Turner Creek Trail

4.67 out of 5
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↑ 300 ft
↓ 500 ft
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223M is the lower section of this same trail. On the national geographic map they're both named "Nimblewill C-spur." No one calls them that. Both of these sections of trail fall under the name "Turner Creek."

The Turner Creek trail is, simply put, one of the best pieces of singletrack in the Bull Mountain trail system. Obviously, it's the most fun going down, but makes for a good singletrack climb as well.

When descending from the very upper end of the trail, be sure to bear left at the triangle junction, and drop down onto the grassy doubletrack. A little ways down the doubletrack, be sure to hang a hard switchback left turn back onto the singletrack.

This lower section of singletrack is fantastic, thanks in large part to the fact that horses aren't allowed on it. Consequently, it stays very narrow, tight, twisty, and is a rocking good time!
added by Greg HeilWorld Champ
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  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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May 19, 2016
ktx Gramcounter  
Review: Yup, the lower section is absolutely awesome (though really really short) and signed "no horses". The upper is also awesome and blazing fast, but IS open to horses, so be sure you can see through the turns before flying through. Last weekend, there were several horses on No Tell and the *upper* (open to horses) section of Turner to get to the kiosk (yellow loop).


January 20, 2014
Review: The uphill will kill your thighs but the bombing downhill will make up for it in every way. Take this trail if your in the area.

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August 21, 2010
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: 223M is the lower section of this same trail. On the national geographic map they're both named "Nimblewill C-spur." No one calls them that. Both of these sections of trail fall under the name "Turner Creek." From Golden Goose's review, it sounds like he missed the lower section. That lower section of trail is probably the sweetest piece of trail in the system, and is the only trail that horses are not allowed on.


July 20, 2010
Review: AKA Nimblewill Branch trail. Forest service markers list this as 223L. Get an updated map at the Jake Mt parking lot. Or, maybe if Trek7k is really nice he might post a pic of that map on here for you. The southern terminus of this trail can be accessed about 3/4 of a mile north of the game check station on FS 28-1 on the north facing side of the road. If you are looking for true singletrack in the area, this trail, Moss Creek, the Bull/Jake connector, and Black Branch are where it's at. The north terminus puts you out at the west end of the No Tell Loop. About halfway through the trail, Jones Creek trail enters from the left. My suggestion is to ride it downhill from North to South. We ALL know downhill is more fun than up! This trail seems to avoid most of the horses in the area as well.

Similar Trail: Bull Mt trails or Pinhote sections 1-3.

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June 1, 2009
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: climb up the sweet section of turner creek trails and come down the jones creek trail for a really sweet, all-singletrack loop with a killer climb and sick descent!

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April 30, 2009
Greg Heil World Champ  
Review: so today i got back there to ride the section of trail reputed to be one of the nicest pieces of singletrack out there... and yes, it was stinking sweet! however, it was only a mile and a half to two miles long. took 4 miles of riding to loop it. eh, its really good, but it's short.

Turner Creek Trail MTB Trail 4.67 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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