North Turkey Creek Trail

HARD 13 reviews

North Turkey Creek Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Raleigh, North Carolina 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.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
465 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

river

wildlife

mountain biking
1 month ago

pretty area. more up and down than I expected. broad gravel trail.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

7 months ago

just a gravel road. no challenge.

7 months ago

10 months ago

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Very good trail to hike, extremely great for bikes...... easy to follow and beautiful in general.

walking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

hiking
Sunday, September 13, 2015

mountain biking
Monday, May 25, 2015

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.