Mountain Bike Trails
There is parking directly across the street from the trailhead and available in
the gravel lot by the RV Campground.
Rolling, but no hills; rough terrain
This is the best Tanglewood trail for beginning mountain bikers, but make sure you
know how to handle the bike. The trail uses as much of the land as possible. There
are a lot of tight turns, roots and small logs. You will need to be able to pick
up your front wheel to ride over the roots and logs comfortably.
The trailhead is best accessed at the gravel parking lot just before the Katherine
Crosby Bridge crosses the Yadkin on U.S. 158. Go past the metal gate, toward the
concert shell. The path goes into the woods twenty to thirty feet from the road.
Some hills, rough terrain
Compared to the other two trails, this trail has a moderate level of difficulty.
Be sure to yield to walkers and horses on this trail. You will cross the horse trail
at least 2 times. Always remember to go straight across these intersections.
Parking is available in designated spots along Northtrail Road and Tanglewood Park
Hilly, with rough terrain
This trail is best for moderate-to-experienced mountain bikers. This trail goes
through the woods behind the Welcome Center and meanders over creeks and up small
hills behind Shelter #2 before turning back and passing the former campground area.
It eventually comes out at the trailhead across from the soccer fields. You can
get lost if you do not always go straight across when intersecting horse trails.
You may often encounter detours on this trail as volunteers work to combat erosion
and make trail improvements. Because volunteers maintain the trail there is no structure
to changes that are made. Riders should realize that dangerous sections could occur
at any point, so you need to dismount your bike and walk whenever you feel your
skill level may not be up to the challenge.