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Warrior Creek Loop

Average Rating:    (5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

The Warrior Creek area has been revived by the Brushy Mountain Cyclists Club (BMCC) who accepted the charge to resurrect the trails of the Warrior Creek Campground in Winter, 2008. Already in place were six or so miles of old hiking trail that had been around but generally unused for over 20 years. The WC Loop is now complete and connects to the WC section of the OVT (see “OVT at Warrior Creek” for separate review). Most of the “old tred” is along the West side of the campground. Some sections of fall-line trail have been patched up or rerouted. The new trail follows the contours along the East side of the campground. Some old road beds were also connected if they were usable and sustainable.

The Warrior Creek Loop is ~12 miles long. The recommended route is directional on alternating days: On EVEN days of the month ride CLOCKWISE and use the West Entrance to the Loop. On ODD ride COUNTER-CLOCKWISE and start at the East end. All future loops will have the same recommended direction. Kiosks with calendars and better signage will be added soon.

The Warrior Creek Campground is home to the “Six Hours of Warrior Creek,” an annual event in early spring.
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Latitude
36.10337765743359
Longitude
-81.29010021686554
Trail Length
11
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
State/Territory/Province
NC
Country
US
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Review Date
September 30, 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: Ivanchuk ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Warrior Creek should be renamed Coney Island, it's ridiculous fun. Super flow, Brushy Mountain Cyclist's club have milked this terrain for speed. There are some tough climbs but you are quickly rewarded. The rock gardens are fun and plenty tech for the weekend rider like myself but I hear that experienced riders plow thru them full tilt. The scenery is great with big boulders and views of the lake. I've seen wild turkey and trailed 2 big deer on my last ride.

Recommended Route:
I enter at the gatehouse and ride counter clockwise.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Overmountain Victory Trail
Dark Mountain Trail



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Review Date
June 6, 2011

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: Stephen ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Rode OVT about three months ago, and finally got back to ride Warrior Creek this weekend. In one word: fantastic.

I rode counterclockwise.

It's now 12.1 miles of pure adrenaline-pumping ups and downs that can be as easy or difficult as you decide.

I wouldn't take a beginner here, as the berms, rock gardens, and uphills can be a little challenging to someone who isn't comfortable on their bike yet.

K3 (the big uphill) wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Basically the same as the long uphills on OVT. The rock gardens were a little challenging, but nothing I would consider dangerous. There's an easy route through them. The second rock garden is longer and a bit more technical.

Most of all this trail is about flow. You can get into a rhythm and just rail it once you've found the right path through the berms.

Recommended Route:
I've only been counter.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
OVT.



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Review Date
March 29, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: sst ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Warrior Creek trial can't be compared to other trails. The best comparison I've heard compared it to a new girl that you just can't get off your mind. When your not with her, you want to be. Your always thinking about her. Counting down the seconds til you get to see her again. Dreaming about her at night. Longing to feel her embrace again.
That describes Warrior Creek to a tee.

Recommended Route:
see above recommendations.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
OVT (the hot sister)
Dark MTN. (MILF)



Comments
jwgd (05/16/2011)
I'm headed up there to ride them all this weekend. Your review has me more excited than ever! lol!
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Review Date
September 13, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: emcclung ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I recently rode the Warrior Creek Loop for the first--but definitely not last--time recently. In a word: epic. Maybe it's because I'm a recent transplant from the flatlands of Florida, but I just can't get over this trail, it's that great. Lots of steep ups and downs, berms, rock gardens, other technical challenges, you name it. I've been to a few other trails within an hour of my home base in Winston-Salem, but so far nothing else really compares. The nearby Dark Mountain trails are great, but for true epicness go to Warrior Creek. Kudos to the trail builders, who clearly know mountain biking.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Dark Mountain



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Review Date
February 9, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: rusty904 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Easily the best trail in the Kerr Scott system and I'd go so far as to say the best trail I've ridden short of the mountains! I'm not sure on the exact distance these days but I think it must be around a 10.5 mile loop.

To me this trail is basically the OVT but more so! Longer, faster, more technical, tougher climbs etc.

Wow, hat's off to the BMCC for a beautifully made trail! The terrain may be lacking in comparison to the mountains but the trail design makes the best use of every inch.

The terrain is fairly smooth with the exception of a somewhat challenging rock garden. Every fast corner is bermed allowing you to maintain ridiculous speed if you know how to use them. There are multiple downhill sections where you go back and forth zig zagging from berm to berm. There are plenty of opportunities to get airborne but the lips aren't so steep that you will go flying against your will. The climbs are a challenge but manageable. Other trail features include creek crossings, bridges (both wide and skinny), and some nice views of the lake.

The drive for me from Winston is about an hour but I would drive a lot further for this trail. Well worth your time.

Recommended Route:
If you have the time I suggest going to the visitor center near the reservoir, ride the OVT out, connect it to Warrior Creek and ride the OVT back (about a 24 mile ride is you take the optional shiner's loop both ways.

If you don't, drive past the visitor center until you get to Warrior Creek campground and just ride the loop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you can invest a full day of riding, ride all three OVT, Warrior Creek, then Dark Mountain. They're all nice trails. Pisgah and Dupont if you have time.



Comments
Lule (02/28/2011)
FYI: OVT from the visitors center does not connect to Warrior Creek. OVT has two parts that has a residential area in between.
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