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.
Come help us give the trails at Lake James State Park some love!
All Work Parties will begin at 9am. Pack water and snacks to take with you on the trail. Sturdy footwear and work gloves recommended. Tools will be provided, and work will end around noon. Group ride will follow at 1pm, so don’t forget your bike!
Dates and work detail subject to change; this post may be revised. Any day-of cancellations will be posted on Facebook site, so check there if weather looks questionable.
Join us on March 13 at Warrior Creek to help put some final touches on NEW TRAILS at the Headwaters area. We will meet at 9am at the main entrance to the campground and reassemble behind the gate near the back bathhouse. We will be riding the new trails after the workday at 1pm. Bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, and a lunch. Tools will be provided. Please help our planning efforts by filling out the following form: Trail Volunteer RSVP. Thanks, and see you on at the trail!
This is a first-annual event that will have a work party on Saturday morning and several organized rides on surrounding trails. Free camping will be available for members of the Alliance and other SORBA chapters. Details on this event are still being finalized, but the goal is keep it simple, safe, and fun. If you are interested in attending any portion of the weekend email firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP’s are mandatory since we must be mindful of the group sizes for working and riding.
We’ve got some good news for you. The Pisgah National Forest Grandfather Ranger District has approved the Mortimer Trails Project. This means that planned relocations of existing trails and construction of new trails are officially authorized to proceed, which will...
This funding will be applied to our work on Yancey Ridge Trail in the Pisgah Grandfather District, part of the larger Mortimer Trails Project in Wilson Creek.
It is now time to submit comments on the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan. Your comments will impact the decisions the USFS makes on how the forest will be managed for the next 20 years.