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Offline joe

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Cherokee National Forest
« on: January 01, 2011, 10:11:11 am »
Hi list,

Keep in mind that I am no hot rodder and have no interest in getting hurt, that being said I like to ride fun trails through forests at moderate speed (1986 Honda xL600R).  Anyway last year I discovered some of the trails in the National forest and I have to tell you it was a hoot.  I have only ridden a small portion around the Ocoee/Reliance/Turtle creek area but what a blast!  The roads (if you can call them roads, more like one lane rock and gravel fire roads) are well taken care of and there is very little traffic (if any).

I found the best way to get started is to go to the official website and download a map. The trails are poorly marked but if you have a map you will be fine, a word of caution though... Trail 81 that is marked as motorcycle only should not be attempted by the novice or someone on a big heavy bike..its a pants crapper ;)

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Re: Cherokee National Forest
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011, 11:48:20 am »
Trail 81 ? do you mean Forest Service Rd 81.
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Re: Cherokee National Forest
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011, 06:52:48 pm »
Are there maps for the area? I am trying to put lists ofntrails together and would certainly welcome new places. Has anyone tried the Pickett trails? I found some trails on the web that loom pretty good.

By the way, great to have a local site!!  :21

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Re: Cherokee National Forest
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2011, 06:55:11 pm »
Wow, sorry about the spelling on last post! Trying new Ipad and it is spelling stuff for me.

Offline joe

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Re: Cherokee National Forest
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2011, 07:12:47 pm »
Trail 81 ? do you mean Forest Service Rd 81.

Oh Yeah, that's it alright.  Go to http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/cherokee/mvum/mvum.shtml and download the Ocoee/Hiawasee map.  It's the dotted line trail...a killer I tell ya  :o

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Re: Cherokee National Forest
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2011, 08:04:54 pm »
Great, thanks! I will give it a whirl.

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Re: Cherokee National Forest
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2011, 08:18:39 pm »
If your into riding FS roads try these.

Where Fs81 comes in at the 2mm on the cherohola. Make the turn that goes Underneath the Cherohola. This is Fs217. You have to watch the signage at a couple of the splits but you want to turn right onto Fs216. This will bring you out onto the same paved road that Bald falls is on. Fs216 and Fs217 run beside rivers for the most part with a few scattered watefalls from adjoining creeks.

Once you get to the road for Bald falls turn left toward the Fish Hatchery go to Fs420 and turn right. This will bring you out on Davis creek Rd. Follow to the split and bare left, cross a bridge under construction. a few miles the road bares left again. Follow to Joe brown Hwy and turn left. This brings you out into Murphy,Nc

There is 1 that goes from Andrews to the backside of Robbinsville that is part of the original road (trail of tears) called tatham Gap. Very windy and steep. there are places where you see the road below the road below the road, seriously.
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