Overmountain Victory Trail at Kerr Scott Reservoir

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AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.65 out of 5
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Intermediate
8
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,000 ft
↓ 800 ft
1,073
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
This is of the Kerr Scott Reservoir trail complex, which includes Dark Mountain #752 and Fish Dam Creek trails. This trail is part of the federally-designated Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. It follows the general route that American patriots from the area trod to confront the British Army during the Battle of Kings Mountain in October 1780.

Overmountain Victory Trail is a flowing ribbon of singletrack which runs parallel to N.C. 268 just to the South, and Kerr Reservoir to the North. It offers great views of the lake throughout its entire 7.6-mile (one-way) length.

The trail consists of short climbs followed by quick downhills - plenty of twists and turns. Bridge crossings, jumps, berms, and a creek crossing - this trail has it all. The best out-and-back I've ever ridden!

Approximate ascent one-way is about 525ft. So, the full out-and-back will give you about 1050ft of total climb.
added by EZ-ESingletrack September 28, 2006
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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March 7, 2015
 
Review: I am new to mountain biking and to checking whether trails are open or not... So sadly, I drove an hour to find that the trails are closed due to being wet. Thankfully, dark mountain, only a few miles away, is open. According to the local ranger, "water drains better on that mountain."

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February 24, 2015
 
Review: Not that fun. If your going to visit the area go to Warrior Creek.

Similar Trail: Dark Mountain

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January 3, 2015
 
Review: Love this trail!!! This is a must do if you are anywhere near the area. Not technical but super fast and flows better than any trail I have ridden. Also good for newbies. Brought my 11 yo out who is just getting in to riding and he had a blast.

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October 16, 2014
 
Review: Great trail. Leaf covered and bridges are slick when wet. Very.

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July 30, 2014
 
Review: I love Warrior Creek. By far the most fast and flowy trail at Kerr Scott. My favorite thing to do is put "The Desert Chase" track from Raiders of the Lost Ark on my I-pod, and then take off down this trail as fast as I can, imagining that I'm being chased by Nazis. They haven't caught me yet.

Similar Trail: Warrior Creek

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June 9, 2014
 
Review: Would also give this a 9/10 if I'd not just ridden WC. Still a solid 8.5/10 and an incredible ride overall. We only had enough time to ride from the parking lot, out to Shiner's Run and back. Like WC, super flowy, fun trail, just not quite as many berms.

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September 23, 2013
 
Review: Best newbie trail out there and fast for the seasoned rider. I took my 7 year old son on it with no real issue.

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September 11, 2012
 
Review: I rode this back in May, so some of the details are blurry. We camped at the Reservoir and rode this out to the Dark Mountain trails and back. You can access the trail from the campground, which is very cool. Stand alone, this is a great out and back, but throw in the Dark Mountain trails and it's an even greater combo. Lots of flowy, bermed & bench cut sections with views of the reservoir. While there, also hit up Warrior Creek.

Similar Trail: Warrior Creek

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August 11, 2012
 
Review: Great ride through cool forest.

Similar Trail: Bent Creek Asheville

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August 6, 2012
 
Review: Wooww!! If only every out 'n back was this much fun. Rode from the visitors center and back, and did the Shiners loop twice for a total of 16 + miles. It was great fun. Rode Shiners both ways and either direction rides about the same, IMO. This trail deserves its top 100 rating.

Similar Trail: Very similar to Itusi at Lake Norman State Park.

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Overmountain Victory Trail at Kerr Scott Reservoir MTB Trail 4.65 out of 5 based on 31 ratings. 31 user reviews.
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