WNC Gravel Videos. As an average rider at best, I was alone in Nov 2012 when I recorded these. Thus the pace is boringly slow, not intended as entertainment, but rather as a reconnaissance aid for adventure motorcyclists. Mileage approximate. Tried to only post videos that were not already on the web. A caution: All of the best riders I know have been forced off the gravel by an oncoming vehicle. Info: GSMNP 828-497-1900; Nat. Forest Svc. 828-524-6441.
Cowee Bald Rd Cowee Bald Road - YouTube
/Conley Creek Rd Conley Creek Road - YouTube
(My commute to work for years): From NC74 take 28S X14M, turn L onto West Mills Rd, then immediately turn L onto Snow Hill RdX3M, turn L onto Leatherman Gap Rd. X2M which becomes Cowee Bald Rd (Gravel)X5M, turn L onto Conley Creek Rd (Gravel)X6M. At end of gravel, paved Conley Cr. Rd takes you to Whittier, NC and exit 76 on NC74.
Cherokee Figure 8: 62M (37M gravel) Dobson Ridge Rd Dobson Ridge Road - YouTube
/Hyatt Creek Rd Hyatt Creek Road - YouTube
/Bunches Creek Rd Bunches Creek Road - YouTube
/Jenkins Creek Rd Jenkins Creek Road - YouTube
: NC19X1M E of Cherokee Casino turn L onto Wrights Creek RdX5M, turn R onto Dobson Ridge Road (Gravel)X5M, after BRPW underpass turn R onto Hyatt Creek Rd.(Gravel)X5M, turn L onto Heintooga SpurX8M, at cul de sac take Roundbottom Rd (Gravel)X17M, turns to pavement for 2M, turn L onto Big Cove RdX1M, turn L onto Bunches Creek Rd, 1st 4M paved then 5M Gravel, turn L at end of road, go a few feet and turn R onto Dobson Ridge Rd. again, thru underpass again, then in a few feet turn L onto Jenkins Creek Rd. (Gravel) X5M, turn R onto NC19X5M back to Wrights Creek Rd, completing the figure 8. Must be ridden in this order because Roundbottom Rd. is 1-way. Roundbottom open about May 13-Nov 30.
Hyatt Cove Rd Hyatt Cove Road - YouTube
(Gravel): 2M, begins within feet of the beginning of the Heintooga Spur off the BRPW. At this junction on Heintooga Spur are Hyatt Cove Rd. to R or south and Hyatt Creek Rd. to L or north. Ends at NC19 .3M W of BRPW.
Rainbow Springs Rd Rainbow Springs Road - YouTube
/Otter Creek Rd Otter Creek Road - YouTube
/Tellico Gap Rd Tellico Gap Road.m4v - YouTube
/Needmore Rd Needmore Road - YouTube
(all 4 Gravel): From Ironhorse take 28SX10M, turn R onto NC74(West)X14M, turn L onto Wayah RdX29M, turn R (West) onto NC64X@7M, turn R onto Rainbow Springs Rd X13M, turn L onto Wayah RdX@6 M, turn R onto Otter Creek Road which becomes Tellico Gap Rd.X15M, turn L onto Needmore Road @7M(Gravel first 3M), turn L onto NC74 (West) Xfew feet, turn R (North) onto NC28S and back to Ironhorse.
Goldmine Rd Goldmine Road - YouTube
/Dendy Orchard Rd Dendy Orchard Road - YouTube
/Turtlepond Rd Turtlepond Road - YouTube
/Hale Ridge Rd Hale Ridge Road - YouTube
(all 4 Gravel): NC28SX44M turn R onto Peeks Cr. Rd. (then a tricky L followed by 2M paved and 1M steep gravel), turn R onto Goldmine RoadX6M, turn R onto Dendy Orchard RoadX4M, turn R onto Turtlepond Road X4M, turn R onto NC106X3M, turn L onto Hale Ridge RoadX2M (after the 2M Hale Ridge turns to L, then becomes gravel X11M), turn R onto Warwoman RdX11M, turn R (north) onto US441X32M, turn L (west) onto NC74, then 34M back to Ironhorse.