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Kingfisher Out-and-Back

Intermediate
 4.2 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Ride out and back along the banks and hills adjacent to Lake Townsend.


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5.1

Miles

8.2

KM

100%

Singletrack

768' 234 m

High

720' 220 m

Low

208' 63 m

Up

208' 63 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Check with Piedmont Fat Tire Society for open/closed on Twitter or web.

Overview

This is a beautiful and well-maintained wooded lakeside route that meanders along the water line and inlets. It has good flow and some roller coasters with tight berms and turns as well as several bridges. The trail has been recently extended in April 2018 with plans to go even further out and back.

Need to Know

Parking is across the street from the trailhead on Yanceyville Rd. The parking lot also serves the trailhead for the Blue Heron trail. Put the two trails together for a great workout.

To protect the trail, the Piedmont Fat Tire Society ( piedmontfattire.org/) posts open/closed conditions via Twitter based on weather conditions.

Description

The trail is predominantly hard packed clay with very few roots and rocks. As a year-round trail, there is seasonal leaf and pine-straw coverage. The most technical challenge is the berms and roller coaster on the north side of the trail split about a third of the distance into the trail from the trailhead (see Kingfisher Tech Option). There is some elevation change here and other segments.

As a two-way trail, there are bikers, hikers, and runners. Be alert to oncoming traffic.

Depending on weather and temperatures, expect to see lots of squirrels, some rabbits, birds, and the occasional deer or snake.

Contacts

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Biker Bill

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Riding north, go over the top of this left hand berm to continue north on the extended trail; go left around the berm to experience the technical section and return to the trail-head.
May 27, 2018 near Greensboro, NC
PARKING LOT
May 21, 2014 near Greensboro, NC
Unknown rider
May 27, 2018 near Greensboro, NC
Another of numerous bridges
May 27, 2018 near Greensboro, NC
Through the woods along the lake
May 27, 2018 near Greensboro, NC
One of numerous bridges
May 27, 2018 near Greensboro, NC

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Jun 21, 2021
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Oct 4, 2020
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Jun 24, 2019
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Mar 23, 2019
Mitch Tucker
Jan 27, 2019
Federico Borso
Very nice. Same parking lot for Blue Heron.