Moore's Springs Trails

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.68 out of 5
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Intermediate
6.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 1,600 ft
814
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
MST is made of 3 linked loops. The 'Original Loop' is the easiest, 'Major Tom to Ground Control' the most climbing and 'Land of the Lost' the most technical.
added by MSTBunny Hop
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: On single track website I cannot find gpx. files on trails, including this one. Do you still provide? If so where? -bikerjames

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Q: Is there a gpx. file of the trail I can download ? Can't seem to find one.Jim -bikerjames

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Reviews (26)
 

Gnarly


January 26, 2018
PartsPProf Gnarly  
 
Review: MST is a system of 5 connected trails and is part of Hanging Rock State Park. The trailhead is located at the barn for parking. There are no restrooms or other facilities, so bring what you need. The shortest loop is the 3-mile Original Loop, but you can connect to 2 other trails from it: Land of the Lost is a 1.7 mile trail filled with some technical features and Major Tom offers strenuous climbs/descents with some rocky sections. Both offshoots have creek crossings. These trails offer fun in both directions--try them all. The trails were built well, so they dry quickly after rain. The Rattler trail isn't yet on the printed maps, but it's a challenging, technical downhill -- very short, but very fun. You access Rattler from the top of Major Tom near the ridge and it ends in the trailhead parking lot. Currently, there are no signs for it, so look for the less-traveled trail off of the southeast side of Major Tom near the top. Finally, the North Side trail is located on the other side of the road, or you can get to it by leaving the trailhead parking lot and following the trail down and through the creek. As of Jan 2018, it's closed for maintenance, which is good because some of its wooden bridges were pretty sketchy. Hopefully they'll add better signage, too, because that's the easiest trail to get lost on. Overall, MST is a beautiful area with breath-taking views at the top of the ridge. Trails have great flow sections, good climbs, and a few little rollers and rock gardens. This is my favorite place for a weekend drive, and the roads leading there are also really scenic. It's also never that crowded unless there's a demo. Highly recommended.

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Gramcounter

March 28, 2017
 
Review: Love my backyard trails! There is much more then 6 miles of trails on this system if you can catch a local we are always more then happy to point them out for you

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Granny Gear

November 30, 2016
 
Review: Sweet trail... Wish it was longer but it still had to be some of the best singletrack east of the mountains. Rode this during the holiday break and had a blast. Wish I had trail like this in VA Beach area!!

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Bunny Hop

March 5, 2016
 
Review: The trails are hard to find b/c there is no signage. Look for old, abandoned barn just before a bridge and that's where parking for the trailhead is. Only had time for the Original Loop, but it was a blast!

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Gnarly


October 21, 2015
eddiez9 Gnarly  
 
Review: Love the natural setting and how natural the trails are. A special perk is you can fill your pack/bottles with cold mountain spring water from a pipe next to the trail early on in the ride. The view of Hanging Rock and Wolf Rock (I think) from "Major Tom" is always lovely. Here's a link to the updated trail map: http://ncparks.gov/sites/default/files/ncparks/maps-and-brochures/hanging-rock-bike-trails.pdf

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Gramcounter

September 26, 2015
 
Review: This was my first time riding this trail. Beautiful car drive to get there, which gets you in the mood for riding in the hills. When I got there, I met a local rider named Scott. This was his home trail and he was very helpful in giving guidance on riding the trail, he recommended I ride it counterclockwise, which spreads out the climbing throughout the ride versus all at the start.
Trail was very well made. Rock gardens, great berms, some tight switchbacks, and some great downhills. My favorite part was cresting the mountain and having the beautiful view of Hanging Rock. This made the climbing worth it. I would definitely recommend this trail for intermediate to advanced riders. Fun time!! I rode two laps, and the second lap was of course faster than the first.

Similar Trail: Hobby Park

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Gramcounter

September 19, 2015
ABrackney Gramcounter  
 
Review: Best technical trail east of Kerr Scott or AVL.

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Gnarly


August 23, 2015
Bob Norris Gnarly  
 
Review: Very nice trail system, not for beginners. Some really technical spots awesome downhills and climbs

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February 8, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: The trails have good flow and some rocky sections to keep you on you toes. I will definitely be coming back to ride

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September 12, 2014
Guest   
 
Review: MooreSprings is an amazing Singletrack Trail, and it has a nice flow to it. As well as a gnarly downhill section and is good for beginner and intermediate rider sessions.

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Moore's Springs Trails MTB Trail 4.68 out of 5 based on 26 ratings. 26 user reviews.
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