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Warrior Creek

 4.7 (72)
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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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Nov 4, 2018
Heather Ritchea
Sep 30, 2018
Connor Woodruff
Trails need some TLC, lots of branches everywhere and more than a few trees down.
Sep 28, 2018
Mark H
Sep 20, 2018
Matt Rothkopf
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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Al M.
Kansas City, MO
Al M.   Kansas City, MO
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
Preston Aldridge
Raleigh, NC
Preston Aldridge   Raleigh, NC
Can anyone comment on how well Warrior Creek trails drain? I was planning to head up from Raleigh on Friday after Tropical Storm Michael comes through. Around here after a heavy rain it’s general not good to ride. Oct 11, 2018
Paul Stahlschmidt
Boone, NC
Paul Stahlschmidt   Boone, NC
Preston: Trails drain well, but are subject to closures by the land manager, USACE. Typically after saturating rains (>.5 in), the trails reopen within a couple days, but with larger events such as hurricanes it takes much longer due to the reservoir water often rising above the trail elevation. Check the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir Facebook page for closure info or call the visitors center for updates. Oct 11, 2018

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