A treat for both climbing and descending, the Turner Creek Trail is a lesser-known gem in the extensive Bull Mountain Trail system. Its two sections, commonly referred to as Turner Creek rather than their official National Geographic name "Nimblewill C-spur," offer riders a thrilling experience. Whether navigating the narrow, twisty lower section or conquering the upper reaches, this trail is bound to leave you breathless for all the right reasons.
At the top of the trail, a triangle junction beckons; bear left to drop onto a grassy doubletrack. Then, brace yourself for the hard switchback left turn that launches you back onto the exhilarating singletrack. This lower section is an adrenaline-fueled dream for several reasons:
Starting from Dahlonega, head west on Route 52. Continue on 52, then turn right onto Nimblewill Church Road. Another right at the Bull Mountain sign will lead you toward FS road 28-1, which provides access to the trails.
The Turner Creek Trail offers something for everyone: climbs that test your mettle, descents that quicken your pulse, and corners that challenge your skill. While its 6-mile network route might not be the longest, the variety and quality of the trail surface make up for it in spades. Overall, if you find yourself in Dahlonega's mountain biking scene, missing out on this thrilling ride would be nothing short of a trail travesty.