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Moore's Springs Trails

 24 votes

8.1 Miles 13.1 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

835' 255 m

Ascent

-835' -255 m

Descent

1,038' 316 m

High

754' 230 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Unknown

Update

A growing trail system that celebrates the unique geography of the Sauratown Range.

Leslie Kehmeier

Overview

Moore's Springs is made up of multiple loops that range from rocky terrain with creek crossings to sections of sweeping turns.

Need to Know

While MST is free to ride, it's certainly not free to maintain. Visitors can leave donations in a box near the trailhead (just look for the old rickety farmhouse). They can also make donations via Paypal on the MST webpage.

Description

Although the loops at Moore's Springs can be ridden in any direction, this description covers a counter-clockwise option leaving from the farmhouse.

From Moore's Springs campground, head down the 4-H campground road and look for a faint trail that heads right. You'll start with a drop down to a creek crossing and head under a bridge. When you hit Moore's Spring Rd, head right at the intersection to access Major Tom.

This part of the ride has some nice, fast, and flowing sections with good berms. It's marked with blue hexagons. When you hit Major Tom, turn left and ascend gradually over rocky terrain. Stay left at the intersection with Land of the Lost.

Enjoy the serpentine nature of this trail, marked with white hexagons. Other than a couple of rocky creek crossings, this trail is fun and flowy. At the intersection with Original Loop, stay left and continue cruising on swooping trail. There are a few nice berms on this section of the ride.

When you get back to the parking lot, cross back over the road and finish on the right side of North Side Trail.

History & Background

Tony McGee, the mastermind behind MST and a Stokes County native, spearheaded work on MST in 2009 with help from volunteers and a federal stimulus program. By 2010, his crew had blazed three miles of trail, and they upped it to six the following year. Trail building is continuing and include plans to eventually have 20 miles of trails with sections for beginners and experts.

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Nov 18, 2017
Pete Libby
Did the Original Trail and Land of the lost... 4.8mi — 0h 44m
Nov 12, 2017
Andrew Pitner
Nov 2, 2017
Paul Del Casino
Northside trail is impossible in spots in both directions, but if walk up those bits, the rest of the trail is definitely worth it. Excellent design. 10mi — 1h 00m
Oct 29, 2017
Dan Swiniarski
Oct 26, 2017
Joey Atkins
Oct 20, 2017
Eddy Zuber
Sweeet!
Sep 10, 2017
Eddy Zuber
Good shape!
Jul 18, 2017
Forrest Cory
Super dry - watch for loose rocks in sections 8mi

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  4.4 from 24 votes

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