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Level: Intermediate
Length: 3.3 mi (5.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 147 riders

Mountain Biking Reedy Fork

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#301 of 535 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#11,091 in the world

The first mile is relatively smooth, but is also twisty and tight. The middle section that runs along the creek is really rooty and can take away a lot of speed. There are a couple of side trails off the main trail with good downhills and technical sections. Overall, there is little elevation change but your main workout will probably be keeping the pace up over all the rooty sections. The NC Fat Tire Association keeps up this trail among others in the Triad area.

First added by searsandrewj on Jan 1, 2003. Last updated Apr 30, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
"From Greensboro take 220 N (Battleground Ave). Bear right onto Old Battleground Ave and continue past Country Park. Turn right on Lake Brandt Rd. Follow Lake Brandt Rd until you pass the marina and water works station. Gravel parking lot on the left.
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  • ccalhoun68

    Overall great ride. Pollen was mostly gone. Trail was mostly dry, with only a few wet areas.
    Weather was perfect and nailed the Tech section at Church Street.

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  • Cole_Walker

    They've done some work to clean this place up. It used to have fully earned the nickname "rooty fork". Fairly flat, some short and punchy climbs, decent amount of roots. I enjoy it, and it easily connects with Wild Turkey, Blue Heron, and Kingfisher.

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  • Daniel Lee Dault Jr.

    This could be a great trail but they put some huge rocks right in the middle of the trail at the beginning the rest of the trail was a blast though but those il placed rocks are what has caused me to score it so low

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  • Bjzebrardw

    I learned to ride and love MTBing on this trail. It does have roots which can be tough but it still flows and is very fast. It links to Blue Herron which is lots of fun and King Fisher. Great for night riding. Moderate climbing, a few nice drops, nothing too difficult.

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  • RidingPastor

    I enjoyed the trail I was trying to ride with a bunch of people who had ridden it before. So we were riding hard. I felt like it was pretty fast and fun. I think the rooty part was tough but not too bad. I enjoyed it.

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  • cclarkmb

    Nice trail for the most part, but having so many roots takes away from the flow. Some may like that aspect of a trail, but too much work for the payoff in my opinion. Other than that, very nice views, moderate climbing, a few nice drops, nothing too difficult. Blue Heron and Wild Turkey, which are near Reedy Fork, are so much better. It's always fun to try out new trails, but this one was just OK. That said, Greensboro has awesome trails. Make the drive to check them out.

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  • dirty_teeth

    Agree with others about not really calling this one intermediate. Wild Turkey is intermediate and you, sir, are no wild turkey. It does have its moments of steep areas but they are few and far between. Still a good ride. Kudos to Fat Tire Society for good bridges and erosion control.

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  • John Evans

    Good trail and was a lot of fun to ride. The trail drops out on a road and you have to cross a bridge to jump back on. Wish that was a little better documented but otherwise it was a great ride. Not a huge amount of hills but had some really fun corners and great views.

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  • Raptor85

    Good trail, A little easier than intermediate a little harder then beginner. The rolling hills that make up the trail make it a good one to really hit the trail hard and blaze through there for those up for it. Laid back riders will appreciate the views, especially in the fall. Lots of pedestrians though.

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  • reidsvillebikes

    I've gotten back to riding a mountain bike after being a "roadie" for 20 years. I ride Reedy Fork at least once a week. The rooty sections are challenging but you can carry some speed in a few areas too. I would definitely recommend Reedy Fork.

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  • danglinfool

    Road this trail for the first time today. Combined it with the Blue Heron trail for a real nice down and back. This trail is pretty level for the most part with a few short rooty up and downs. In general a very nice ride that is not too difficult. Great scenery of Reedy Creek and the lake.

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  • Reserverockhopper

    We (Greensboro Fat Tire Society) just completed some trail work and nice upgrades. We built a new boardwalk to fix the wet section next to the creek and reinforced some bridges and removed some roots. If you have not ridden Reedy Fork in the last week, you need to go check it out!

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  • WinMore

    This was my first attemp at singletrack, new to the sport. I found it to be a rooty bumpy trail but a lot of fun and easy enough for beginners. Fairly flat with a few up and downs and several bridges but the views are what really made it a great ride. Borders Reedy Creek and offers great views of wildlife and wetland areas. I'm sure I'll ride it again.

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  • thagr8one78

    Reedy Fork Creek is a good ride if you are just getting into mountain biking. It ha fair amount of difficulty, and it will have you a tad tired when you double back. The first round, you should own, even with the massive amount of roots and bumps, but when you double back, you will pay for your transgressions. If you are an experienced rider, hit this as a beginner, then go over to burmill Park, hit the big loop and then Owls Roost for a Steller workout.

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  • 2crank

    This trail is still very good, just stays wet more than others, but it needs to be ridden! The new growth is coming in for the season and needs to be pushed back by people riding the trail.

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  • plantme777

    I rode this one today after reading the other reviews, and I must say that they described it well. I chose a fully rigid bike for some around Greensboro riding all day today, and this was my last stop. This may be the least elevation change of any trail in the triad, but it still has a rhythm. Nice tight turns abound and combine with the ample roots to make it a worth while challenge. (especially if you leave the brakes alone and try to keep a good speed) The solitude and creek/wetland scenery was very enjoyable. The beaver dam is worth a pause in the pedaling. I met four pedestrians along the out and back trip (twice each) and they were friendly. Keep an eye out, as you may come upon them quickly. Overall, I liked it. I would not go far out of my way to ride this trail, but next time I am in the area I will try it again. (on the full suspension bike)

    * Review edited 1/9/2008

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  • Reserverockhopper

    Reedy Fork is one of the less ridden trails and does not get its due. It is very close and convenient to my house so when I'm really in the mood to ride quick I hit it a lot.

    You won't see a lot of other riders but you will see plenty of wildlife. Deer and Beavers abound. The beavers make the water high at times so prepare to get your feet wet.

    No real big climbs, but if you test your speed here and push for a 9.8 average time, it has a great flow. I like to test myself here by pushing it and staying off the brakes through the turns.

    The last section is tight and technical with roots and turns in very tight twists.

    Not a huge challenge but a fun every time.

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  • trek_fuel_8

    This is one of the easier watershed trails Greensboro has to offer next to maybe Bald Eagle Trail. Kinda rooty and not much in the way of climbing but a good ride nonetheless. A great beginner trail for those who have done just a bit of riding and are ready to step up a little.

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