Tellico plains area DS ride.

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by rickcj7, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. rickcj7

    rickcj7 Been here awhile

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    We're in tellico now, rode Witt rd and the ultimate DS route. Anyone know of a nice dirt ride close by.
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  2. MrTwisty

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    Take the Cherohalla out of town. Before you start up the mountain, turn right on River Rd., about 6 or 7 miles up River Rd., turn left on North River Rd. and ride it all the way over to Joyce Kilmer. Very nice and scenic ride. You can ride through Joyce Kilmer while you're there if you have time.

    You could also take either of the 2 rights off of River Rd. which lead into a myriad of dirt roads. Less scenic, but more dirt.
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  3. Al Goodwin

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    The GREATEST road ever graveled runs from Little Snowbird over the mountain to Andrews, coming out on Beaver Creek road.

    This IS the GREATEST dirt road...I PROMISE.

    Look it up on Google maps and it'll not connect...but it DOES.


    It's hard to find from the Cherahala end.....Ride Joe Brown Highway over into Murphy, then head North to Andrews, turn left on Beaver Creek Road.....when that road dead-ends, turn around and ride in between the first house on the left and their barn/wood-shed...yeah, I know, sounds fishy...but I PROMISE you...you'll NOT be disappointed.

    Ride it to the end, turn right, then right again after you cross a bridge...that runs into Little Snowbird road, coming out on the Cherahala about a 1/2 mile from Thunder Mountain...

    DO IT !!!

    And then keep it quiet....It's a secret.:huh

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  4. rickcj7

    rickcj7 Been here awhile

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    We rode Joyce Kilmer. Sat . Thanks

    Is the little snowbird legal? Thamks
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  5. Al Goodwin

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    yes......
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  6. Al Goodwin

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    Here, where Beaver creek deaf-ends from Andrews....turn right on this other dead-end road....BUT, it doesn't really stop[​IMG]
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    +1, be sure and stop at the Burger Basket in Andrews while your there. :dg
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    How's the weather down there? Any snow or rain? Thanks. AB:-)
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    rickcj7 Been here awhile

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    No snow but it did drizzle all day Monday, rest of the week is calling for 60's sunny.
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    Thanks! AB:-)
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  11. Dorito

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    I think this might be Little Snowbird-->Beaver Creek Track? It worked really well using Satellite, until I got to the top. I don't really know how it connects near Little Snowbird and the track has a break in it. There also appears to many variants in the area, but maybe it's more obvious when you are on the ground?

    https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zON7vCtDlES0.kU-EHAj0XSHQ
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  12. MrTwisty

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    Just be sure you don't miss a turn or you might get locked in behind a gate. Don't ask me how I know that. :wink:

    Be careful in that area. :deal
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    rickcj7 Been here awhile

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    We ended up on Webb rd , squally rd, buffalo creek, ended up coming out on cherohola rd.
    The last 1/2 mile was a real workout, took us a few hours to get all the bikes thru.
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  14. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    I'm trying to connect the dots... from Andrews, Beaver Creek Rd meanders westerly then at the Porterfield Gap there look to be several "roads" leading northish towards Little Snowbird. Those roads seem to end at a fish hatchery or something along Little Snowbird (1115). I want to explore this area but would hate to end up on private property leading back to a meth lab and on the wrong side of a locked gate.
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  15. mxcr

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    From Porterfield Gap down to Little Snowbird Rd it is private property.. It's okay to ride it and I've never heard of anyone having a problem there.. When you get to Little Snowbird,, if you go East (right) you'll come back to Rd143 which is the Cherohala Skyway.. If you go to the West (left) you'll go on to Tom Thrash's property that is now leased by the folks from Durhamtown. That area is an ORV riding area now,, but they want you to access it from the Boiling Springs (Murphy) side.. don't know about a meth lab,, but some of the Moonshiners TV show is filmed in there.. hope this helps..
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  16. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    Thanks, I will tread lightly! I want to check out the "new" Tellico ORV someday, hopefully it will be similar to the old area. Sounds like more of a Jeep trail network right now but still worth exploring.

    Speaking of Moonshiners, we bumped into Wayne while riding FR81 near Stewart's Cabin last year. Unfortunately, he had no samples for us.
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  17. ihatefalling

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    when you get to the western end of the road that goes to porterfield gap, the road continues on to little snowbird - the google aerial doesnt show it well but you cant goof it up. it connects to little snowbird real close to juanita branch road. its super obvious when youre there
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  18. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    Good to know. I'm only able to get over that way a couple of times a year so I am slowly learning the dirt/Forest roads. Now I can piece together a decent ride and not get lost.
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  19. Al Goodwin

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    If I'm close...I ride this road....done it a dozen times at least.
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  20. MrTwisty

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    I've actually done this in the Little Snowbird area, and I have the scratches on my Super T to prove that it's been drug under a gate.

    Be careful up in that area.
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