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Rhododendron's Revenge

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Trail

3.4 mile 5.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
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Elevation

Ascent: 776' 236 m
Descent: -897' -273 m
High: 2,108' 643 m
Low: 1,446' 441 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 47% (25°)

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Trail shared by Shawn Moore

A connector trail that loops the end of Turkey Feathers back to the Gem Mine Forest Service Rd.

Shawn Moore

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Features -none-

Yield to horses.

Description

At the end of the Turkey Feathers trail, turn left and follow the blue/white blazed trail/roadbed. This trail has lots of very cool waterfalls and streams and is a lot of fun. At one point, Rhododendrons and small Pines overlap the trail making for a crazy, blind bit of riding as you get up close and personal with the local flora.

A 1/4 mile bike push section leads to a junction with a green/yellow blazed trail to the right. Continue riding left on the blue/white blazed trail to an intersection with the yellow blazed trail. Go left on the yellow blazed trail and its unfortunate 1/4 mile bike push section.

Look for a green/blue blazed trail on the right and take it! The green/blue blazed trail is a super fun, technical, decent pucker factor downhill trail that will definitely put a smile on your face. Trail ends on the Spencer Branch Forest Service Rd. that will take you back to the parking area.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Aug 25, 2019
Timothy Parrish
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Feb 18, 2018
Richard Blevins
Jan 31, 2016
Charlie Charping
May 31, 2015
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Lovely trail with the sounds of falling water all around you.
Aug 8, 2013 near Gamewell, NC
Pure Pisgah goodness...
Aug 9, 2013 near Gamewell, NC
Beginning of Rhododendron's Revenge and the end of Turkey Feathers. Note the Blue/White blaze.
Aug 8, 2013 near Gamewell, NC
Catwalk trail to the left of the creek and waterfalls. This section is just before the close-growing rhododendron section that you ride through.
Aug 8, 2013 near Gamewell, NC

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