Bald Eagle

2.75 out of 5
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↑ 400 ft
↓ 300 ft
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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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  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (32)

Granny Gear

June 17, 2019
CGMTB Granny Gear  
Review: Really good beginner trail. Hadn't been on my bike yet this season and this was a great opportunity to get back into the saddle. The trail was moderately well maintained (2 or 3 big tress down across the trail). Not very technical at all, but flows well, Although plenty of roots, a couple of bridge crossing and a few puddles made for a good ride. Description says about 6 mils. We did almost 9 mil with a few splits, but trail is marked and very easy to follow. It was very quite and no other bike traffic at the time. There were a few hikers here and there.


March 21, 2019
Review: This trail is a fun ride, but out of the local lakes trails in Greensboro, it is probably my least favorite.

Granny Gear

October 2, 2017
Review: You can ride the first part of this trail (upper parking lot outside marina to carlson dairy rd) without much problem at all but once you cross the street you start hitting downed trees. You can jump over the first one no problem but 1/2 a mile after that the trail basically ends because there are like 4 big pine trees down on the trail. I'd probably skip this one for now on a bike until they clear it but people still like running out there because there aren't any major climbs. Definitely rooty but with full suspension you can plow through it. Will shake you to death riding hardtail. Go to Owls Roost, its just around the corner down Battleground

Similar Trail: Kernersville MTB trail

Granny Gear

March 30, 2017
Review: There are some roots but not nearly as rooty as everyone bitchin about. If your familiar to the area, Reedy fork is much much more rooty this was a nice ride geared towards beginners can get boring for someone of experience as it's not technical at all but a nice ride somewhere around 3.7miles one way

Bunny Hop

July 1, 2015
Review: As everyone has already pointed out, this trail is roughly 35% roots. I had a bit of wrist fatigue throughout as a result, but I'm a noob on an 11-year-old 26" hardtail, so my opinion is only about as valid as my suspension. ;) If you're going to come out to Greensboro, ride Copperhead or Wild Turkey (both Intermediate, and W.T. has some optional more difficult obstacles). If you're looking for beginner trails in the area, Blue Heron and Kingfisher are highly praised by the locals.

Bunny Hop

August 1, 2014
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?

July 27, 2014
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.


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


September 10, 2013
redwingdb Gramcounter  
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.

Bunny Hop

August 1, 2013
renard336 Bunny Hop  
Review: To many roots!

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