I always thought it was trespassing somewhere b/n crossing that creek and FS618. Kinda double track in there, but I think private property. I hope I'm wrong.
Also, if you come to 618 and just straight across, you will ride right into Turkey Creek Trail at the first bridge from Key. And right now, just after this bridge is the largest tree (in diameter) I have ever seen down on any trail in my life. It is huge.
Where the fs 619 road forks, the one to the left goes thru an area that was logged. I believe that logged area might be private. At the 618 end there is a gate that does not look like a forest service gate. The one to the right (which I recommend) is actually a fire break and you don't have to go around the private (?) gate. I did not see any" private property" signs and I was looking. Did see the national forest marker signs (yellow ones) though. The fire break road might be along the public/private land border.
Thanks for the info about straight across FS 618 bringing you closer back to the trail head on Turkey. I was thinking it did and was planning to try it next time.
the "second option" or fire break was made the spring of 2010 before the Forest Service did the control burn of Turkey. Before that I do not recall seeing it either. So maybe the F.S. made it legal to ride?
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