Offroad near lake Fontana or Highlands, NC?

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  1. hairball29

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    Hello,

    Anyone know of any decent offroad trails, forest roads or such like near lake Fontana or Highlands, NC? I'm going up there this weekend so am looking for half a day's worth.

    I've been searching for forest roads, etc, but if anyone's got any good ideas then i'd be grateful to hear (read) them

    Thanks
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  2. DirtDabber

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  3. marshwater

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    hairball, what type riding you looking for? i live between highlands and franklin. i've got some great trails in the area (cullasaja) from intermediate to advanced. i would be happy to take you out for a half day.:freakyronnie
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  4. hairball29

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the offer!

    I am still pretty new to dual sport riding, but enjoy the slower forest roads to more technical trails. I am no Hard Enduro sort of rider, but can cope with the simpler stuff.

    Having said that, I'll be in Highlands only really for Thursday, then Friday morning. I'm heading to Fontana for the weekend..

    Thanks
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    Stop in at Mtn. Fresh Market for a brick oven pizza and cane sugar soda. :deal


    Horse Cove out to Bull Pen and then to 107 and back to 64 is a nice quick Highlands loop. There is a nice loop hiking trail across the top of Whitesides close to town as well if you like to hike.
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  7. marshwater

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    Yes, in downtown Persimmon....
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  9. marshwater

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    nice! i'm in fraklin and ride down that way often. been laying off lately though due to concerns of "the man". i may go ride darnell creek on saturday. i noticed you have a te250. i'm riding a tagged wr165.
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  10. scbob

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    Hey Steve
    Try Gorges State Park
    Great trails
    Or come with us on BRT end of June !!!
    Good luck
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    Ronnie, did you used to ride a TE 450 and a KLX 250 before that?

    If you're who I think you are, you definitely know your way around.

    The Burningtown trailhead is 3.7 miles from my house. My riding buddies wife was talking to some of the local DOT guys and they were commenting on the Burningtown trail was being used by someone.

    If it's obvious to the state guys, then it's probably been noticed by the Feds, too. Just sayin....., A word to the wise and all that......

    RB
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  12. hairball29

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    Thanks, Bob. I'll look it up.

    I really want to come on the BRT trip but instead, on that very week, I have to go to a very uninteresting part of Mississippi and hang around in a noisy factory.

    SO excited :fpalm
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  13. marshwater

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    RB,

    yea that's me. yea i haven't been up there is some time. a couple years in fact. i believe i stopped by your house afterwards? we used to mtn bike that trail before i realized they don't have enough travel :wink:. yea. they've been snooping around pretty heavily in rabun county too.
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  14. RBrider

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    That was my friends house you stopped at. I'm two miles away.
    We (my friend, his neighbor, me and a guy from Morganton Ga) rode the Suches area yesterday. All gravel or old logging roads with a little bit of woods riding, but still fun.

    RB
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    You fellows need to try some trials tires.
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