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South Turkey Creek Multiuse Trail

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Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 165' 50 m
Descent: -28' -8 m
High: 388' 118 m
Low: 242' 74 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Chris Lynch

A well-traveled, forested, moderately sloped multiuse trail in Umstead State Park.

Chris Lynch

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife

Runner Notes

An easy run that provides access to the main part of Umstead State Park trail system.

Description

This trail connects two entrances to Umstead State Park, from the Ebenezer Church Road Bridge gate in the southeastern part of the park to the intersection of Reedy Creek Road and Trenton Road gate on the southern side of the park. There is parking at the Ebenezer Church Road Bridge gate, but not at the Reedy Creek Road and Trenton Road gate.

To access the trail, start at the parking lot at the Ebenezer Church Road entrance (5407 Ebenezer Church Road). The park generally is open only during daylight hours, but parking at this entrance is available even after official park hours. Travel down a spur trail from the parking lot to reach the main part of South Turkey Creek Multiuse Trail and turn left. It is about 1-3/4 miles to the Reedy Creek Road/Trenton Road intersection gate where you can connect to the Reedy Creek Multiuse Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Deer and birds are the main wildlife. Mature forest environment.

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Final leg of South Turkey Creek trail after finishing Turkey Creek / Cedar Ridge loop run.
Nov 22, 2015 near Cary, NC
Crabtree Creek at Ebenezer Church Road Bridge
Nov 22, 2015 near Cary, NC
When Sycamore Creek is too high to cross on stepping stones, it is easier to bush-whack downstream and find a downed tree that spans the creek. This one is plenty wide!
Nov 22, 2015 near Cary, NC
Beginning of Cedar Ridge Trail from Ebenezer Church Road Bridge gate entrance.
Nov 22, 2015 near Cary, NC
South Turkey Creek Multi-Use Trail in Umstead State Park.
Nov 22, 2015 near Cary, NC
Reedy Creek Road / Trenton Road intersection gate entrance to Umstead State Park.
Nov 22, 2015 near Cary, NC

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