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Old 07-19-2012, 12:20 PM   #11
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Greenville, SC
Oddometer: 4
Thumb More Upstate and NC fun with some dirt

First I wanted to thank Laura for her nice words regarding my first post. I guess it encouraged to to try again...

I had been out last fall and a section I wanted to ride was closed for the season. I tried again today, again closed. I did have fun though and did get off road about four times. The route is like:

Start around Hwy 25 and Foothill Blvd, NW of Furman Univ.
FootHill west thru a country club community to White Horse RD.
White Horse N to 276, then West.
Take 288 off 276 in Marietta.
Right at end to 288, then immediate left on 11
Right off 11 on Roy Jones Rd.
Cleo Chapman Hwy back to 178, then left.
Right to Sassafras Mtn (Highest point in SC) WOW.
Back down the road to the "Y", take right fork
Right at "East Fork RD. Follow track log to dirt (Happy Acres RD)
On return to East Fork, continue N to 276, left on 276
Right on Becky MTN, then Immediate L on Rich Mtn.
We get some gravel on Rich Mtn and it returns to 276.
Left on 276, back to SC, past Caesars Head Park
Down the hill to Persimmon Road (Dirt), Left on it.
A few miles of dirt and back at Hwy 11, left there.
11 to 276, past Cleveland, and you are back in Travelers Rest (TR) in about 15 minutes.

I wish I could find more complete routes on dirt in the Upstate, but I haven't been very lucky so far.

In any case a fun ride with lots of good scenery. I think you will enjoy it even though it is not challenging.

Give it a try

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