Bald Eagle

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6
miles

Beginner

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↑ 400 ft
↓ 300 ft
821
elevation (ft)
5.4
avg mph
90
ridden
30
wishlist
1:14
avg time

Out & Back
AVERAGE RATING
2.67 out of 5
About This Trail
added by mudhunny Singletrack on December 31, 2002
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This trail is pretty tight but VERY rooty. This trail seems to be very overused and tends to get very wet after it rains. Good workout but be prepared to be shaken til you can't shake no more.
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dirty_teeth on August 1, 2014
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Review: Well, let's see... There are roots, roots, and more roots. In between the roots are some good sections of trail. Not much in the way of climbs though. As of 7/27/14 all the trees that had fallen across the trail had been removed.

Don't ride too aggressively as there are many blind corners and frequent hikers. If you want to ride aggressively, go ride Wild Turkey.

Did I mention the roots?

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Guest on July 27, 2014
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Review: This is a good trail for the beginner or casual intermediate rider. Very rooty with no vertical gain to speak of. Basically flat with a couple of very small gullies to shoot through. If you have a full suspension bike you'll be glad you brought it. The trail is well maintained with no rock, let alone loose rock or ledge. There aren't any logs to jump over, but a couple of places where you might hit your chain ring. Watch out for the entrances to the board walk bog crossings. Some of them are a little narrow at about 24inches. One in particular enters at a steep angle and begins as a log filled hole which is bound to get slippery when wet.
A very nice ride even if a bit of a bone shaker.

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reidsvillebikes on October 22, 2013
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Review: Rode Bald Eagle for the first time. Roots, Roots, Roots! Bring your 29'er or better yet your hiking boots.

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redwingdb on September 9, 2013
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Review: Easy to get to and could be great, if not for all the ROOTS. I guess if you want a frustrating workout, this trail is for you. Great scenery though.

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renard336 on July 31, 2013
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Review: To many roots!

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sbruner305 on October 20, 2012
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Review: Nothing Super Technical and the roots will jar your brains out, but the faster you go seems to smooth that out. Good views and decent length to the trail but It needs some TLC there were about nine trees across the trail that had to be climbed over or under. With a little work could be an enjoyable ride.

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Raptor85 on June 28, 2012
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Review: A lot of roots, nothing special, relatively unkept compared to other trails, just wasn't impressed. Fairly short, much better trails in the area.

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photovol on May 18, 2012
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Review: Man, this would still be one of the best runs in Greensboro if it werent so washed out and un-kept. The roots are too much. But great terrain and great length. Too bad

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john_doe000 on March 6, 2012
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Review: Easy. Many eagle citings. Wear shorts.

Similar Trail: Opal Lake - near Pagosa.

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Lauren_Boogs on December 30, 2011
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Review: I got a mountain bike for christmas, and this was the first trail I went on. Not very enjoyable, like everyone else said, VERY rooty. But the views of the lake were nice.

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RidingPastor on October 2, 2010
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Review: This is not a bad beginner trail except the roots are enough for people not enjoy the riding very much. Couple sections had trees across the trail and you had to pick up your bike and step over. There is not much climbing or technical sections/obstacles. It was pretty fun to run fast and get better at turns and trying to ride over all the roots. TOO MANY ROOTS>

Similar Trail: There might be better trails nearby.

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ncsurfer128 on April 29, 2009
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Review: Very rooty even for my friends full suspension and I have a hardtail so you can only imagine. Way longer than the signs say. Overall this trail was okay. Wasn't as difficult as i would have liked.

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blakeyon2 on March 15, 2009
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Review: This is an alright trail there alot of roots but if you have a nice free ride or cross country bike like me it is actualy kind of fun. there aren't many jumps but there are a good bit of hills. just be ready to do some pedaling but dont even bring your bike out if your not into a rough ride.

Similar Trail: go to finch park in lexington or message me about my trails there are table tops kickers and alot of down hill riding.

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pedrotyler on January 20, 2009
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Review: there are tons of roots i almost broke my seat trying to ride over them the other than that trail is easy, and not that long

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drivedog on July 8, 2008
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Review: "Rooty" is an understatement. The roots, rather than being located in slower, difficult terrain, are often located in faster, straighter sections. I'd never lost my clamp-on tire pump before, but lost it here several times. I found the third of the trail nearest the Lake Higgins marina (Hamburg Mill Road) the most interesting and enjoyable and the third furthest upstream (swampy area) the most annoying, partially due to swarms of biting flies that dove into the air vents in my helmet. I do recommend the optional Bald Eagle Loop side trail, which is less heavily travelled and presents more elevation changes, though it's lined with poison ivy. There is a parking lot at the far end (Brass Eagle Loop, just off of Fleming Road) as well as at the Hamburg Mill end. On some maps it appears as if the Beech Bluff Trail, across the creek from the Bald Eagle Trail and between Brass Eagle Loop and Lewiston Road, would make a return trip more interesting, but signage indicates that it is off-limits to bikes (I didn't ride it). Bald Eagle is supposedly off-limits to horseback riders, but some obviously ride there nevertheless.

