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Moore's Springs Trails

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (43) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

8.2

Miles

13.2

KM

95%

Singletrack

1,032' 315 m

High

756' 230 m

Low

727' 222 m

Up

725' 221 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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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Leslie Kehmeier

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  4.5 from 43 votes

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Photos

Chad rolling through Land of the Lost Creek
Aug 8, 2013 near Danbury, NC
She is taking a short break and cooling off as we were trailing hard on Land of the Lost. One of the best times ever!
Feb 26, 2018 near Danbury, NC
The top of Major Tom looking out toward Hanging Rock
Aug 27, 2018 near Danbury, NC
Technical creek crossing
Feb 4, 2019 near Danbury, NC
Map from 12OCT2019 - MTB Project trails don't show updates especially to the north side.
Nov 26, 2019 near Danbury, NC
Cool down after MST ride
Sep 10, 2018 near Danbury, NC

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May 2, 2021
Cory Liverman
Great ride. Well maintained trail. 8.6mi — 2h 30m
Jan 30, 2021
Maxx Maxx
6mi
Sep 7, 2020
Ivan Windon
Rode with the two kids. The 6 year old did well dealing with all the climbing. — 2h 30m
Jun 7, 2020
Keith Nester
New to MTB. Anyone know if the trail has reopened?
Jul 27, 2019
John Holmes
8.2mi
Jul 14, 2019
Janis Enn
May 23, 2019
Stephen McBrayer
Like a mini DuPont! Very fun! — 18h 01m
Oct 8, 2018
Ken McCormick
5mi