 13, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.3 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
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  • Gate Gate
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      Owl's Roost Trail Reports

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      Jan 13, 2019 @ 10:57am
      Jan 13, 2019
      reporter Rain - All Trails Closed
      Jan 7, 2019 @ 10:53am
      Jan 7, 2019
      ???? rideable as I moved 2 trees. Still have to hop a few, but this trail is supposed to be for “experts”!! ????????????????
      Dec 16, 2018 @ 4:08pm
      Dec 16, 2018
      reporter Rain - All Trails Closed
      Dec 9, 2018 @ 6:38am
      Dec 9, 2018
      reporter snow! break out the fat bikes...
      Dec 9, 2018 @ 6:34am
      Dec 9, 2018
      reporter snow! break out the fat bikes...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 89 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      • 310 rides
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      Nov 21, 2018 @ 11:59am
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      Owl's Roost, Greensboro
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      Aug 5, 2018 @ 10:47am
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      Owl's Roost, Greensboro
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      Apr 6, 2018 @ 1:36pm
      Apr 6, 2018
      Owl's Roost, Greensboro
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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.
      [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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