Bur Mil Lake Brandt - Trail, Greensboro, Carolina

Bur Mil Lake Brandt - Trail, Greensboro, Carolina

DESCRIPTION

Rolling terrain, well smoothed trails. Some logs, mostly single track. Gully after gully in spots. Steepness varies from gentle to quite steep. Entering trail from entrance side of park allows for an moderate downhill run of about half a mile. At the bottom of the hill the trail empties out to a swampy area. At one time there were bridges across the swamp. From there the trail passes the lower parking area and fishing pier. Ride will be split between serpentine flats and gully scections. Some gullies will be 30 to 40 feet of elevation change and fairly steep. Trail may have slick spots, roots and logs depending upon weather and upkeep. Beginners can navigate this trail, but may find themmselves pushing a time or two.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 24, 2009]
bikingchad
Weekend Warrior

Medium length trail with a bit of everything. Good for mid-level or better riders. Beginner riders might be overwhelmed in places.

Customer Service

Personally I prefer riding this trail from the lake-side entrance and riding in a clockwise direction. This puts two fairly steep climbs in your path, but the payback to ride the rest of the trail this direction makes it worth it to me.

You can see this trail here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5m6X1kym6g

Similar Products Used:

* Big Loop in the same (Bur Mil) park.
* Country Park loop.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 13, 2008]
swixjohnson
Cross Country Rider

A fun set of trils if you happen to be in the Greensboro area. There are a number of loops so it is a bit easy to get confused. Tgis is a fun trail with some technical section that keep you focused and some really fast switchbacks. Best of all they are actually for mtn biking.

we parked in a little pull off just after the bridge. There is a sigh that states no biking but dont worry about it. This trail will take you to the MTN biking trails. However if you happen to come accross a runner/walker on this .5 mile section please show some respect and let them pass.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 01, 2005]
macheat
Weekend Warrior

If you've read the reviews you'll know there are several trails around Bur Mill Park. What I am describing is not Owl's Roost Trail, but the joffing trail that begins near the Par 3 parking lot and ends at the greenway down near the lake. The trail is an old friend and for the most part is short, non-technical, pretty easy, and a lot of fun. The beginning of the course, between the entrance near the Par 3 course parking lot and Owl's Roost Road has been changed over the last few years and become more technical. I usually get on the trail from Owl's Roost Road after I ride Owl's Roost Trail and it takes me down to the greenway. This would be an excellent route for a beginner. It will start with a long downhill, so if you ARE a beginner make sure you don't let your speed get away from you. You will regularly encounter pedestrians on this trail. The only downside to this trail is that it doesn't handle rain well and there will usually be some majoy muddy/boggy sections for a long time after a rain.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jul 25, 2004]
rallyrabbit
Cross Country Rider

My home trail! It's a good trail for a city the size of Greensboro. Not much elevation change (20-50 feet tops probably). It's on a lakeside, well maintained. It can be descently technical in places.

Similar Products Used:

Higgens, Hobby, Townsend

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[May 25, 2004]
bunamun
Cross Country Rider

Great trail! Very fun, fast. See photo gallery, maps, and more of this trail: http://www.landrywebstuff.com/Triad_Trails_Web_Site/html/trails_page_roost.htm

Similar Products Used:

http://www.landrywebstuff.com/Triad_Trails_Web_Site/html/index.htm

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 19, 2004]
terryash
Cross Country Rider

There are several trails at Bur-Mil Park. The most well known is the Owl's Roost trail. Two other named trails exist, Big Loop and Little Loop. These all branch off of the Greenway. There are two other trails that branch off of Owl's Roost, but to my knowledge, they do not have names. One is "U" shaped and splits off and returns to Owl's Roost, the other branches off of Owl's Roost near the end of the trail that is outside the park, and parallels Owl's Roost, eventually tying in to the U-loop mentioned above. Altogether, there is probably about 12-14 miles of trail not counting the Greenway mileage.

Customer Service

Mix and Match, but beware of wet days, the roots become pretty slick

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 28, 2002]
D S

For those who haven't ridden this trail in a while they have changed the trail pattern around adding more whoopdi doos. It was an improvement. Paul's schwinn has races here especially the July Sizzler. the trail is well maintained and ridden alot.

Customer Service

when you get to the end go right on the asphalt greenway, when you go across the road go about another 1/4 and look to you left for another trail head ( right after the trail head off of the greenway the asphalt will have changed color where they laid new stuff down)follow this for another mile of riding. it will bring you back to the asphalt greenway near a lake on your right. go up the hill to the maintance shed near the main dirt road. in the distance across the grass you will see the pool. go to the right of the pool towards the other woods. you will see a picnic table/area. they trail continues here and takes you back to the top of the trial near the volley ball courts, adding another mile (8 miles total)

Similar Products Used:

Not a bad trail for greensboro. probably the best around.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
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