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4.08 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.08
26 Reviews

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By Ridden (22 McR Points) on Oct 05, 2011

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Papi&Nene
4 McR Points
July 10, 2015
We went from 64 to 74, I would recommend heading…
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BBBBurns
3 McR Points
August 14, 2012
Great road with TONS of tight turns. I'm giving…
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Written Directions

Wayah Road from US19/74 to US64, or the reverse route.

Scenery

Hard to keep your eyes on the road at times! The west end starts you going up a gorge tracing the stream with some waterfalls mixed in. Once you reach the peak (the AP trail crosses around here) there is a large lake at the top. Nice winding road around it then the fun begins; lots of tight curves and more elevation changes. Keep your eyes on the road: not much in guard rails protecting you from some rather large drop-offs! Eventually you "wind down" on some less technical roads and at a little gas station/convenience shop. IIRC, this station has REAL gas (no ethanol).

Drive Enjoyment

I'm rating this as a three. Some sections are real nice; some are dirty. The west side of the road is hard for me to read where it looks like there's loose gravel, but it's really not.

Tourism Opportunities

Not a whole lot between the two main roads. Take this drive for the scenery and the curves.

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Papi&Nene
July 10, 2015
4 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
We went from 64 to 74, I would recommend heading the other direction if possible. You'll get a better view of the stream and falls. Very nice ride and the road was good.
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BBBBurns
August 14, 2012
3 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Great road with TONS of tight turns. I'm giving it 3 stars because some of the turns were SUPER tight for a bigger bike. There is NOTHING back here on part of this and no one going by so if you got in trouble you might not see anyone for a while.

The west side did have a lot of gravel in some of the turns.

Despite the above - this ride was fantastic. Amazingly technical turns with huge elevation changes.
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Shiftless
January 16, 2012
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This is one of my favorite rides. About halfway through, look for Winding Stairs Rd. on your left. You can take it a few miles up a winding road to a nice lake. If you're really adventurous and have a suitable ride, keep on past the lake and the road becomes a seep, rocky and primitive forest road that really lives up to the "Winding Stairs" name and goes down all the way to US74, joining a couple miles north of the Wayah Road turnoff
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