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Turkey Creek #280

Easy/Intermediate
 3.8 (5)

A classic singletrack trail through the forest and across small creeks.


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Map Key

7.1

Miles

11.5

KM

Singletrack

383' 117 m

High

261' 80 m

Low

745' 227 m

Up

772' 235 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Turkey Creek is often overshadowed by the nearby Forks Area Trail System (FATS). FATS has fantastic looping trails and is closer to most urban centers; however, Turkey Creek is a nice trail in its own right. It is not a particularly technical trail - the singletrack tends to be easier than the nearby Modoc, with the major gully crossings having bridges. A front suspension mountain bike is perfect for this trail. An experienced ride could even ride this trail with a cyclocross or gravel bike, though the exposed roots and rocks would make it a rough ride.

Keep your eyes out for wild boar - the signs warn of an active trapping program. In the spring, you can see wild boar mothers with their young in this area.

This trail starts on Key Road, just west of the junction with Wine Creek #280. The forest service actually refers to these two trail as one long Wine-Turkey Creek Trail. The trail is clearly blazed and has mile markers. The trail is well maintained, though not as busy as other local trails (FATS and Modoc).

It can be ridden as an out-an-back for a total of fourteen miles. However, the gravel forest service roads allow you to ride this as a lollipop - the forest service road begins a hundred yards (meters) after mile marker 7. The forest service road is easier and cuts through a large pine forest.


See the SORBA site for more info.

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Shared By:

Christopher Rorden

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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in Parksville

#11720

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Turkey Creek has a number of bridges across the bigger gullies. Most are in good shape, though this one is missing a plank.
Mar 10, 2018 near McCormick, SC
Clear mile markers. Mile 7 is the end of the trail - either turn around or take a shortcut back along the gravel forest service road.
Mar 10, 2018 near McCormick, SC
Signs warn of feral pig trapping, and not to approach trapped animals. Wild boar are a common site on this trail.
Mar 10, 2018 near Edgefield, SC

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Aug 29, 2020
Greg Tempel
Wine Creek + Turkey Creek. Classic old school singletrack. Lot of fun. 25.6mi — 2h 56m
Apr 17, 2020
Edwin Farnell
One tree down at mile 5.5 or so and another at 6.5 or so. Otherwise, the trail is running really well. 7.1mi
Aug 5, 2018
Robert Reeder
Bad shape The trail is overgrown and, there is a burn scheduled