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Warrior Creek

 4.8 (66)

10.7 Miles 17.2 Kilometers


829' 253 m


-844' -257 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (23°)

1,154' 352 m


1,036' 316 m


Shared By Paul Stahlschmidt


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An exciting trail that has it all.

Paul Stahlschmidt

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Warrior Creek is among the most progressively-built trails at Kerr Scott. Being the third trail system to be completed at Kerr Scott (after Dark Mountain and OVT), it represents the evolution of over ten years of purpose-built MTB trailbuilding. "The OVT on steroids," BMCC Trail Boss, Jim Horton, has said of Warrior Creek.

Warrior Creek's length is a big difference from other trails here. Combined with a section of the OVT at Warrior, it is usually completed with a 13-mile commitment.

Along the way there are rock gardens, bridges, tons of in-sloped turns, and great lake views. Often it's more than JUST BERMS; Warrior creek also contains several "super-stacks" of berms and banked turns that are likely to provide the most memorable part of your ride.

For those seeking even more mileage, Warrior Creek can be combined with other out and back opportunities on the OVT at Warrior Creek or the Black-Diamond rated Headwaters Loop. Be sure to see the the Kerr Scott - IMBA Epic Featured Ride for more details on Warrior Creek and connecting to it from other trails.


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Jul 29, 2018
Francesca Key
Jul 28, 2018
BosPete O
Awesome flow trail 12.8mi
Jul 8, 2018
Cory Liverman
Great Trail! 11.2mi
Jun 17, 2018
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May 12, 2018
Richard Blevins
Apr 14, 2018
Whit Barnes
crazy gnar, super fun and flowy 16mi
Apr 13, 2018
Frédéric Côté
Mar 4, 2018
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Paul Stahlschmidt
Boone, NC
Paul Stahlschmidt   Boone, NC
Jefe tell your friend that this trail sits in-between two ranges, the Brushy Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Jun 22, 2017
Anson Burtch
Durham, NC
Anson Burtch   Durham, NC
This trail is awesome, flowy fun. It's well maintained and very smooth. But how it's the #1 trail in all of NC is beyond me. There are so many more great trails in this state. Lake James state park, DuPont state forest, anything in Pisgah... the list goes on. Aug 11, 2017
Good trail. Berms are insanely fun. But it's broken up by steep, short climbs that kind of ruin the flow. Riding this trail is like being in an abusive relationship. You climb a tough hill and are rewarded with a short bermy downhill section. When you start to have fun and feel good, it ends and you're climbing up another grueling, steep hill. It's like that for 13 miles. Not much tech to be found. There was one really short rock garden towards the end of the trail. Nov 26, 2017

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