Westside Lake Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.63 out of 5
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Intermediate
4.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,200 ft
↓ 800 ft
297
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Rooty singletrack with pine straw and sandy loam. Nice lake views and fern hills.
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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: @ColtonLock do you have a good map of the loop after you cross the bridge on Oak Grove? -sigfox77

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Q: Is this trail really next to the Wake Forest Reservoir? How long has it been there? -johno883

A: Yes,can park at the reservoir and pick up the trail just to the left. You ride straight out until you hit Oak Grove Church Rd, go right across the bridge and then look for the entry on the right after you cross the bridge.

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Reviews (8)
 

Granny Gear

December 19, 2016
Jbugg305 Granny Gear  
 
Review: this is a little more advanced for the beginner, But is a super fun trail for intermediate riders. There are some roots on the west side, but only in some sections not the whole Trail. Some roots are kind of tall but not too bad. This is one of my favorite trails it's just a little far away from where I live, I think it's worth the drive there.

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Granny Gear

August 8, 2016
foco1515 Granny Gear  
 
Review: The West Side of the Rez is definitely rooty as other have mentioned but provides enough variety to keep things interesting. Watch for hikers, casual walkers from the adjacent neighborhood, and people fishing from the banks near the trail. The real action is on the East Side (accessed via a short road ride across a bridge to the other side of the lake) which features one main fire road up the middle with two separate downhill runs on one side and a "gully run" and a variety of twisty single track on the other.

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Bunny Hop

November 5, 2015
Edduh507 Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Great trail with beautiful lake views. Quite rooty with a few fallen trees some turned into obstacles. This trail is huge with one long DownHill section towards the end of loop 1. For a complete loop start by riding over the dam wall n a cross the spill way. From there u can ride your way to the road n turn left to continue with the trail that will bring you back into the parking lot. Enjoy Ur Ride

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Granny Gear

July 13, 2015
 
Review: A good beginner-intermediate ride. Like others have said - it's a little rooty, but it's pretty well maintained with a couple of fun downhill sections. I have tried to find the second section of the trail - the one that is supposed to be above the bridge - but what I've located is basically a swamp right now. I haven't tried it.

The drop-in from the resivoir is pretty steep and I usually hike my bike up it. It's gotten a little washed out which makes this challeging, so I've been dropping in from the bridge in the residential section. Overall, I really like this little trail for a neighborhood ride.

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Gramcounter

June 12, 2015
Theo D Gramcounter  
 
Review: Changing my outlook on the trail. Besides having to go into neighborhood to drop in at this point, the trail is a shit show. Way too many roots and sketchy slippery patches of pine straw. Trail is still a great workout but is no fun.

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Granny Gear

May 28, 2015
sigfox77 Granny Gear  
 
Review: The out and back portion of the trail is a nice warm up for the loop once you cross the bridge on Oak Grove. The loop is a great ride with some challenging climbs and couple of nice downhill stretches. Lots of roots.

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Granny Gear

September 12, 2014
gbwarner10 Granny Gear  
 
Review: This trail has become my backyard trail. I ride here at least once a week. The first 15mins of the trail is very rooty, but then gets better with a little more flow. The second half of the trail connects with many loops after climbing the largest hill. It has a descent mix of terrain. All in all its a good after work trail!

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Gramcounter

September 12, 2014
Theo D Gramcounter  
 
Review: West side of resivoir is a pretty nice fast ride if you can deal with the small roots that cover most of the trail. A couple tight turns and a hill or two will keep it interesting. Once you pop out on the road you can take a right and go just over the bridge and drop back into the woods on east side. This trail is a lot of fun but packed with spider web. A monster hill climb near the end is a good way to finish off your cardio. The trail on this side just sort of ends and or pops you out in an industrial yard further up 98 and you'll have to ride back the way you came or a short trip on highway over the bridge. Woke forest resivoir is a great spot for kayaking, trail riding and running, or brick training.

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Westside Lake Trail MTB Trail 3.63 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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