Turkey Pen Trailhead Connector is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Transylvania County and Henderson County, North Carolina. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 2,409 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 418 feet. The Turkey Pen Gap parking can be seen along the trail.
Turkey Pen Trailhead Connector Professional Reviews and Guides
"This hike will take you through the heart of Turkey Pen in Pisgah National Forest. The route begins by contouring the banks of the South Mills River. After 1.2 miles you will be faced with a chilly, adventurous, adult knee-level river ford. Continuing on with wet feet, you will travel on rolling terrain through a peaceful hardwood forest. Near the end of the hike, the trail will descend to the South Mills River, and you will need to cross the rushing water once again. This time, however, a suspension bridge spares you another river ford and by the time you return to the trailhead, you will have a smile on your face, lots of pictures on your camera, and maybe even dry feet!"
--Jennifer Pharr Davis, Five-Star Trails: Asheville (Menasha Ridge Press).
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