5 miles
Distance
988 ft
Climb
-2,439 ft
Descent
01:17:36
Avg time
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Turkeypen Gap Details

  • Riding Area
    Brevard
    Brevard, North Carolina
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All
  • Global Ranking
    #44079 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A really long singletrack descent from the peak of black mountain. Much of the trail is tight straightforward singletrack but there are a couple points where it gets very steep and technical at the same time. Really good brakes are a big benefit on this trail.

This is not a pure descent like black mountain and there are many valleys with hike-a-bike climbs to get out of.

Turkeypen is a more approachable, generally singletrack, descent for someone who doesn't prefer the rowdiness of black mountain. However, the difficulty of parking either turns it into a 20 mile epic or a shuttled run for groups. A fun trail with a huge descent but the hike-a-bike and parking difficulties may put off some.

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More Stats for Turkeypen Gap bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,451 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,657 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,107 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,107 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,657 ft
  • Grade max
    -46.604%
  • Grade min
    32.914%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Avg time
    01:17:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:59
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Status:
on Jan 6, 2019
Dry
Avg: 2.55 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Turkeypen Gap Trail Reports

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      Jan 6, 2019 @ 9:24am
      Jan 6, 2019
      3-4 trees down and some low hanging foliage, otherwise in great shape!
      Oct 14, 2018 @ 11:53pm
      Oct 14, 2018
      A few large fallen trees. Heavily overgrown in certain spots.
      Aug 28, 2017 @ 3:02pm
      Aug 28, 2017
      Lots of fallen trees. Overgrown.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 37 miles avg distance
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      • 96 rides
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      Dec 30, 2017 @ 5:49pm
      Dec 30, 2017
      Turkeypen Gap, Asheville

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag LegitBiker9000 (Oct 24, 2018 at 15:30)
       I don’t know what is more horrible, doing my hisory portfolio or having to ride this trail. Sad!
      [Reply]

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