Warrior Creek

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SHARES
  
AVERAGE RATING
*****
4.90 out of 5
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Intermediate
13.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,400 ft
↓ 1,400 ft
1,155
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
The latest addition to the Kerr Scott Reservoir trails (Dark Mountain, "OVT" Overmountain Victory Trail, Fish Dam Creek), located on the SW side of the reservoir and connected to the rest of the trails by the "OVT". The Warrior Creek trails are part of the campground area of the same name...they run along the contours of the reservoir and transition into where the upper Yadkin River feeds the lake. This is one of the most scenic and challenging trails in the trail complex.
added by EZ-ESingletrack
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
Rider Questions
 

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Q: Is the trail directional -Guest

A: No. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for oncoming traffic as visibility is low in many areas!

eddiez9 answered on September 15, 2016. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Q: Is it open year round? -Guest

A: It closes periodically when muddy. You call the visitor center to confirm trail status.

Gronckle answered on February 9, 2017. Did you find this helpful? Yes | No

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Reviews (61)
 

Gramcounter

November 27, 2017
 
Review: This place is a shining example of what a flow trail can be! Very well built, so much so that even some of the uphill sections feel like they're downhill. I can't even imagine how many man-hours went into constructing this!

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Gramcounter

November 13, 2017
 
Review: Tough track but in great condition! A lot of fun sweeps and quality berms. Covered in leaves, but that just comes with the season. Thank goodness for the warning signs about the rock gardens!!! Kudos on that execution!

Similar Trail: Dark Mountain

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Granny Gear

August 30, 2017
dapch231 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Rode the new 4 mile loop section today, and that is what my rating is based on. The sign says very difficult and I agree. Expert riders would probably not have any problems, but, due to its relatively little travel so far, the narrowness and overhanging branches add to the difficulty. It is also not clear how to proceed through it so got a little lost and backtracked. Being at the end of the 12 mile ( actually just past 10 mile mark) WC trail fatigue could be an issue. I rode in from the camp site at mm 101/2 and was pretty spent after the 6 or so mile ride. Not for casual riders, but, really pretty challenging and fun. After some use and maintenance will definitely be a highlight of WC.

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Granny Gear

August 27, 2017
 
Review: This trail has it all. Climbs, steep descents, berms, rock gardens, flow, roots, and scenery. The K3 climb noted on the map was not as onerous as I expected, and the most of the rock gardens (except for the one with warning signs) were manageable for this rock garden newbie. Trail is well marked and well maintained. This was my first time on this trail and I was not sure if there was a set direction (i.e. clockwise/counter-clockwise) in which to ride the loop. The park attendant said there was not as did another rider in the parking lot. No signage indicating this either. The rider that I spoke with recommended counter-clockwise so I went with that and it was a good choice, especially for being able to navigate the rock gardens mostly downhill.

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Bunny Hop

June 29, 2017
Ron Hobson Bunny Hop  
 
Review: The absolute best, most fun trail I've ever ridden on a mountain bike. The layout and flow is second to none. It's like you are riding a roller coaster. This trail is a marvel of mountain bike trail achievement. Love it!

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Gramcounter

November 28, 2016
CHeath Gramcounter  
 
Review: Outstanding as always. Superb flow. As of 11/24/16 there are some leaves but it's so dry they are all packed down. 3 big trees down but no biggy. Trail is unbelievable. Awesome to the workers who built and maintain!

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Gramcounter

November 4, 2016
 
Review: If you like flow, berms and beautiful views, this is the place to be. Leaves have the trail pretty much covered, which can make for some fun and interesting surprises. Don't forget your $2.00 per person at the trailhead!

Similar Trail: Sherman Branch

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Gnarly


September 15, 2016
Joel DH Gnarly  
 
Review: One more thing: I may have prematurely ended a black snake's life on this trail. Came whipping around a corner and boom! Or bump bump! Watch out for snakes

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Gnarly


September 6, 2016
Joel DH Gnarly  
 
Review: I finally road this trail for the first time today. I wanted to discover for myself what all the hype was about. Wow! This is a fantastic trail! Berm, downhill, berm, uphill, berm, berm etc. On the really big berm (the one 3 minutes before the 8 mile marker) I hit it warp speed, railed the very top line, and was promptly thrown 25 feet down the hill, bruising my arm, knee, head, and wounding the fingers on my right hand. DH worthy crash. I have video from my Gopro of this, so I can confirm the math details. The trail remains unsullied in my book though. I'm coming back soon! (To take another shot at that berm too)

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Trailblazer

September 5, 2016
 
Review: Warrior creek is as awesome as ever! Big banked turns, rock gardens and add on Headwaters loop for some good technical riding. Great trail!

Similar Trail: Tsali - but more fun

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Warrior Creek MTB Trail 4.90 out of 5 based on 61 ratings. 61 user reviews.
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