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    NC Trails with jumps, drops, flow sections, etc??

    I'm spending my winter break in Greensboro and was really excited to get to do some riding. I'd heard people raving about Owl's Roost and Wild Turkey up near Bur Mill Park, so I rode there today (both trails, both directions) and for the most part was bored silly. I ride a Remedy so I like hauling butt on some flow sections, and hitting the occasional drop (3'-5') and good size jump (10'-15' from lip to lip). I don't mind doing some climbing either, but Owl's Roost undulated too much and seemed like a lot of work for no actual reward. The only interesting looking trail I've found is Mega-Jump in San Lee park, but I'm trying to track down some more options. I live in GSO but wouldn't mind driving up to 2hrs to do some riding. I'm planning on spending a few days riding with a friend that lives in Ashevile at which point we are going to hit Tsali and some local favorites. But Asheville is a bigger drive than I would really like to do twice in one day.

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    NC Trails with jumps, drops, flow sections, etc??

    I think you're just a little too rad for North Carolina. Sorry.

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    I get that everywhere I go.
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    Moore's Spring looks pretty fun. Anybody ridden there?
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    Best trails close to you. Kerr Scott - IMBA Epic Mountain Bike Trail, Wilkesboro, NC
    Should take you about an hour from Greensboro.

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    NC Trails with jumps, drops, flow sections, etc??

    Or Rocky Knob, just a bit further west than Warrior.

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    Yup Tsali is the super gnar gnar.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    There's a trail at Rocky Knob in Boone called PB&J (pump, berm and jump) that fits yer need, I see guys hitting the big air on that section of the hill when I'm up there. Some more like you want on the lower half of Dark Mtn at Kerr Scott, but not as big as PB&J.

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    Check out Briar Chapel. Elevated Trail Designs is finishing up a nice section of trail there that would probably suit you. I was at the trail day today and we rode the new section. Very nice with some nice berms, rollers, tables, etc. A lot like mega jump, but longer. Not too far from you either. In between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro on 15/501.

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    I rode a counterclockwise loop at Moore's Springs today. I didn't get to do this new "downhill" section they are just finishing up, but the stuff I did ride seemed fun. A lot of people ride it clockwise I guess. It's currently covered in leaves (as is the rest of the state) so I didn't have the confidence to plow through the rocky sections having not ridden there before. It's only an hour away from me so I'll probably be back before I go to Tsali or Kerr-Scott.

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    Briar Chapel! Our new section is exactly what you're looking for. Nothing too crazy but some great berms, rock features, small jumps, and lots of fun.

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    Found it on Google Maps and saved it to lift of trails to ride before I go back to Colorado! Also checked out some videos of Rocky Knob... Looks super fun!
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    What about the Greenslick trail in Bent Creek? It's close to Asheville, and is a fairly short run, but one of the most intense dh sections I've ever ridden in NC. Requires a bit of uphill riding to get to this trail, but well worth it based on what you're looking for.

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    You should ride in NC more.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Not much "gnar" in the piedmont.We have great riding in western NC. Boone, Brevard, Asheville, N. Wilkesboro, etc whatever it's all awesome.

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    Back Yard Trail(BYT) down here in Charlotte has what your looking for. Not alot of "flow" but well built and laid out. A nice jump line with some decent drops and whatnot. As far as purpose built trail with bigger-ish hits, Rocky Knob might be your best bet. If gnar is what you seek, head west...

    Farlow Gap, Black Mountain, Pilot Rock.

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