4 miles
Distance
530 ft
Climb
-772 ft
Descent
00:39:26
Avg time
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Indian Turnip Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Deep Creek Lake State Park
    McHenry, Maryland
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat, CX
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #16527 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This is a multi-use singletrack trail that intersects with Beckman's Trail and Meadow Mountain Trail. Ridden clockwise, it starts with a somewhat technical rock garden. Once you get a little higher, the surface smooths out a lot, but there are large rocks scattered about and a creek crossing or two. A fairly steep and fast downhill section begins after the last intersection with Meadow Mountain Trail. There are a few features you can use to get some air, a couple tight switchbacks (the first is bermed, the second is flat), and another rock garden near the bottom section.

The trail is primarily on the side of a ridge and passes through a mostly hardwood forest that is littered with large, moss-covered boulders. There is one bridge after the steepest part of the downhill that passes over a small stream.

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More Stats for Indian Turnip Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -243 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,515 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,966 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,758 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,515 ft
  • Grade
    -1.112%
  • Grade max
    -26.736%
  • Grade min
    46.154%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,271 ft
  • Avg time
    00:39:26
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Status:
on Nov 1, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Indian Turnip Trail Trail Reports

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      Nov 1, 2018 @ 9:53am
      Nov 1, 2018
      Dry for the most part but a couple slightly mucky spots near the streams. Other than some leaves hiding rocks, it's perfect conditions really.
      Jul 27, 2018 @ 10:51am
      Jul 27, 2018
      Awesome trail. Pretty technical throughout but there’s a great mix of climbing, flat sections, and downhill. Lots of rock features and multiple...
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 8:15am
      Jul 16, 2018
      Jul 11, 2018 @ 8:37am
      Jul 11, 2018
      Still a tree down about .5 miles before the descent. People have been riding around it a lot. Not sure if that's what they want, but just reporting.
      Mar 31, 2018 @ 9:41am
      Mar 31, 2018
      Two large trees down across the trail not far after the last intersection with Meadow Mountain Trail (riding clockwise). Somewhere in that...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 15 rides
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      Apr 4, 2018 @ 6:08pm
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      Indian Turnip Trail, McHenry
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      Apr 4, 2018 @ 6:08pm
      Apr 4, 2018
      Indian Turnip Trail, McHenry

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Bennnnnn (Mar 31, 2018 at 13:46)
       Pretty cool trail ridden clockwise. Some moderate trials sections on the way up, a couple boostable features, mossy boulders scattered around the forest, and a nice downhill with a couple switchbacks (one slightly bermed, the other is flat) that finishes with somewhat technical rock gardens. I rode on a nice early spring Saturday and saw no hikers and one biker. The lower trails closer to the campground and road had a lot of hikers.
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      • + 0
      flag Zeattle (Jul 5, 2018 at 9:10)
       First 1.7 miles counter clockwise has a lot of uphill rock gardens. Was rough for 7 and 10 year old. Took 57 minutes to go up. Took :31 to come down the 4 miles back to the parking lot. LOT of fun on that second part.
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