DUAL SPORT RIDING

DUAL SPORT RIDING

ROADKILL

PUBLISHED

Cherokee, NC

Are you looking for adventure, going places that few others have traveled. Dual sport riders should find these roads to their liking as they journey into the back country of the Smoky Mountains.

Google Map links have been added to each road description.

1. HIENTOOGA ROUND BOTTOM ROAD

HIENTOOGA ROUND BOTTOM ROAD

Balsam Mountain Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Charleston, NC, USA

Get Directions

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From Maggie Valley head towards Cherokee to the Blue Ridge Parkway - turn left on the parkway and continue to Hientooga Ridge Road turn right towards Balsam Mountain Campground - continue to the turnaround area - this is the start of Hientooga Round Bottom Rd - this road is one way only.
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2. MT STERLING ROAD

MT STERLING ROAD

Mount Sterling Road, Pisgah National Forest, Newport, NC 37821, USA

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From Maggie Valley head east to US 276 turn left and continue to I-40 W continue to Watervile Road. Turn left to continue on Waterville RD to Mount Sterling Road turn left to continue.

Distance: 33 miles
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3. OLD CATLOOCHEE TURNPIKE

OLD CATLOOCHEE TURNPIKE

Old Cataloochee Turnpike, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Waynesville, NC 28785, USA

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Continue on Mt Sterling Road until it turns into Old Catloochee Turnpike - continue to Cove Creek Gap continuing to Cove Creek Rd which will lead you back to US 276 and Maggie Valley.

Distance: 22 miles

*Also reference the Cosby Highway 32 page for alternate route to Mt Sterling Road.
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4. MAX PATCH ROAD

MAX PATCH ROAD

2-84 Max Patch Road, Pisgah National Forest, Clyde, NC 28721, USA

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5. TELLICO ROAD

TELLICO ROAD

Tellico Road, Nantahala National Forest, Franklin, NC 28734, USA

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Tellico Road can be reached either from US 28 then a short ride on Wayah road to Rainbow Springs Rd
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6. RAINBOW SPRINGS ROAD

RAINBOW SPRINGS ROAD

Rainbow Springs Road, Nantahala National Forest, Franklin, NC 28734, USA

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7. PARSON BRANCH ROAD

PARSON BRANCH ROAD

Parson Branch Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN 37882, USA

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From the Cades Cove Visitor center turn onto Forge Creek Road (two way traffic) continue to the unpaved road surface Parson Branch Road (one way traffic) continue for 8 miles until you reach Hwy 129 (Tail of the Dragon)
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8. Rich Mountain Road

Rich Mountain Road

Rich Mountain Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN 37882, USA

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No map link available

This road will take you from the Cades Cove Loop Rd to Townsend TN - a portion of the road is one way only with the access point starting at Cades Cove Loop Rd.
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9. River Road - Bald River Falls

River Road

River Road, Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Plains, TN 37385, USA

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Google Map http://goo.gl/maps/QeJYa

Enjoy a scenic ride on the Cherohala Skyway before reaching River Road after making a quick stop at Bald River Falls head back towards the skyway to Wildcat Rd.
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10. BALD RIVER RD

BALD RIVER RD

Bald River Road, Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Plains, TN 37385, USA

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Use River Road map link
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11. WILDCAT RD

WILDCAT RD

Forest Service Road, Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Plains, TN 37385, USA

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12. MILLER CEMETERY RD

MILLER CEMETERY RD

237 Miller Cemetery Road, Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Plains, TN 37385, USA

Get Directions

Use River Road map link
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13. Davis Creek Raod

Davis Creek Raod

Nantahala National Forest, 5820 Davis Creek Road, Murphy, NC 28906, USA

Get Directions

Use River Road map link
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