Is the only parking area the dirt spot on the side of the road right after the bridge? Does the TC trail go over the old bridge or cut to the right in the woods right before the big rock at the bridge?
If you are starting at the old dirt parking lot on the side of Key Road and drop down the dirt road, then yes, you hang a quick right before the big rocks, pass the kiosk, ride to the gravel road, quick left, re-enter trail at red gate and go ride another six or so miles until you pop out at the cul-de-sac. Turn around, repeat. Great trail.
If you do like Brian said and park at the new(ish) Price's Bottom area, which is also a kayak launching area, then you ride across the wooden bridge and hang a left immediately past the big rocks, pass the kiosk...
I went and rode yesterday at Wine and Turkey. Only got a half mile or so of Wine due to the displaced bridge. Rode to the gravel road gate and just beyond and back on Turkey. Might venture further today or go check out the trail at West Dam.
This was my first real trail ride and I can see how people can get addicted to it. Haven't ridden bikes in 25 years so I am still getting my legs under me. I think I may have had more fun than I do when I ride my ATV. Certainly get more exercise!
Went to work this morning. Tried to get it done. We'll have to make a second trip.
My 20" bar was maybe half of it, the hundred feet above the trunk kept twisting. This was a nasty son of a gin. Cracks. pops, twisting, whatever. The trail passed directly beside the huge root ball so there will be a minor reroute.
Two more hours this afternoon. Took out the monster, then worked on a downed pine that caused everyone to create a crappy ride-around. Didn't ride the trail so we won't say it is 100% clear, but...Go ride it...Then let us know!
Ride it. It needs traffic and all those things Ted mentioned are part of the experience and to be accepted, not avoided. I swear, FATS has spoiled y'all rotten.
The only place out there on Turkey you're likely to miss the trail is way out at the far end when the trail goes 90 degrees left and an old logging road goes straight. Its far enough along that if you miss the turn you'll still get in a good day's ride.
+1 on what Wooglin said. I went out there about three weeks ago to look at the Wine bridges. I DID get turned around there with the nettle, but I had an hour to kill yet. I rode up Turkey a ways and it wasn't that bad. A few face slappers, but nothing that would stop me from going back out there.
disclaimer: I didn't get quite to the left turn, so I don't know what it looks like beyond that. Just FYI, if you do go straight right there you can loop back around to Key Bridge by road.