Mountain Bike Trails

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.

1.47 miles

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.

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.

2 miles

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.

Advanced Trails

North Central Trails

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

3.79 miles

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.


General Park Information

  • Pets must be under control of their owner and kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. All pets must have current inoculations for rabies. Pets must be kept and never left unattended. Pet owners are responsible for their pets using the designated waste area and cleaning up after their pets at the designated area.
  • Golf, Horse Stables, Hiking Trails and Accommodations are available year-around.
  • Gardens are open year-around. Blooming seasons vary.
  • Tennis activities are available from April to November.
  • Water activities can be enjoyed from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Entrance Fee:
    • $8.00 - Passenger Vans and Buses
    • $2.00 - All other vehicles
    Annual passes can be purchased at the Welcome Center for $50.00 for passenger vans and buses and $25.00 for all other vehicles. Entrance fees and annual passes do not include admission to special events.