Turkey Knob Road Trail

At A Glance


3.1 mi one-way

Difficulty Rating: 3.1 (Moderate)
Steepness: Climbs Gently
Tread Condition: Some Obstacles

This trail is located in the Dupont State Forest area. For a list of all the trails in that area, see the Dupont State Forest trails list page.


This old road is reverting back to a singletrack trail. The new extension from Pinnacle Mountain Road down to Briery Fork trail (a true trail, built early 2013) opens up many more loop hiking options in the south portion of DuPont SF, including a longer loop around Lake Julia. This is a well designed, winding trail with a couple of neat features built in, including some rock outcrops.

Travels through vast areas of galax groundcover, which flowers along with the mountain laurel in early June. It passes through a couple of switchbacks, across one neat bridge and has a creek crossing. The trail ends at Briery Fork in a forest of white pines. This segment is well graded with plenty of rolling dips for drainage.

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Trail Segments

Trails are often made up of several connecting paths which may have different characteristics, allowed uses, and seasons. This trail is divided into multiple segments as follows:

Turkey Knob - Little Briery to Poplar Hill Loop SW

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 1.01 mi

Turkey Knob - Poplar Hill SW to NE

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 115 ft

Turkey Knob - Poplar Hill Loop NE to Pinnacle Mtn Rd.

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.38 mi

Turkey Knob - New Ext. to Pinnacle Mtn Rd.

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 34 ft

Turkey Knob - Reasonover Creek to Little Briery

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 0.39 mi

Turkey Knob - New Ext. Pinnacle Mtn Rd to Briery Fork Tr

  • Allowed Uses:
  • Length: 1.28 mi

Total Calculated Length: 3.09 mi

This value is derived from our underlying map data, and it may not match officially published information.

Intersecting Trails

  • Little Briery
  • Poplar Hill Loop
  • Briery Fork
  • Reasonover Creek
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    Carolyn said: Thanks. I was missing this segment of data.
    Friday, March 20 2015 11:15pm
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