Similar Trail: Bald Eagle is not far from Owl's Roost, and not too far from Country Park, both much more enjoyable.

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barrem on June 27, 2008
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Review: I haven't ridden all the way down and back (because I'm not quite in shape), but I have ridden most of it. There are a lot of roots, but nothing difficult to get over. Try not to go on really hot days because it can get real humid and muggy. Also, watch out for the bugs. They were all over me.

Similar Trail: Country Park, Big and Little loops at Bur-Mill Park

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ranger72 on June 19, 2008
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Review: I really like this trail; it is very close to my house, so I ride it a lot. There are a few sections that are extremely rootbound, but there are some nice smooth sections that compensate for it. It is generally not very busy, and is reasonably flat in most spots, so it is a good ride for beginners. The loop adds a little elevation, with some nice fast downhills on the back side. A special thanks to whoever cleared back the brush and cut fallen trees recently; it is much appreciated.

Similar Trail: Reedy Fork Trail

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mnooe on March 29, 2008
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Review: Just of interesting note, I got a Garmin for my bike at Christmas from my wife. I brought it with me when I rode this trail yesterday. It's way more than 3 miles each way. I started at Lake Brant and after crossing the second road took the left route of the loop, went to the end of the trail which is over 4 miles and that's the short route. On the way back I took the longer loop up the hill. By the time I got back to my truck, the total mileage was 8.86. The entire route takes about an hour.

* Review edited 3/29/2008

Similar Trail: Reedy Creek

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mnooe on June 5, 2007
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Review: This is a nice fast trail overall. Not too technical. But some nice intermediate sections to keep the ride interesting. Very close to my house so I ride it frequently. Trail stays wet for extended periods after rain. Lots of poison ivy on the sides of the trail that seems to grow up into the path which is very narrow at points. Good workout.

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pgmtnbiker on December 3, 2006
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Review: this is a fun trail to just pump through, it has some tight turns that are fun to mess around w/a good speed. in addition there is a bmx dirt park in the park. nice place to ride

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jackie on June 7, 2006
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Review: I happen to like this trail. It's got a great uphill, and once you cross the second road, that loop has quite a few tricky spots on it. It's also quite tricky if it's wet.

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yellowXtrek on June 17, 2005
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Review: This was a pretty fun relaxing ride. There are alot of roots and enough obsticles to make things fun. The first part of the trail is good for carrying a lot of speed. After making the second road crossing the trail gets very rooty and winds through the trees. This section is getting a little over grown as well but by all mea**till passable. Good beginner trail or good trail to ride if you want to take it easy. There is an additional section that is not mapped but makes the ride longer than the posted 6 miles.

Similar Trail: Reedy Creek

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Blur-Girl on June 13, 2005
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Review: Good beginner trail. They have added a lariat so the mileage is now roughly 9 miles. It is rooty, has lots of bridges, and very little elevation change. It crosses the road twice so look both ways before dashing across. This trail is also referred to as the Bald Eagle trail. This site has them listed as 2 distinct trails in North Carolina however they are one in the same. You can pick up a map at the Marina.

Similar Trail: Reedy Creek

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Blur-Girl on June 13, 2005
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Review: Good beginner trail. They have added a lariat so the mileage is now roughly 9 miles. It is rooty, has lots of bridges, and very little elevation change. It crosses the road twice so look both ways before dashing across. This trail is also referred to as the Lake Higgins trail. This site has them listed as 2 distinct trails in North Carolina however they are one in the same.

Similar Trail: Reedy Creek

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MellowRob on April 5, 2005
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Review: Excellent beginner trail. Not much climbing or technical sections/obstacles. But some nice, twisty singletrack for maintaining speed and developing technique.

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Guest on December 9, 2003
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Review: Great trail for a good workout. The trail is close to water and takes a long time to dry out. Wet spots abound and turn a tech 1+ trail into a tech 3-. A good trail for all levels.

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Guest on December 31, 1969
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Review: Excellent trail to take a newbie. Not many roots or rocks, a bit narrow in places, but a fairly fast flat track. You ride close to the water, so there's not much elevation change. It starts off really easy and just gets a touch harder (more roots) once you cross Lewiston Road. Experts will be bored.

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Bald Eagle MTB Trail 2.67 out of 5 based on 27 ratings. 27 user reviews.
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