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Turkey Trot

 4 votes

Length

3.0 Miles 4.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

471' 144 m

Ascent

-337' -103 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

7,596' 2,315 m

High

7,161' 2,183 m

Low

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Nice, varied trail crosses David Canyon

John Geronimo

Overview

Typically snowy November-February. Fire closures in the summer are common.
Features: eMTB allowed
Dogs: Leashed

Description

This trail is best ridden down the west ridge through steep switchbacks, across David Canyon, then gradually up the east ridge to the Mars Court trailhead.

From Mars Court the following loop can be ridden:

1. Down Wild Turkey to Cajun Turkey (0.2 miles)
2. North on Cajun Turkey to Cajun Pine (0.4 mi)
3. Cajun Pine to Drop In (1.8 mi)
4. Down Drop In to West Boundary (0.26 mi)
5. West Boundary (1.6 mi)
6. More Turkey (1.7 mi)
7. Turkey Trot (3 mi)

About 9 miles. This area of the Manzanitas is remote and less ridden than the northern areas, without cell or amateur radio coverage. Be sure to take plenty of water, food, and repair capability.

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Jul 3, 2016
Joseph Talley
Rode counterclockwise - Turkey, Cajun Pine, Wild Turkey, 3 Bottles, West Boundary, More Turkey, and Turkey Trot. 11.3mi — 2h 35m
Sep 7, 2015
Richard Noland
Jul 24, 2015
Nathan Anderson
3mi

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  4.0 from 4 votes

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Is there a way to combine all these turkeys into one trail that forms a loop? Sep 25, 2015
I gotta disagree with the above description... I ride the Turkey Trot-More Turkey-West Boundary-Cajun Pine- Cajun Turkey loop fairly often as part of a bigger ride starting at Otero canyon trailhead, and I gotta say that aforementioned loop is wayyyyy more fun going clockwise geographically. I rode it counterclockwise this weekend and was not a fan. May 31, 2017

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