East Tennessee riding help

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Slimak707, May 5, 2013.

  1. Slimak707

    Slimak707 Hard On Equipment

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    I'll be in the Newmarket, sevierville area visiting my parents in June. I'm bringing my KLR and was wondering where to go off roading in the area. The only place some what, that I know, is the gravel road off of Cade's cove that ends on the dragons tail.

    If y'all could provide roads/areas with directions that would be great.

    Road riding is hwy 411 from gatlinburg to Cherokee area rides too please.
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  2. Mossy_Crk

    Mossy_Crk Fallen over

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    You were ok in the other thread. :p. There are great roads down in the park/forest. Most of the county roads have all been paved but there are great twisties.

    The East TN Photo Tag Game has some great places in the last few months with some directions to them. If I understood Google Maps/Earth better I'd make a map for you with some great little roads. Until then, here's some individual ones:

    This is fun loop to the near east that covers Weaver's Bend, Hurricane Gap, and a trip into Hot Springs:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=TN-9+W%2FUS-25+N%2FUS-70+W%2FDixie+Hwy&daddr=35.9387631,-82.9472021+to:Weavers+Bend+Rd+to:TN-107+E%2FHouston+Valley+Rd+to:35.9755231,-82.87561+to:Unknown+road+to:Bridge+St+to:TN-9+W%2FUS-25+N%2FUS-70+W%2FDixie+Hwy+to:Fugate+Rd&hl=en&ll=35.945493,-82.892876&spn=0.088109,0.173721&sll=35.94327,-82.876053&sspn=0.176223,0.347443&geocode=FZ4hJAIdtiEO-w%3BFcthJAIdflMO-ykLXtl298xbiDGH0VKdYfu3yQ%3BFfhMJAIdE-oO-w%3BFaD8JAId630P-w%3BFWPxJAIdJmsP-yn_8PFMnzRaiDGJu-t5LiPksA%3BFfB6JAId8BAP-w%3BFfKuIwIdBRwQ-w%3BFZ4WJAIdViYO-w%3BFYQnJAIdGTQN-w&mra=dme&mrsp=6&sz=12&via=1,4&t=m&z=13

    <iframe marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=TN-9+W%2FUS-25+N%2FUS-70+W%2FDixie+Hwy&daddr=35.9387631,-82.9472021+to:Weavers+Bend+Rd+to:TN-107+E%2FHouston+Valley+Rd+to:35.9755231,-82.87561+to:Unknown+road+to:Bridge+St+to:TN-9+W%2FUS-25+N%2FUS-70+W%2FDixie+Hwy+to:Fugate+Rd&hl=en&sll=35.94327,-82.876053&sspn=0.176223,0.347443&geocode=FZ4hJAIdtiEO-w%3BFcthJAIdflMO-ykLXtl298xbiDGH0VKdYfu3yQ%3BFfhMJAIdE-oO-w%3BFaD8JAId630P-w%3BFWPxJAIdJmsP-yn_8PFMnzRaiDGJu-t5LiPksA%3BFfB6JAId8BAP-w%3BFfKuIwIdBRwQ-w%3BFZ4WJAIdViYO-w%3BFYQnJAIdGTQN-w&mra=dme&mrsp=6&sz=12&via=1,4&t=m&ie=UTF8&ll=35.953553,-82.95433&spn=0.194542,0.291824&z=11&output=embed" frameborder="0" height="350" scrolling="no" width="425"></iframe>
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    This map shows Hurricane Gap. The road continues and connects to Lookout Mountain Road, even though that map doesn't show it:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=R...FYlbJAIdL7wQ-w;FbiqIwIdCCAQ-w&mra=ps&t=m&z=12

    <iframe marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Rollins+Chapel+Rd&daddr=Hurricane+Gap+Rd+to:Lookout+Mountain+Rd+to:Bridge+St&hl=en&sll=35.930135,-82.785587&sspn=0.044063,0.086861&geocode=FThCJQIdtd0P-w%3BFYN3JAIdC0wQ-w%3BFYlbJAIdL7wQ-w%3BFbiqIwIdCCAQ-w&mra=ps&t=m&ie=UTF8&ll=35.952442,-82.800522&spn=0.166753,0.205994&z=11&output=embed" frameborder="0" height="300" scrolling="no" width="300"></iframe>
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    This will take you to Wolf Creek Falls (Follow this route and don't try to come in from the North on a KLR):
    http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=T...8wbDg;FXlMIwIdxpAO-w&mra=mrv&via=1,2&t=m&z=14

    <iframe marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=TN-107+E&daddr=35.9053317,-83.0192517+to:35.856161,-82.978322+to:Wolf+Creek+Rd&hl=en&sll=35.852048,-82.957249&sspn=0.044106,0.086861&geocode=FecWJAIdVSAN-w%3BFTPfIwIdDToN-yllgKDoPs5biDF4wwjRi-Ab2Q%3BFSEfIwId7tkN-ykJQ3CtO9JbiDFIOnu4I8wbDg%3BFXlMIwIdxpAO-w&mra=mrv&via=1,2&t=m&ie=UTF8&ll=35.8846,-82.96051&spn=0.166896,0.205994&z=11&output=embed" frameborder="0" height="300" scrolling="no" width="300"></iframe>
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    Citico, Indian Boundry, and Rafter Roads:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=T...-35-g&mra=dpe&mrsp=5&sz=14&via=1,3,5&t=m&z=13

