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Level: Intermediate
Length: 2.9 mi (4.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +55/55 ft
Total: 272 riders
 

Mountain Biking Wild Turkey

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#8 of 534 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#59 in the world

Wild Turkey has become one of the most popular trails east of the mountains. Constructed by The Greensboro Fat Tire Society constructed in early 2008.

Wild Turkey has been cleared of most roots, smooth groomed single-track in the beautiful woods along Lake Brandt. The trail is fast, fun, flows great, great berms, rock jumps, skinny's, and even a few climbs.

Come see why riders come from all over North Carolina to ride Wild Turkey!

First added by Reserverockhopper on May 11, 2020. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
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Getting there
From I-85 take 220 North (Battleground Ave). After 10 miles on Battleground, turn right on Owls Roost Road. Look for parking lot on left at Bur-Mill park. Ride down to the paved Greenway, turn right on the Greenway past the Owls Roost trail head, continue past and over the bridge over the lake. The trail head will be on the left. An alternate trailhead exists at the Lake Brandt Marina (located at 5945 Lake Brandt Rd. Greensboro, NC 27455). From the parking lot located outside of the entrance, the trail starts from the opposite side of the drive from the outside parking lot.
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Q: Can i rent a bike at the trail head
A: No, but there are many local shops in Greensboro that offer rentals. The Trek Store on Battleground Ave. is great for that.

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  • sdmcglynn
    *****

    I love this trail. Very fun turns, some fast sections, some short climbs. If I combine it with Owl's Roost there and back I'm pretty beat at the end.

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  • ccalhoun68
    ****

    Fun, flowey trail with some nice challenges ie. large trees crossing trail, rock drops. More difficult than Reedy Fork.

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  • Cole_Walker
    *****

    Out of the trails in Greensboro, Wild Turkey is my favorite. Very good flow, some good climbs and descents with berms.

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  • Daniel Lee Dault Jr.
    *****

    Great trail love it will be coming back for sure it has a little bit of every thing its an out and back and on the out its mostly down hill but it has some uphill some rockgardens lots of roots some sand some air bridges it basically has a little bit of every thing except river crossings

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  • Bjzebrardw
    *****

    Wild Turkey is just plain fun!! Numerous twists, turns, berms, and hills make it that way. Great flow with a few climbs mixed in. Perfect trail for all in my opinion. One the great things about Wild Turkey is that it's centrally located and can be linked to Reedy Fork, Blue Herron, King Fisher, Owls Roost and Country Park. Getting 30 - 50 miles in on your MTB will not be an issue.

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  • cclarkmb
    *****

    This is a five-star trail for so many reasons. We checked out this trail for the first time on October 17, 2015. The setting is spectacular. Perfect conditions with the multi-colored leaves falling on a sunny, but fairly cool day. Numerous twists, turns, berms, and hills make Wild Turkey so much fun. Really good flow. There is some climbing involved, but all worth the effort and not too difficult. Perfect trail for intermediate, advanced or beginner in my opinion. Nothing much in the way of technical riding, except for a few options scattered here and there such as log piles to jump or bunny-hop over. You can get enough speed up in certain sections and it's like riding a roller coaster in a mountain forest. This area has so many nice mountain bike trails. We rode Blue Heron last month and it is an awesome trail as well. We live in Myrtle Beach, SC. So far, Greensboro is our primary choice for hitting the trails. There are just so many great options. I grew up surfing and to me, mountain bike riding is such an awesome way to experience and take part in nature/God's creation. It's very much like riding a wave. Make the trip to ride the trails here. You won't regret it!

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  • Hayden Cheek
    ****

    Flowed very well great sections in between the uphills to pump and pick up speed around berms fun trail with different obstacle options

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  • Neal M.
    *****

    Great trail. You can really push you're limits on it and it flows really well with berms to control speed on steep downhills. Best trail I've been on by far

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  • JSherwood1987
    *****

    This trail has excellent flow! while being an out and back trail, you do get a bit of traffic and some turns don't really go both ways so dont swing out on turns expecting a berm to hold you.

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  • fathippo
    *****

    Very fun trail with excellent flow and good hard-packed berms. No real technical obstacles for intermediate riders, just some moderate short climbs. You can flat out fly through sections, but be advised I did encounter trail runners.

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  • Gronckle
    ***

    Neat little singletrack trail. 3.6ish miles. Nice flow, with several dips and a few (mostly avoidable) obstacles to keep things interesting. Clear signage for intersections with hiking only trails.

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  • hinero
    *****

    Very fun trail. Has a good mix of fast and flowy with a few technical features mixed in. Nothing too difficult but makes for a very fun ride. This is my first choice to ride when I am in the GSO area.

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  • Beachcruiser
    *****

    This trail is sooo much fun!
    Very fast trail and felt like there was always something going on. Not alot of flat straights.

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  • TrickkyGangsta
    ****

    Very nice, very fast flowing, fun trail! Besides the smell of large dead things that hit me multiple times through the ride this trail is a must do in the area. I'd consider this more of a beginner trail to light intermediate but it is very fun. Hard packed and flowy, in and out, you'll have a good time. There are a few 2-3ft drops, some jumps, some bridges, some berms, some overlogs (and none of which made me scrap on my lowish bottom bracket Yeti SB-75), and some other cool obstacles. If you get to know these trails well speed will be the game. No crazy climbs, nothing real technical, just fun out in the woods and it connect with a greenway trail (paved), and to many other MTB style trails to extend the ride. Visit http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=3265 for maps and more info.

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