Smokey Mountains 1000

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  1. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    The Smokey Mountains 1000 is a big bike friendly tour of the back roads of the Smokys. The route is made up of public byways and consist of dirt, gravel, two-tracker, and paved roads. The map file was first shared through the Smokey Mountains 500 page on this forum last year. The interest the ride has generated enough traffic to warrant a separate thread (from the SM500). Get out and ride, then come back here and share your stories and pictures.

    The ride is offered as a track without providing any planning for lodging and food. The start finish on the file is at Cherohala Mountain Trail Campground (Tellico Plains, TN), but you can start anywhere that you want to. When I first started working on the route, I visualized a 5-7 day ride with riders camping along the route. However, there are a lot of places to stay and eat along the way. Waypoints are provided with the gpx file to assist you with your planning.

    Note that map version 5 (SM1000v5) is the latest and greatest.

    There is also a Facebook Group page for the SM1000. The page has been open for a year and there is lots of information there. https://www.facebook.com/groups/229150894116972/

    Note that nearly everyone who follows the SM1000 is also a member of the SM500 Facebook Group page. The routes mostly overlap in North Georgia, Tennessee.

    SM 500 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/229150894116972/
    SM500 ADVrider thread: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/smokey-moluntain-500.926507/

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    Cabins at CMTCG:
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    Scenes from the road
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  2. maquette

    maquette Been here awhile

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    You're gettin' pretty good at this Dad. :>):D
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  3. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    Smokey Mountains 1000 maps. These maps are screen captures starting at the Cherohala Mountain Trails CG and going clockwise. You can save them to your computer and print them, save them to your phone or tablet and view them as you travel, or order them from Smugmug as photographs.

    https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-XcgXRC

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  4. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    thanks for sharing!
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  5. dancecommander

    dancecommander Been here awhile

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    Short notice, but I'm in Tellico and going to Cherokee via the SM1000 route, tomorrow 19th, solo. If anyone is around and interested in coming along. Should be a crisp morning! I'm planning on staying at Hunts campground tonight and headed out in the morning, but not too early.
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  6. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Thanks for creating this route. (track). Gonna try to do a piece of the north end of it sometime in Nov.
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