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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 Allowed

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, and now extends all the way to the road, where a parking lot will eventually be built. With this new section comes a jump line.

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

Shared By:

Biker Bill with improvements by berkley willis

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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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Aug 6, 2022
Russell Turpin
The trail is in great shape. The trail has been extend pass what's shown on MTB. The is great flow with mostly harpacked clay and lots of rollers… 8.2mi
Nov 13, 2021
Michelle Shuford
Aug 22, 2021
Alex Silverman
Jun 21, 2021
D B
Apr 2, 2021
Thomas Scott
Oct 4, 2020
Peggy Danka
Jun 24, 2019
Edwin Velez
Mar 23, 2019
Mitch Tucker

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