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3.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.5
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By MCR Contributor (988 McR Points) on May 17, 2011

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NCDaveD
2 McR Points
October 9, 2015
The southern section of this route has had road…
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Guest
May 27, 2013
Nice ride, pretty countryside, but a few issues.…
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Written Directions

NC-22 is accessible off of NC-62 south of Greensboro. From Greensboro you get to NC-62 via US-220/73-74 or NC-421 (both are 4-land highways). NC-22 starts in the Climax community which is about 15 miles south of Greensboro. NC-22 ends when it dead ends into NC-24/27 in Moore County. A left turn takes you east to Carthage. A right turn take you west to Biscoe and Troy.

Scenery

State Route NC-22 runs north to south from the community of Climax (about 12 miles south of Greensboro) to routes NC 24-27 near Carthage (near Pinehurst and Southern Pines). For those wanting to get out into the country this is it. You access NC-22 off of NC-62 in the community of Climax, N.C. NC-22 is a quiet, little used 2-lane road that winds through the countryside passing farms, woods and such. About 15 miles into the ride you enter Franklinville, a small town on the banks of the Deep River. Another 5 miles brings you to Ramseur at the intersection of NC-22 and NC-64. Turn left (east) on NC-64 and take a right at the Exxon Station to continue on NC-22. The rest of NC-22 cuts through Randolph County into Moore County. Pay attention the topography and the trees. As you enter Moore County you're entering the beginning of the Coastal Plain. Once in Moore County you'll cross the Deep River at High Falls. To your right you'll see the falls. A few miles do! wn the road NC-22 ends as it intersects with NC-24/27. A left turn will take you towards Carthage. A right turn takes you west to Troy.

Drive Enjoyment

NC-22 is a road made for cruising. There are a few sweepers and a few hills. But mostly it just meanders through the country. The speed limit is 55 mph for most of the route but many folks take it slower and enjoy the ride. Whether it's a sunny winter's day or a smoldering summer's day, NC-22 is refreshing with no obstacles. The road surface is well maintained. NOTE: During the Fall deer rut riders should be on the lookout for deer, especially at dawn and dusk.

Tourism Opportunities

I have rated the Amenities on this route as "Fair" because there aren't many of them. This is actually a bonus in my opinion. One of the things I like about NC-22 is that it's not cluttered with development and amenities. The small town of Franklinville has a diner and a gas station. Ramseur, just past Franklinville, offers more restaurants and service stations.

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NCDaveD
October 9, 2015
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
The southern section of this route has had road deterioration with lots of jarring bumps across the entire lane. Definately could use repaving. Northern section is still in good shape.
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Guest
May 27, 2013
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Enduro
Nice ride, pretty countryside, but a few issues. NC 42 between Fuquay to Sanford was more fun.
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