Overmountain Victory Trail

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  4.5 from 13 votes
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Rank: #2 in the Central N. Carolina area
#6 in NC, #62 Overall
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Jul 16 Red - Trail is closed - storm damage.
Trail in the area near Millers Creek,
“Smooth, rolling singletrack with banked turns and berms that will make you smile.”
Paul Stahlschmidt on May 19, 2013
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5.18.2 milesKilometers 449’137 m Ascent 1,165’355 m High 3% Avg Grade (2°)
Singletrack Type -439’-134 m Descent 1,043’318 m Low 25% Max Grade (14°)
1:21 average time for 9.4 miles. Details

Youll be smiling happily as you roll through the woods on this masterpiece. The Overmountain Victory Trail, or "OVT," is part of the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, and was the second of the trail systems constructed at Kerr Scott.

Designed as an out-and-back, OVT can be accessed from several locations, but rides typically start from the trailhead at the W. Kerr Scott Visitors Assistance Center. This section of the OVT ends at Bandits Roost Campground, and one-way mileage is ~6 miles to that terminus. Shiners Run (2.5 mi.) and Berry Mountain Trail (2 mi.) can also be ridden in either direction, so mileage can be increased with that option. Road crossings that service the Wilkes Skyline Marina and Berry Mountain Park offer great turnaround and regroup locations.

The OVT is the least difficult of the trails currently at Kerr Scott, and is the best place for visitors unsure about where to start. Compared to Warrior Creek and Dark Mountain, there is less technical riding; climbs/descents are shorter, and the overall elevation gain is also slighter. It has some of the most enjoyable singletrack of all though, so dont miss it!
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PHOTOS of Overmountain Victory Trail
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Fall Riding on the OVT. Photo by Richard Fink (Moravian Falls, NC)
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Cruisin' on the OVT (Millers Creek, NC)
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One more berm! (Millers Creek, NC)