    <iframe width="300" height="300" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=TN-360+N&amp;daddr=35.534332,-84.1331491+to:Citico+Rd+to:35.3862511,-84.1206372+to:TN-165+W%2FCherohala+Skyway+to:35.3699699,-84.2487035+to:Cherohala+Skyway&amp;hl=en&amp;sll=35.361686,-84.247713&amp;sspn=0.044378,0.086861&amp;geocode=FXLhHQIda1z7-g%3BFfw1HgId4zr8-ik778aWZ45eiDHVefsspnwytA%3BFcVyHAIdjuX8-g%3BFYvzGwIdw2v8-inBWx31jPJeiDEdt2tTm4X6HQ%3BFcXmGwIdhmD8-g%3BFfGzGwIdgXf6-inBRhiNvfVeiDHwdmzmtQfZ1g%3BFYSYGwId_-35-g&amp;mra=dpe&amp;mrsp=5&amp;sz=14&amp;via=1,3,5&amp;t=m&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=35.464026,-84.196472&amp;spn=0.335555,0.411987&amp;z=10&amp;output=embed"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=TN-360+N&amp;daddr=35.534332,-84.1331491+to:Citico+Rd+to:35.3862511,-84.1206372+to:TN-165+W%2FCherohala+Skyway+to:35.3699699,-84.2487035+to:Cherohala+Skyway&amp;hl=en&amp;sll=35.361686,-84.247713&amp;sspn=0.044378,0.086861&amp;geocode=FXLhHQIda1z7-g%3BFfw1HgId4zr8-ik778aWZ45eiDHVefsspnwytA%3BFcVyHAIdjuX8-g%3BFYvzGwIdw2v8-inBWx31jPJeiDEdt2tTm4X6HQ%3BFcXmGwIdhmD8-g%3BFfGzGwIdgXf6-inBRhiNvfVeiDHwdmzmtQfZ1g%3BFYSYGwId_-35-g&amp;mra=dpe&amp;mrsp=5&amp;sz=14&amp;via=1,3,5&amp;t=m&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;ll=35.464026,-84.196472&amp;spn=0.335555,0.411987&amp;z=10&amp;source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small>


    Cherohala Skyway (paved) out then River Road (dirt) back:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=C...wIdMqj6-g&mra=dme&mrsp=4&sz=14&via=3&t=m&z=14

    <iframe marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Cherohala+Skyway&daddr=Old+Santeetlah+Rd+to:National+Forest+Rd+to:35.3296237,-84.0385835+to:River+Rd&geocode=FZabGwIdidX5-g%3BFetTGwId-9z_-g%3BFcZEGwIdI6b_-g%3BFVcWGwIdSaz9-im1mD_gH-xeiDFIsUicp0PedA%3BFW1TGwIdMqj6-g&sll=35.332422,-84.204197&sspn=0.044394,0.086861&hl=en&mra=dme&mrsp=4&sz=14&via=3&ie=UTF8&t=m&ll=35.344255,-84.122314&spn=0.392063,0.585022&z=10&output=embed" frameborder="0" height="350" scrolling="no" width="425"></iframe>
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  3. Slimak707

    Slimak707 Hard On Equipment

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    Thanks a lot, these look really good!:D
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  4. waspp

    waspp Been here awhile

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    Yes this is great! I just got back from a mc trip to Dallas and will be checking some of these rides out soon.
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  5. dwheil

    dwheil Been here awhile

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    Hey Slimak, as Mossey Crk said , we have a ton of great roads in this area. I live in Sevierville and when you get in the area PM me and I'd be glad to take you out on some of our roads. You might check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EastTennesseeAvDriders
    and you will get an idea of what type of riding we have.
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  6. Slimak707

    Slimak707 Hard On Equipment

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    Ok I sure will. We will be leaving in late June and will stay about a week.
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  7. Slimak707

    Slimak707 Hard On Equipment

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    I'm heading up there this coming Saturday. Are there any ride plans in the area for the weekend or during the week?

    Looking forward to ALOT of riding. Parsons branch road is a definite ride.:clap
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  8. DragonNester

    DragonNester Been here awhile

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    Here is a snap shot of a GPX (or GDP for Garmin) file I have on my area (southern Cherokee Nat'l Forest). All the tracks are of unpaved (gravel) roads (two single tracks) with wavpoints (poi). I don't know how to attach the file(s) to a post, but I'll send a copy via email to anyone that has a GPS and software (mapsource or basecamp) to read and transfere part or all into their GPS. Just PM me.

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    The list of tracks:
    384
    BaldRiver
    BeaverDam
    Burrell
    CaneCreek
    CaneMountain
    Citico
    DavisCreek
    DitneyMtn
    DuckettRidge
    FingerBoard
    FS81
    JoeBrown
    Kimsey
    Lookout1
    Lookout2
    LostCreek
    McFarland
    Miller Ridge Rd
    MillerCemetery
    Nriver
    OldFurn
    Rafter
    Smith Mountain
    SpringCreek
    StarMtn
    Stony Grave Gap Trail (rough Jeep trail)
    trail_81 (single track)
    trail_82 (single track)
    TurkeyCreek
    WhiteoakFlatRd
    WittRoad (water)
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  9. Slimak707

    Slimak707 Hard On Equipment

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    Thanks for the info. I see at least t two roads I want to try. We are shoving off in the morning.
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