Seneca Rocks, WV Dirt/Gravel/Backroads?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by andy29847, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    I am looking for recommendations on roads in the Seneca Rocks, WV area that would be fun for a backroads exploring ride. Please recommend your favorite dirt, gravel, paved, or jeep roads that would be suitable for easy riding (2-up on a 650). TIA
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  2. blacksan

    blacksan Rev Limiter

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    When are ya coming up this way? I am over in western part of VA not far from Seneca Rocks and would be happy to tag along if schedule permits.
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  3. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    It will be next spring. I am 425 miles away but I am planning something for 2005.
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  4. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    There are more dualsport riders here every day (like me!). The northern Va. folks end up down that way (Seneca) for lunch pretty regular. I'm sure Keith and others want to know about gravel and fire roads. I do !

    Barry
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  5. CityClip

    CityClip Upgraded to Scooterdom

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    Dolly Sods Wilderness. My favorite! :thumb
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    READY !
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  7. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Spruce Knob! Dolly Sods.... Seneca Rocks, Smoke Hole... you can't miss, man! :thumb
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  8. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    I was hoping for specific road names and locations so I could find them on a map and then mark them with waypoints in my GPS.
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  9. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    Stop being so anal. Look at a map, or mapping software, see something that blows your dress up and go ride to it. Find your own ride. The roads are there. Just look for them. That is half the fun.

    When you get there, turn right. If you do not like what you find there, turn left. E-X-P-L-O-R-E
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  10. harpoon

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    Smith Mountain ore by Dolly Sods another good one, 72 to CR10, CR35 and 44 leading into Dublin. Just goes on and on. As Slimy says, you can't miss.
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    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    Get to work on that kitchen.....and don't call me slim. :D
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    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    you simply must stop being so wishy washy.
    From now on, just come right out and say what you think.
    Stop candy coating everything.
    If you think he should explore for himself, just say so.:D
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  13. MountainMan

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    There is no Smoke Hole.
    Forget you ever heard about it..:evil

    Smith Creek, Snowy Mt., Raven Rocks, the secret road to Dahmer...
    Thems good riding.

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    I don't think you need to worry about that from us Mister...
    :rofl

    -MM
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  15. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    >>Stop being so anal<<

    Sorry, I am a planner by nature. :D I want to map out a 125-150 mile ride around the Seneca Rocks area that will be used in a group ride. I have limited amounts of time to prepare, and I am several hundred miles away, so I hoped to profit from the experiences of others. I have lots of maps and software mapping programs and will use them to plot a route guided via waypoints in my GPS. What I really hope to avoid is riding near something that is worth seeing/riding (like an overlook, waterfall, or road up to the top of a mountain) because I am blindly following the lines on a map.
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  16. MountainMan

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    What's a GPS??? :rofl

    I can see your not from around here..

    I don't have a GPS, but try peeling some info from Steverino.. he uses one to locate where his bike breaks down on occasion.

    -MM
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  17. storymitchell

    storymitchell Member of the proletariat

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    Head west on RT 33 out of Harrisonburg. Cross over the mountain into West Virginia, and as soon as you get off the hill turn right on Rublic Rd 151. There will be a (small) sign that mentions a firing range. Keep trying to head towards the NNW and eventually you'll hit RT 220.
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    Yeap, what SM says is right just don't go SW on those roads or you'll be doing the bar-gate-shuffle!
    [​IMG]

    Did anyone check to make sure that one was locked :scratch
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    Hey- when you're riding somebody else's motorcycle- who gives a shit?! :lol3
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  20. harpoon

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    May have mattered to the guy in front who was doing all the work. :evil

    How ya doing my man? Are my stocks gonna improve now that your gobber was reseated?
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