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owls roost

Average Rating:    (4.41 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 37

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Latitude
36.150489376935084
Longitude
-79.85086441040039
Trail Directions
bur-mil park
Trail Length
5 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
greensboro
   


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Review Date
July 12, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Eric Magz ,  Racer

Summary:
This trail is a mix of both semi-technical parts and some fast, just-for-fun parts. This trail has a lot of roots so i would recommend a full sus. but i see a lot of people riding hard tails on it. There is also a lot of hills, both up and down, and a pump track here or there. if you haven't ridden it, i would definitely suggest you try it out. and a little more down the greenway there is a trail called wild turkey. if you get them both in during one day. yo will feel like you just made out with the hottest girl on the world. its that much fun

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Another trail thats under a mile down the path is wild turkey. i ride that at least once a week. the funnest trail thats within a 25 minute drive from my house.



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Review Date
August 1, 2011

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: Gabe S. ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Awesome trail !This is a real MTB course with some nice challenges .Has anything what makes it exiting ,lots a roots and rots ,uphill and downhill ,difficulty is not overkilled!Not an absolute beginner trail but if you have been riding a few months you will not have problem !Also nice view to the lake!The folks from Fat tire did a good job !Also there is a local grup who taking care of the fallen trees after thunderstorms .People is nice ,Hikers are not too cocky !Also has great location surrounded with other nice trails and also connected to each other, so you can spend your half day ride around the aria without using your car...After your ride you can enjoy the fresh air by hang out on the pier ...

Recommended Route:
Both direction fun :from Bur Mill park to Greenway littlebit harder than- from Greenway to Bur Mill...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wild Turkey ,Big Loop trail.



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Review Date
May 7, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Leeshee ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trail was great at the beginning and end. Well maintained there. Lots of fast, fun sections. The middle is suffering from EROSION? Tons of well-exposed roots. Roots are okay, unless there's so many, you can't recover from the last batch. Not the greatest terrain to ride on. Needs attention. Great views of lake though. Prefer Wild Turkey - flows much better IMHO.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wild Turkey.



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Review Date
June 23, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mark prickett ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
What a blast ! Visiting Greensboro and loving the trails out here.
Rode Owls Roost and found it to be rooty, rough in spots and twisted like a pretzel!
My hats off to the Greensboro fat tire society for putting down some excellent singletrack.
worth the drive from Delaware and if any of you guys are thinking of coming east ,lets ride!!

Recommended Route:
I started out in Bur-Mil park and rode Big loop then picked up owls roost then down the greenway to wild turkey which took me to lake brandt marina took left and went down road about 1/2 mile to reedy fork trail on right .
Another great trail I might add, this took me over to The Blue heron trail andthen I rode back the same route.
This is just over 34 miles and well worth it!!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Anything that these guys have built and any of the Greensboro watershed trails.
Once again great job Greensboro Fat tire Society!
Check out their websight



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Review Date
March 28, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Stampers ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Though kind of the O.G. of the Greensboro trail network, this trail recently has seen some nice reroutes and maintenance to keep it up-to-date with the newer Wild Turkey and Blue Heron trails. Much smoother and flowier now than pre 2004. Always a must ride for the Greensboro area and can be linked up with numerous other trails in the area via the greenway.

Recommended Route:
Either way is fine and a great ride...

Go to www.greensborofattire.org for trail status. Trail is closed when wet.

To contact locals visit our local rider forum: www.biketriad.com

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wild Turkey, Blue Heron, Country Park, Bur Mil, Reedy Fork



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