Tanglewood Park

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.63 out of 5
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Intermediate
8.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 900 ft
↓ 600 ft
741
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
This trail is awesome. It is very tight (particularly the first section) and very fast. The trail is pretty smooth for the most part and becomes fairly technical in the far loop. The far loop is on the other side of the main road into the park. This loop is about 4 miles long and has a bit more elevation change than the other loop. Ride on the doubletrack between the two loops and look out for horse poop. A great trail with lots to explore.
added by Jeff BarberWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (5)
System Trails (5)
North Central Loop
Northeast Loop 2
Northeast Connector
Northeast Loop 1
Northwest Trails
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Gramcounter


August 23, 2019
sk8sslow Gramcounter  
 
Review: Local group has put a lot of effort into maintaining and improving trails. Great for beginners as well as advanced riders. Not the most technical in the area but a great workout and there are a few features to test your skills.

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Gramcounter


March 21, 2019
 
Review: Fairly easy XC trail. Great park and parking spots. Moderate climbs and descents, some technical features. Loads of fun.

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Granny Gear

August 20, 2017
chad01 Granny Gear  
 
Review: This trail is great for a beginner and for anyone who wants a layed back ride through the woods.For the most part trail has good markings but I got a little confused where the trail continues to other portions of trail which has three different sections.wildlife was great,I had deer all around me on several occasions which was very cool.

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Gramcounter

July 24, 2017
 
Review: Just rode this for the first time on Friday. There is plenty of variety here and this would be a great place for a new rider to start and then build up their skills. Most of the wood bridges have chicken wire covering them, so no worries about slipping if it is wet. Most of the technical features (log piles, downed trees, drops, etc.) have ride-arounds, so you can avoid anything you are not comfortable trying. There are no sustained climbs, but there are a few punchy uphill sections that will get the heart pumping. The beginner and main loops are very well marked. The River Loop (across the main road) is not marked as well and I had to backtrack a few times. I'm still not sure if I rode the whole loop or missed a section or two. A few more direction signs on this trail would be a huge help. There were quite a few deer out and many were close to the trail. Definitely keep your head up and watch for the wildlife. This trial is only a couple of minutes off Interstate 40, so if you are traveling the I-40 corridor, it is worth taking an hours break and giving it a ride. Overall, if you have a group that has a wide range of riding abilities, this would be a great place to go. There is something for everyone.

Similar Trail: Sherman Branch; Fisher Farm

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Granny Gear

July 6, 2017
Bob Hodge Granny Gear  
 
Review: Went on a ride this am on the trail for the first time. Slow riding just to get an idea of what "advance" meant on their sign. I'm a novice at best so wanted to see if the rating was close. The trail is single tract and has a lot of tight turns. Good elevation gain in the loops for a good work out. I found it to have a lot of trail roots and rock that made it slippery. maybe a half dozen jumps and the same for wooden bridges. In a covered forest setting which is nice. several mud pit mix into the trail. Overall if you were moving much faster than I it would be a treat for a more experienced rider. Would recommended the trail for the non advance rider as you may get you thrill on this trail. There is a tree down on one part of the trail that I had to walk around today.

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Bunny Hop

June 29, 2017
Ron Hobson Bunny Hop  
 
Review: One of the best trails around. Fun, mostly flat and fast. Very well kept.

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Gramcounter

October 29, 2016
CHeath Gramcounter  
 
Review: Lots of use and thats good. Smooth and fast. Nice bridges also. Thumbs up to the crew for making it good.

Similar Trail: Hobby?

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Gnarly


September 21, 2016
eddiez9 Gnarly  
 
Review: There are 3 trails here, varying in length and difficulty. (Disclaimer: I am a slow-poke and a chicken, an intermediate level rider, so consider that.)
The easiest trail by my reckoning is one the same side of the road as the dog park, not much steep climbing or sharp descents, good for beginners.

The 5 mile main trail is fun and flowy, sort of low level intermediate, though there are a couple of tricky spots near the end.

I find the trail next to the Yadkin River the most difficult technically, though not by much. There are a couple of sharp dips into and out of a gully, but most of the trail is more flowing, and the climbs are shorter and less steep.

The trails are very well-maintained, the deer are very tame, and the parking's free! A fun time (if a bit suburban).

Similar Trail: Blue Heron, maybe

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Gnarly


August 28, 2016
Joel DH Gnarly  
 
Review: This is a jewel of a trail system in the Piedmont area. Just enough technical features to keep it fun and interesting, with a little of everything thrown in. They even have some mini tabletops and one mega berm that belongs on a DH track. Very fun! Cycletherapy bike shop is a major source of volunteers for this trail, so look them up if interested.

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Bunny Hop

August 10, 2016
 
Review: This was a really fun ride with some technical features. We rode the trail after a heavy rain the night before and it was still surprisingly rideable. Some of the roots were a little slippery so be careful. Coming from Florida, most of the trails up here seem really nice. Even my 7 year old son was having fun. Can't wait to come back and try some more.

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Tanglewood Park MTB Trail 3.63 out of 5 based on 55 ratings. 55 user reviews.
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