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Level: Intermediate
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +50/52 ft
Total: 214 riders

Mountain Biking Country Park

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#262 of 535 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#9,740 in the world

I practically learned how to mountain bike on these trails. Sean, a pal from work, likes to torture co-ops by taking them riding here. We have all shed a little blood and went home with some bumps and bruises, but I'm the only one that has stuck with the life-threatening sport. At first I would bust on logs about six inches in diameter. Then it was on to harder things-literally. Once I was coming down this hill and caught a wet bridge at the wrong angle. My back tire slid out from under me, I slammed down on the bridge splitting a couple of planks and all that momentum knocked the wind out of me. There is a lot of fun single track on this trail, but you can also ride around the park on the paved roads. We usually start with a quick two to three miles of twisty and curvy single track and spit out onto the paved roads that circle the park. Then we ride more technical single track and exit the park to ride through a neighborhood towards Lake Brandt. That was the Wednesday ritual...and the Thursday ritual was always Sean exaggerating my near death experiences.

First added by on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated May 7, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
"On Hwy 220/Battleground Ave drive north away from the city. Turn right on Pisgah Church Road. The park entrance will be immediately on the left. You can go straight through the entrance and park near the lake and picnic areas. From here you can warm up on the paved roads. Or you can turn left after the entrance and park in the second parking lot on the right (adjacent to the softball field and Safety Town).
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Rider questions

Q: Is the trail easy to navigate is it sign posted? I've been lost on too many trails that were a maze of unmarked trails.
A: its some what marked clear there are a few spots that arent easy to figure out my suggestion would be thouroughly study the map

Q: Are the trails open for Saturday may -4 th
A: i believe so why wouldnt it be but a portion of it is closed for the ANNUAL REENACTMENT of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse - March 12-13 i believe

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  • AlbertSmith
    Reviewing Copperhead Trail:

    I rode this trail yesterday. Super nice xc trail. Probably the fastest trail around, not to technical, just super fast. Well maintained.

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  • TMBrennan

    Awesome place! Great trail loop with a few roots, nice bank turns and some loss stone. Well maintained and I'd go back for sure. Highlight: BMX like track with a wonderful downhill and 4-5 foot banks and tabletops! Highly recommend for all!

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  • Cole_Walker
    Reviewing Copperhead Trail:

    This trail is basically an XC race course. A new log jump and some berms were recently added. This trail is well maintained and drains well, so often it opens up after rain before the others. Great place to put in some laps!

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  • SapperMain
    Reviewing Copperhead Trail:

    Well maintained, good flow, great for XC and Hardtail bikes. The Zone, near the tennis courts and ball fields, is a great place to progress your jumps as well. But I would by no means rate this a black diamond. It is a beginner trail with limited intermediate obstacles.

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  • Reviewing Copperhead Trail:

    I really enjoyed my visit to Greensboro, NC! Originally I had planned on riding the Wild Turkey Trail, but it was closed due to poor conditions, but a quick Twitter update from @FatTireSociety quickly redirected me to Country Park and Copperhead.
    The Zone section was a lot of fun!
    The copperhead trail itself had some great flow and just enough roots to give you a challenge

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  • robrichter15
    Reviewing Copperhead Trail:

    Nice fun trail, flows well, easy to connect to Wild Turkey. Agree with the marking comment after about 1.5 miles the trail comes to a road which must be crossed on the other other side about 40 yards into a quasi work area the trail continues to the right. Then there is a section after the dog park before the cemetery where the trail goes across a field before going back into the woods. With all that some nice crossings not too technical.

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  • Daniel Lee Dault Jr.
    Reviewing Copperhead Trail:

    lots of uphill not much down hill pretty much the old saying of uphill both ways and not very well marked on where the trail reconnects at when it intersects with pavement great views though

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  • Bjzebrardw

    Great flowing trail with some good ups and downs. Lots of options to drop out and catch your breath on pavement. Deceptive on how much your climb. Be careful in the turns, a lot of loose rocks and acorns. Can easily link to Wild Turkey or Owls Roost.

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  • PartsPProf

    This trail is a lot of fun--lots of flowy sections to get some speed and thrills. There aren't a lot of technical parts like logs and jumps, but there are a few bumpy sections to get some air and plenty of fun berms. The only problem is that the trails aren't marked. Even with a paper map and the Singletracks topo map, I got turned around a few times and was unsure which direction was preferred in the loops. At some of the crossings with the gravel and paved roads, the trail leads out to the road and it's unclear where the trail continues. Better signage with directions would have improved my ride greatly.

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  • sandman65

    This trail is a lot of fun, you are given the choice of an easy loop (through some woods and around the dog park area) or a little more advanced area by crossing the paved road that leads to either the cemetary or back into the park (depending on the direction you turn) and climb the hill. It's a big area and fun to ride, as well as being easy to get to from anywhere in GSO.

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  • ice820c

    Good trail. Usually a warmup cor owls roost or wild turkey. Good birms and there can be a bit of loose dirt/pebbles in some turns.

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  • Have bike will travel
    Reviewing Copperhead Trail:

    One of my favorite trails. I like to park at the ball fields near Pisgah street and do half of this trail going north and then take the greenway north and hop on either Trukey or Owl and do it, then return to finish the second half of Copperhead back to the car. But specifically, Copperhead has great flow, not overly difficult but still a great work out and you can hit mach 1 speeds from time to time.

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  • Jeff Barber

    Decent variety of trails but a little hard to find everything since many trails intersect the pavement. Good one to connect with other trails like Bur-Mil.

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  • redwingdb

    The trail work and new sections at Country Park have dramatically improved the overall experience. It's a fun ride with some fun burms, "skills area," varied terrain and decent uphills that will challenge beginners and some intermediates. The only beef I have with it is it's not marked well once you hit the paved road at Battleground Park. I had to ride up and down a few times to find the trail, which led me to a loop up and around the dog park. I always encounter wildlife and see deer on the trail, which is cool.

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  • Raptor85

    Good trail for new bikers to get a little taste of dirt. Literally haha. Loop trail is nice and only one is Greensboro I think. The greenway connects this to Wild turkey, Owls Roost and even Bur-Mil, so you theoretically ride all day long on large trail.

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  • danglinfool

    Country park is my favorite morning ride. It dries out the quickest of any of the Greensboro trails and is really the only loop. I ride this trail often before go into work as it only takes me 45 min round trip from my front door. Some decent climbs and some nice fast sections. Plenty of burms and my favorite section has three back to back moguls that you can catch some nice air off of. Not too difficult overall but plenty of fun. Ride the loop twice for a longer ride or head down the greenway and ride wild turkey.

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  • drivedog

    I like the newer sections (thanks for all the hard work!) but I miss a couple of the challenging obstacles and extended climb that were routed around. Don't know how someone got 8 miles out of it. Maybe they're including the paved piece they rode. Trail head is well marked, in the corner of the parking lot between Lewis Rec Center and the entrance to the graveyard, beside Safety Town. What's not marked is the continuation of the trail once you're dumped onto a paved service road. (If riding anticlockwise) cross that road and continue along a gravel/mud service road just slightly offset to the right and look for the trail descending steeply on the right after the stack of rusty trailers.

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  • baddad549

    Okay trail, not my favorite. Trailhead is not easy to find.

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