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Warrior Creek

 55 votes


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



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An exciting trail that has it all.

Paul Stahlschmidt



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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Feb 9, 2018
Kent Irving
Started @ OVT canoe launchAll climbs were rewarded w/great downhills. Rode counter-clockwise but looked like it would be fun either direction. 10.7mi
Dec 21, 2017
Jared Ladia
Did it clockwise route in accident. Read that it was much more fun counter clockwise 10.9mi
Dec 2, 2017
Andrew Pitner
Nov 24, 2017
Tom Conover
Nov 17, 2017
Dan Swiniarski
Nov 10, 2017
Dave Ellegood
Oct 18, 2017
Richard Markland
Trail flow was awesome! Will be back soon. 1 Small tree was down other than that all clear.

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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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