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Caesars Head

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jul 31, 2006

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Guest
January 29, 2009
Hiway 276 from the NC-SC state line has been…
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A'drew
2 McR Points
July 27, 2013
This road is fun! I've been riding it for years…
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Written Directions

This route doesn't start in a particular town so the easiest way to describe it is for you to find the town nearest to the start point which is Cleveland, SC. From Cleveland you head north on Hwy 276 which at this point is also merged with Hwy 11. Heading north will take you towards North Carolina (and Caesars Head State Park) and in just about 5 miles you'll see where Hwy 11 and Hwy 276 splits to the right. It is here where the route starts. No follow this awesome road the 6 miles into Caesars Head State Park and up to the top of the mountain which is the end of this route. If however you want to keep going, by all means, keep right on riding through the state park and eventually into North Carolina.

Scenery

During the summertime expect not to see much other than many trees as you climb to the top of the mountain. However, in Fall or Winter the scenery changes completely as the foliage is reduced and the sweeping views of Upstate SC become available.

Drive Enjoyment

Starting from Hwy 11, Caesar's Head (Hwy 276) is approx. 5 miles up and twisty to the peak of the mountain. Expect a few potholes in a couple of the turns, but overall the pavement is in good condition. This road is mixed with sweepers and tight hairpins and decreasing radius turns. An enjoyable challenge for any motorcyclist.

Tourism Opportunities

At the top of the mountain is the Caesar's Head St Park HQ. Its nothing more than a gift shop with restrooms and a brief history of the area. You'll find a quick snack or drink up here as well. Continue along hwy 276 into NC to find the next gas station or restaurant.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

Just south of Mountain Rest, SC, is the town off of Hyw 76 is a point of interest known as "The Backwoods" (13847 Long Creek HWY, Long Creek, SC, 29658) where you can find a visitor center and a "House of Art, Marketplace, & Art Experimentation Center" featuring locally made arts and crafts, fresh local produce, and a small corner thrift store. The owner's name is Sarajoy and she enjoys riding motorcycles as well and can offer you some valuable local information and point you in the direction of whatever your looking for. Check out the Backwoods website. - View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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Guest
January 29, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Hiway 276 from the NC-SC state line has been totally repaved from Ceasar's Head down into Brevard, NC fall 2008. Super smooth but still twisty so watch your speed as you will want to ride faster than the road will allow.
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A'drew
July 27, 2013
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
This road is fun! I've been riding it for years and has always provided a thrill and gorgeous scenery. The SC side is not in good shape anymore and will suprise you with some loose spots if you aren't careful. Once you reach the summit the NC side is new and very smooth and confidence inspiring. Overall a great riding experience for the sportbike and cruiser/touring motorcyclist alike!
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