The best mountain bike trails in North Carolina
Northwest North Carolina Mountain Bike Alliance (The Alliance) is building and maintaining some of the best MTB trails in North Carolina, tucked away in the Northwestern part of the state. We build, ride and protect single track mountain bike trails in towns of Boone, Conover, Glen Alpine, Hickory, Lenoir & Wilkesboro and the Grandfather District of The Pisgah National Forest. If you’re just looking for the most recent trail status or a whole new place to ride, we’re here to help connect you to the best mountain bike trails around.
Great trails rely on members
The Alliance is a chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association and relies on membership, volunteer hours and donations from mountain bikers to operate. Members continue the mission of making mountain bike trails accessible and sustainable through our core values: Speak, Build, Respect, Ride!
Trail Status Reports
Trail status is updated by our local trail stewards, but you should always check with each trail’s website or Facebook page if conditions are suspect. Most trails close for a minimum of 24 hours following rain.
= Open | = Caution | = Trail Closed
The Alliance holds regular work parties, socials, board meetings and other events throughout the calendar year. Be sure to subscribe to our calendar below to keep up with the latest happenings.
Join G5 the weekend of March 15th-17th to help give some of the trails in the Old Fort area some love. Along with our neighboring chapters and other partners, we will be helping promote and organize this exciting weekend of work, riding, and camaraderie. Base camp for the event will be on the doorstep of Pisgah at Camp Grier. The hosts offer dinner, lodging, and more (like free shuttles to the top of the trails).This will be a great time! More Details TBD
Join Local Trail crews and NICA Teen Trail Corp groups throughout the state of North Carolina develop appreciation for the volunteerism and comradery involved in trail maintenance. Specific Projects and Locations TBD
Join the Alliance for NCICL Trail Week event with the Wilco Wolves at Kerr Scott. We will be meeting at the Visitors Assistance Center near the main OVT trailhead at 9am. From there we will divide into groups and cover several maintenance items along the OVT and adjacent trails. Bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, and water. Tools will be provided.
Join us March 23rd for a workday on Zack’s Fork mountain bike trails in Lenoir. We will be meeting at the parking near the soccer fields. At 9am, we will divide into groups and head into the work sites. Bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, and water. Tools will be provided.
Plan to bring lunch and your bike. For those interested we’ll be riding after the workday.
Have you heard? The North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League (NCICL) has big goals of giving back to local trails this year, aiming to complete over 3,000 hours of volunteer work this season. Currently they are over halfway there! Last season the league’s...
Based out of the Mortimer Campground, this event supports the the Mortimer Trails Project which has brought significant funding, new trails, and a reduced maintenance backlog to the Grandfather District Trails in the Mortimer Area.
We’re proud to announce we’ve been chosen as a recipient of Athletic Brewing Company's Two for the Trails grant program! Athletic Brewing Company’s love for the great outdoors is why they created their Two For the Trails program, where they donate up to $2 million...