THE GRINDER

THE GRINDER

ROADKILL

PUBLISHED

Maggie Valley, NC

Road type: twisties
Distance: 190 miles
Travel time: 6 - 7 hrs

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The name says it all – this route will challenge even the seasoned rider with over 2,000 curves and several switchbacks. The fun begins by taking Moonshiner 28 south from US 74W towards Franklin NC – then continuing to Ellijay Rd that takes riders to Cullowhee Mountain Rd which has seven switchbacks.
Riders will loop back to Moonshiner 28 on Walnut Creek Rd heading to Bridal Veil Falls for a short break and grab some pictures – (the old road runs behind the falls). Riders will need to top off their tanks in Cashiers before continuing to NC 281 on the return to Maggie Valley.
Two suggested locations for lunch – Carolina Smokehouse in Cashiers or Jukebox Junction at the intersection of NC 215 & US 276

1. MAGGIE VALLEY

MAGGIE VALLEY

3811 U.S. 19, Maggie Valley, NC, United States

Get Directions

Take US-19 S/Soco Rd toward Cherokee - Turn left on Casino Trail to US-441S turn left on US-441S continue to US-74 W/Great Smoky Mountains Expy to NC-28 S turn left onto NC-28 S
Distance: 32 miles
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2. MOONSHINER 28

MOONSHINER 28S

2 Parton Road, Nantahala National Forest, Bryson City, NC 28713, USA

Get Directions

Continue on Moonshiner 28S to Sanderstown Road to Sanderstown Rd
Distance: 20 miles
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3. SANDERSTOWN ROAD

SANDERSTOWN ROAD

3024-3098 Sanderstown Road, Nantahala National Forest, Franklin, NC 28734, USA

Get Directions

Turn left on Sanderstown Rd toward US-441S Turn right onto US-441S Take the N Carolina 28/US-64 E exit toward Highlands
Turn left onto US-64 E to Ellijay Road.

Distance: 7 miles
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4. ELLIJAY ROAD

ELLIJAY ROAD

1 Ellijay Road, Nantahala National Forest, Franklin, NC 28734, USA

Get Directions

Turn left on Ellijay Road and continue to Cullowhee Mountain Road
Distance: 15 miles
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5. CULLOWHEE MOUNTAIN ROAD

CULLOWHEE MOUNTAIN ROAD

1700-3468 Cullowhee Mountain Road, Nantahala National Forest, Cullowhee, NC 28723, USA

Get Directions

Turn right on Cullowhee Mountain Road and continue to Pine Creek Road

Distance: 9 miles
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6. PINE CREEK ROAD

PINE CREEK ROAD

3266 Pine Creek Road, Nantahala National Forest, Cullowhee, NC 28723, USA

Get Directions

Turn right on Pine Creek Road and continue Pine Creek will turn into Walnut Creek Road follow the signs to Franklin - turn left to continue on US 64/28E to Bridal Veil Falls

Distance: 9 miles
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7. BRIDAL VEIL FALLS

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls, Nantahala National Forest, Highlands, NC, USA

Get Directions

Welcome to Bridal Veil Falls - where you can ride behind the falls

Distance: 11 miles
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8. CAROLINA SMOKEHOUSE INC.

Carolina Smokehouse Inc

U.S. 64, Cashiers, NC, United States

Get Directions

Leaving Bridal Veil Falls turn left on 64/28E continue to Highlands turn left in Highlands to continue on 64E to Carolina Smokehouse in Cashiers for lunch.

Distance: 13 miles
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9. BP

BP

630 Us Highway 64 E, Cashiers, NC, United States

Get Directions

You have reached the halfway point of the ride time to top off your tank.

Distance: 1 mile
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10. NORTH CAROLINA 281N

NC 281 (Canada Road)

North Carolina 281, Nantahala National Forest, Lake Toxaway, NC 28747, USA

Get Directions

After refueling continue on 64E to North Carolina 281N turn left

Distance: 12 miles
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11. CHARLEY'S CREEK ROAD

CHARLEY'S CREEK ROAD

79 Charleys Creek Road, Nantahala National Forest, Tuckasegee, NC 28783, USA

Get Directions

Contnue on NC 281N to Charley's Creek Road you will see a white church with a tall steeple turn right .

Distance: 17 miles
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12. NORTH CAROLINA 215 N

Pinhook Gap

Pinhook Gap, Nantahala National Forest, Canada, NC 28708, USA

Get Directions

Continue on Charley's Creek Road to Pinhook Gap and NC 215N

Distance: 12 miles
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13. NORTH CAROLINA 215N

NORTH CAROLINA 215N

Explorer Road, Balsam Grove, NC 28708, USA

Get Directions

Turn left on 215N to return to Maggie Valley

Distance: 35 miles
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