Length: 5.3 mi (8.5 km)
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +575/177 ft
Total: 51 riders
Mountain Biking Turkeypen Gap / 131
#224 of 533 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#8338 in the world
This trail is incredibly tough, steep, rocky, and contains drastic changes in elevation. There are a handful of hike-a-bikes, but the downhill at the end is totally worth it.
The first 6 miles you will climb roughly 1500 feet until you get to the Black Mountain trail intersection. Don't let this climb dishearten you, it gets much better.
Turn around and get ready for a rough, rowdy descent!
Before you go
- No Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- No Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- No Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
- No Restrooms
This trail starts out just north of Brevard, and about 40 minutes south of Asheville. Get to highway 280 and look for Turkeypen Road. If coming from Asheville, its the dirt road just after the Bolyston Creek Church. Drive all the way up the Turkeypen road until you reach the parking lot. The trailhead is straight up the hill on the left (as you come in). If you are climbing up a steep slope immediately, you found the right trail.
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