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Bur Mil Lake Brandt

Average Rating:    (4.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

Rolling terrain, well smoothed trails. Some logs, mostly single track. Gully after gully in spots. Steepness varies from gentle to quite steep. Entering trail from entrance side of park allows for an moderate downhill run of about half a mile. At the bottom of the hill the trail empties out to a swampy area. At one time there were bridges across the swamp. From there the trail passes the lower parking area and fishing pier. Ride will be split between serpentine flats and gully scections. Some gullies will be 30 to 40 feet of elevation change and fairly steep. Trail may have slick spots, roots and logs depending upon weather and upkeep. Beginners can navigate this trail, but may find themmselves pushing a time or two.
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Latitude
36.170221702545085
Longitude
-79.8667860031128
Trail Directions
US 220 North out of Greensboro to Owl's Roost Road. Left into Bur-Mil park. Gates close at dusk. Parking may still be available at lot beside entrance. Trails start next to entrance behind volleyball courts for a fairly long downhill start, or by fishing pier on Lake Brandt side of park to get straight into the meat of the trail. Fishing pier start point is accessed by driving past golf course and clubhouse to barns at the bottom of the hill. Trail runs off to right and follows lakeshore.
Trail Length
4-6 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Greensboro
   


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Review Date
July 13, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: swixjohnson ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A fun set of trils if you happen to be in the Greensboro area. There are a number of loops so it is a bit easy to get confused. Tgis is a fun trail with some technical section that keep you focused and some really fast switchbacks. Best of all they are actually for mtn biking.

we parked in a little pull off just after the bridge. There is a sigh that states no biking but dont worry about it. This trail will take you to the MTN biking trails. However if you happen to come accross a runner/walker on this .5 mile section please show some respect and let them pass.



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Review Date
June 1, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: macheat ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
If you've read the reviews you'll know there are several trails around Bur Mill Park. What I am describing is not Owl's Roost Trail, but the joffing trail that begins near the Par 3 parking lot and ends at the greenway down near the lake.

The trail is an old friend and for the most part is short, non-technical, pretty easy, and a lot of fun. The beginning of the course, between the entrance near the Par 3 course parking lot and Owl's Roost Road has been changed over the last few years and become more technical. I usually get on the trail from Owl's Roost Road after I ride Owl's Roost Trail and it takes me down to the greenway. This would be an excellent route for a beginner. It will start with a long downhill, so if you ARE a beginner make sure you don't let your speed get away from you. You will regularly encounter pedestrians on this trail. The only downside to this trail is that it doesn't handle rain well and there will usually be some majoy muddy/boggy sections for a long time after a rain.



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Review Date
July 25, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: rallyrabbit ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
My home trail! It's a good trail for a city the size of Greensboro. Not much elevation change (20-50 feet tops probably). It's on a lakeside, well maintained. It can be descently technical in places.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Higgens, Hobby, Townsend



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Review Date
May 25, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bunamun ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great trail! Very fun, fast.

See photo gallery, maps, and more of this trail:

http://www.landrywebstuff.com/Triad_Trails_Web_Site/html/trails_page_roost.htm

Other recommended trails in the same area:
http://www.landrywebstuff.com/Triad_Trails_Web_Site/html/index.htm



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Review Date
May 19, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: terryash ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
There are several trails at Bur-Mil Park. The most well known is the Owl's Roost trail. Two other named trails exist, Big Loop and Little Loop. These all branch off of the Greenway. There are two other trails that branch off of Owl's Roost, but to my knowledge, they do not have names. One is "U" shaped and splits off and returns to Owl's Roost, the other branches off of Owl's Roost near the end of the trail that is outside the park, and parallels Owl's Roost, eventually tying in to the U-loop mentioned above.

Altogether, there is probably about 12-14 miles of trail not counting the Greenway mileage.

Recommended Route:
Mix and Match, but beware of wet days, the roots become pretty slick



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