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    South Mills River Trail

    Looking for some good info. I have done most of the trails around the mills river/davidson river area and are planning a big loop to do in a couple of weeks.

    How is the south mills river trail? We will be starting at the turkey pen trailhead and riding it all the way to the end (then linking to some others). We have not been on this trail but have read several different descriptions, they all seem a little fuzzy.
    There looks to be alot of river crossings (are they do-able or crazy?) Alot of talk of mud also. Any recent info would be great!!!

    Thanks

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    Lots of river crossings? yes, and not little ankle deep rock-hops either
    Do-able? yes
    crazy? open to interpretation
    riding all the way? no, see river crossings above
    confusing? quite possibly as there are other unoffical trails running along both sides of the river at/near most of the crossings
    muddy? not so much now since we've had little rain for the last few weeks, but that can change quickly

    From Turkey Pen to Cantrell you ride, from Buckhorn to 476 you ride, in between you get very wet.
    many gears, some pies

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    +1 on the confusing part, you can find a trail and follow the river but it looks like a fishing trail and this time of year really growed up.

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    Depending on which trail you take just before Wolf Ford there are 9 or 10 wet river crossings. They are all easily walkable. If you are adventurous I challenge you to ride more than 5 of them. The trail itself is as flat as you will find in Pisgah but it has enough rocks, mud, and log hops to make it one of the most technical trails. Not to mention the Dog Hobble. You can either smoke through it in an hour and a half or make it a half day slog.... Either way it is classic Pisgah and should not be missed

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    [QUOTE=driftwood].... Either way it is classic Pisgah and should not be missed

    +1
    many gears, some pies

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    Sounds good then, we will try our hand at the crossings

    Thanks for the info

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