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4.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.67
3 Reviews

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By Brian Fistler (67 McR Points) on Feb 08, 2015

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Butch Reid
February 25, 2015
I have ridden this road many times and I love it…
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CycleCyco
January 16, 2016
I was able to ride this for the first time today(…
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Written Directions

This route begins at the intersection of NC Hwy 66 and Moores Spring Rd on the south-west side of Hanging Rock State Park. The route continues for 10.2 miles to NC Hwy 89

Scenery

This route starts out along a mixture of small farms/pasture land with a view of Hanging Rock. The road meanders through sweeping curves through this type of scenery for about 4 miles before entering heavily wooded twisties and climbing Brown Mountain. The twistiest section is in the souther half of the route.

Drive Enjoyment

The southern part of this route is in great shape,I'd give it 5 stars. About 3 miles into the route, the road has been repaved in 2014 and is in good condition compared to what it used to be. The repaved section is 4.5 stars, with some undulation and a bit of sparsely spread fresh gravel in the turns. Until the repaving of the northern section in 2014, this road was down-right scary on a sport bike. Now it's a great ride.The corners are NOT well marked and once you hit the tighter turns NONE have a suggested speed limit to judge what is coming up, and many don't have any turn markers at all.

Tourism Opportunities

There are no amenities of any kind along this road. You can follow Hwy 89 west at the end of the route to the town of Westfield where there is Westfield Superette station.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

This is NOT a road for anyone to take lightly on their first trip through.

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Butch Reid
February 25, 2015
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Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
I have ridden this road many times and I love it. It will test your skills and if like to push it you can get rid of your chicken strips. Road is prone to gravel in the curves though.
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CycleCyco
January 16, 2016
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
I was able to ride this for the first time today(jan 16 58 dgrs)and was very impressed. Giving 5 for the technical side of this ride,it is not for the novice rider.Some really nice sharp hairpins and switchbacks,ill be going back when its warmer.And then 89 east where 66 deadends is long sweeping curves with twisties inbetween nicw overall run
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Brian Fistler
February 13, 2015
67 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport
Liking this road more every time I ride it.
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