Overmountain Victory Trail

 14 votes

5.1 Miles 8.2 Kilometers

Singletrack

449' 137 m

Ascent

-439' -134 m

Descent

1,165' 355 m

High

1,043' 318 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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1,165' 355 m

High

1,043' 318 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Smooth, rolling singletrack with banked turns and berms that will make you smile.

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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. Shiner's Run (2.5 mi.) and Horton's Hollar (3.5 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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Sep 5, 2016
Tom Fraser
Shiners loop and Upper Berry. All good today. 1/2 dozen trees don on Shiners though. 15.1mi
Apr 17, 2016
David Erbe
Sep 7, 2015
Alex Waterworth
Great day. Trails are dry and fast. Just a hint of fall in the air. 12mi — 1h 57m
Jun 27, 2015
J.c. Linkinoggor
13.2mi
Oct 18, 2014
Alex Waterworth
New Berry Mtn Loop! 16mi — 2h 05m
Aug 31, 2014
Whitney Van Sant
3mi
Apr 13, 2014
Alex Waterworth
5.1mi — 0h 45m
Apr 5, 2014
Alex Waterworth
Lots of debris and downed trees on Berry Mtn Loop 7.5mi — 1h 25m

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  4.4 from 14 votes

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Dry, Fallen Trees on Shiners loop
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