Owls Roost (Bur-Mil Park)

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.95 out of 5
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Intermediate
8.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 900 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
687
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Owls Roost has the best combination of technicality and brisk singletrack in Greensboro. The trail starts at the Bur-Mill Park parking lot. The first 1.5 miles is fast and smooth downhill until the trail comes to a T with a wide dirt trail. Take a right and follow the trail to the sign that points "Owls Roost" on the left. (If you go straight past the sign, you can add a bonus lap by riding past the fishpond and back into the woods for a good climb followed by more fast singletrack.) There are quite a few rooty uphills on this trail and some strategically placed logs that make Owls Roost moderately technical. But the speed of the trail makes for a great ride. About halfway through the trail there is a ten-foot gully. The drop down looks a bit rooty and dangerous, but don't fret, potential energy is on your side. You'll really have to crank it through the down and especially on the up to ride through the root at the top. Believe me, it's no fun going down the gully backwards!) The rest of the ride will take you by the edge of Lake Brandt and into pine tree filled woods. The trail ends at the greenway that connects Country Park on the left with Owls Roost Road to the right.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Can you see owls here? -Guest

A: Well Yes! I bunny hopped over a copperhead on Copperhead trail in country park before LOL

Zachary Headden answered on January 22, 2019. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: Do they have bike rentals? -Guest

A: No they do not. However there are multiple local bike shops that do, including a Trek store which is very close by.

Sixpatch88 answered on August 25, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Granny Gear

May 15, 2019
sdmcglynn Granny Gear  
 
Review: Not quite as fun as Wild Turkey but still a great little trail. I like the lake views on this one. Nothing super technical, but a fun ride.

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Bunny Hop


April 30, 2019
ccalhoun68 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Forgot how much I liked Owls Roost! The most challenging of the Lake Brandt Trails, but totally worth the challenge...

Similar Trail: Wild Turkey

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Gramcounter


March 21, 2019
 
Review: Out of all the trails around the lakes in Greensboro, Owl's Roost may be the most technical and challenging. An Intermediate trail that is a lot of fun, it would most closely compare to Wild Turkey

Similar Trail: Wild Turkey

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Gramcounter

January 7, 2018
 
Review: My favorite trail in Greensboro. Some short punchy climbs and fun downhills. A few technical challenges. (depending on which way you go) Lots of variety. Up, down, views of the lake, lots of deer. In 2017 they did some work on a few of the most eroded places that have made the trail more enjoyable to me. Still a good number of roots, just right for my taste.

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Gramcounter

November 17, 2016
Bjzebrardw Gramcounter  
 
Review: Owls Roost or Owls Roots (local name) is a great trail. The addition of shady side makes it even better. Deceptive short climbs and great views await you on this trail. Good for beginners and intermediates like myself.

Similar Trail: Reedy Fork

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Granny Gear

August 17, 2015
swatmedic Granny Gear  
 
Review: Not an overly technical trail. I rode this for the ses. Flow was better than anglers, a couple of short steep climbs... just know how to clear some totty sections.

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Granny Gear

May 17, 2015
fathippo Granny Gear  
 
Review: Decided to try Owls Roost/Wild Turkey as a change of pace from the Triangle area trails. I rode Owls Roost then Wild Turkey to the marina and back for approximately 17 miles. The trails were less technical then I had hoped but more fun than expected. Realistically I would classify Owls Roost slightly below intermediate. It is rooty, hard packed, flowy and very pumpable.

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Bunny Hop

August 1, 2014
 
Review: Owls Roots is a little gem of a trail that has good climbs and flat out speed sections. Primarily a riding trail but you will occasionally come across a runner or hiker. Beautiful vistas over the lake. I like to start with this trail, kick over to Wild Turkey and back.

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Bunny Hop

July 28, 2014
ice820c Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great trail. Some obstacles include big logs and some almost vertical climbs on roots. We nickname it "owls roots". Very fun and a great trail to track progress.

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Gramcounter

June 4, 2014
John Evans Gramcounter  
 
Review: This is a great trail with a beautiful view of the lake. Traveled to Greensboro from PA for training and 5 or 6 people told me about this trail. Good amount of speed verses technical elements. Decent amount of roots which added a challenging aspect to the ride. Anyone that complains about those roots though would hate riding in most of the parks in PA. It was the perfect amount. All the riders that I crossed were all super friendly and had good manners. I loved this trail great all the way around.

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Owls Roost (Bur-Mil Park) MTB Trail 3.95 out of 5 based on 58 ratings. 58 user reviews.
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