North Turkey Creek Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Raleigh, NC that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The most interesting and most challenging of the formal mountain biking trails (multi-use trails or MUT) at Umstead, the North Turkey Creek trail is curvy and has several ups and downs, one in particular is steep and rocky and you might spin out if you don't keep your weight forward going up. The trail is nestled between the much easier Graylyn and South Turkey Creek trails. We did this one starting at the Reedy Creek road entrance to the Reedy Creek Trail, down the Cedar Ridge Trail, up North Turkey Creek Trail and down Graylyn back to the Reedy Creek trail, about a 12 mile RT. North Turkey Creek is also a good hiking trail. You could take it from the Sycamore Trail where it intersects with Graylyn and come back up Cedar Ridge.