Greensboro's newest trail system offers more than just another loop for locals; it's an after-work sanctuary replete with natural beauty, moderate climbs, and well-crafted turns.
The trail is primarily smooth with just a handful of rooty sections to keep you on your toes. Contrary to popular belief, it's not overly riddled with roots, just a couple of sections that serve as natural obstacles. The trail is marked as "Easy" for a reason—nothing too technical here.
While not a landscape of endless climbs, this trail does offer some moderate uphill battles and satisfying descents. Perfect for beginner to intermediate riders looking to keep their ride fairly straightforward but rewarding.
Perhaps the most attractive feature of this trail is its scenic route by the lake. Nature envelops you, making for a serene experience, heightened by a notably quiet environment. While the trail's overall condition can vary depending on boat traffic and maintenance, riders should expect a tranquil experience that contrasts well with the workaday world.
The trail is conveniently located and easy to find. From High Point Road in Greensboro, take a turn onto Groometown Rd, proceed for 5 miles until reaching Kivett Dr. Continue straight, half a mile later turn left onto Jonquil Rd, go another mile to the stop sign and proceed straight. You'll enter the park with the trail on your left past the gate.
The trail enjoys warm reviews from those who have had the pleasure of riding it:
While not a trail to traverse states for, it certainly is a local treasure for those in Greensboro or High Point. Excellent for new riders or for experienced bikers looking for a quick but satisfying ride. Next time you clock out and need a fresh air fix, steer towards this underrated gem.
Mountain biking is a risk-filled sport. All riders assume full responsibility for their safety. Always adhere to local trail rules and guidelines.