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Turkeypen Gap Trail (#322)

 6 votes

5.4 Miles 8.8 Kilometers


Singletrack

503' 153 m

Ascent

-1,921' -586 m

Descent

4,103' 1,251 m

High

2,685' 818 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

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A fast and tough up-and-down through the forest with some advanced technical descents.

Logan Watts

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Dogs: Leashed

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Turkeypen is one of those must-ride trails in order to connect the Black Mountain trail with the South Mills and Turkeypen area. It's also a must-ride trail because it's rough, out-there and extremely fun. Coming from the Black Mountain Trail is definitely the preferred route (if you can talk yourself out of going down Black Mountain) and although there are four tough climbs in this direction, you still descend over 2,000 ft.

Be warned, however, unless you are an advanced rider familiar with Pisgah riding, you'll be walking a few of these technical descents.

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This trail is super rad and not a lot of people ride it compared to the nearby trails but that's probably because it is overgrown but still very rideable in the summer and you will get plastered by hundreds of spider webs. The last downhill from sharpy mountain is so sketchy it's awesome. Aug 17, 2017
I love this trail from Black down to the parking lot. Big fun descents with 4 quick climbs thrown in. DO NOT ride it from TP Parking lot towards black. I mean you can, but it's a ton of walking and you'll probably bail at Wagon Gap. Oct 25, 2017

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