If you are looking for a long and twisty trail that will make you feel amazing about breaking out your mountain bike, then you need to check out the Kernersville MTB park.
This park in North Carolina is a 4 mile intermediate trail that will make your legs burn. The trail goes up to 948 feet max, and is a twisty trail that will take you all around the park. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing trail.
The trail has several changes in elevation as you go up and down the hills and around the various paths. Despite all of that, the trail is a loop with a single marked entrance to the park on the road, and once you enter you can head down the trail. While a four mile trail might not seem like much for experience cyclists, keep in mind that this isn’t an easy loop over flat terrain, but a loop that will keep you weaving and changing gears until the very end, so make sure to keep that in mind before you commit to a ride.
Even if you decide to turn around and cycle back to your car, you will still need to take on the changing terrain no matter where you go. Additionally, the trail is a two way trail, so hikers and bikers can come towards you from either direction, so keep that in mind.
Finally, there are several optional sections that are marked as well, with shinies, a rock face, and a drop… so keep that in mind if you want to be more advanced. However, these are optional, so you can just stay on the trail if you don’t want to take on those challenges.
You should keep an eye on the Kernersville Cycling Club Twitter page and official website, because Kernersville MTB Park closes after a rainfall, and the website both notifies you of when the park closes and when the park reopens after a bad weather event. Additionally, the trail is maintained by volunteers, so there can be some parts of the trail that are not as well kept as the others. There’s no danger on the trail, but keep that in mind.
Additionally, there aren’t any amenities such as bathrooms or places to refill your water bottle, so make sure that you are well stocked before you take on the trail. Otherwise, you are free to take your mountain bike and hike the trail, or free to walk the trail and see how tough the elevation can be on your legs! No matter how you do it, you will get to be on a beautiful trail, so enjoy it.
The most unique part of the Kernersville MTB park is that the entire 4 mile trail has been entirely built and is maintained by volunteers. The local trail is associated with the Kernersville Cycling Club, and they focus on monitoring the trail and also encouraging intermediate and beginner cyclists to take up their bikes and ride all around Kernersville.
The twists and turns really make the otherwise simple trail hard to follow, and in some cases, you will be pedaling through the water. But it is a very fun trail that is well worth the hour or so you will be putting into it as a mountain biker. It is open from sun up until 9:00 in the evenings, and it is a pretty popular trail in the middle of the day. You can find plenty of people hiking and moving around the two way trail, so it can be the perfect trail to walk if you want to be around people.