Pisgah National Forest is the oldest of its kinda in the Eastern US. Heavy logging operations blanketed the Turkey Pen area throughout the 1900's and reached as far as the Great Balsam Mountains. I'll take you on a 6.5-mile trail run where we'll explore this remote, quiet corner of the forest - including a historic suspension bridge over South Mills River. We will meet at a gravel pull-off at the intersection of Turkey Pen Road and NC-280. The drive up the unpaved road is rough, but can be completed in a 2-wheel drive vehicle with moderate clearance. You will follow me up the road to the trailhead and we will go over the final details before we begin our run. The old logging paths are riddled with history and I'll educate you on it as much as I can. Many visitors simply hike to the river and back, not realizing the extensive network of trail in the area. The route has plenty of roots and rocks along the way, but for the most part, climbing is gradual and along old abandoned roads. All abilities are welcome, I will cater to your pace. We can even hop in the river after we're done!
Il tuo host
With 5 years of extensive van-based travels, I've logged well over 10,000 miles on the trail across the better half of the US and parts of Canada and Mexico. I knew that when I settled somewhere, I would be in Western North Carolina. I've explored every corner of Pisgah National Forest and I know where the best trail running is at. I began my career as a trail and ultrarunner in 2015, with limited experience running until 2012. Since then, I've competed in several races including multiple 50-milers and one 100-miler in 2018. I spend countless hours on the trail in Pisgah and can frequently be found attempting solo 20+ mile runs in the forest - but I still know what it takes to start from scratch. As of 2019, I am the only permitted Trail Running Guide in Pisgah National Forest.
Che cosa è incluso
Trail Mix, Snack Bars, and Nutritional Supplements
Water Bottles and Water Filters
Dove ti troverai
We'll follow South Mills River for the start and finish of our run. For the middle, we'll follow old logging paths up a ravine along the east side of Poundingstone Mountain. From there we'll follow a beautifully built singletrack trail to another logging path that leads back to the river.
Cosa tenere a mente
Termini di cancellazione
È possibile cancellare e ottenere il rimborso totale di qualsiasi esperienza entro 24 ore dall'acquisto.
Termini di comunicazione
Comunica sempre attraverso Airbnb. Per proteggere i tuoi pagamenti, non trasferire mai del denaro e non comunicare al di fuori del sito web o dell'app di Airbnb.
Requisiti degli ospiti
Possono partecipare fino a 5 ospiti a partire dai 18 anni. Running experience is a must, but this route is friendly to newer trail runners.
This is a moderate trail run with 1,100' of climbing over ~6.5 miles. Most of the climbing is on old railroad beds, with only one steep section near the highest point. There are several stream crossings that may require you to get your feet wet at times.
Turkey Pen Trail Running Tour
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