Beginner Trails

Northeast Trails

Starting Point
There is parking directly across the street from the trailhead and available in the gravel lot by the RV Campground.

Distance
1.47 miles

Terrain
Rolling, but no hills; rough terrain

Recommendations
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.

Intermediate Trails

Northwest Trails

Starting Point
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.

Distance
2 miles

Terrain
Some hills, rough terrain

Recommendations
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.

Advanced Trails

North Central Trails

Starting Point
Parking is available in designated spots along Northtrail Road and Tanglewood Park Road.

Distance
3.79 miles

Terrain
Hilly, with rough terrain

Recommendations
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.