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    Any more like the Neverending Road at Trace Ridge?

    I'm looking for fire/logging roads in Western NC/Upstate SC that are similar to the Neverending Road (FS 5097) in Pisgah with little to no vehicular traffic and short or easy climbs. My wife has a knee injury and for the short term has to stop doing hills.

    Clawhammer, Joel Branch, FS 225 and 229 in Pisgah, and Auger Hole in Gorges are too steep or too long of a climb.

    Hard Times in Bent Creek, Wash Creek (at least up to Spencer) and FS 5095 are pretty good. Avery Creek (FS 477) isn't too bad for a couple of miles.

    Anyone done Horse Pasture near Jocassee?

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    Dupont is full of roads as you've described. Some hills yes but for very short distances and not much elevation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTireGoose View Post
    Dupont is full of roads as you've described. Some hills yes but for very short distances and not much elevation.
    Yes, you're right. Thomas Cemetery, Hickory Mountain, & Buck Forest are good. CC Road until the hill between Lake Julia and the airstrip is good.

    Sheep Mountain, Joanna and Lake Imaging are not so good.

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    I rode the NER from the TR lot to Fletcher a few weeks ago and there were a bunch of trees down on it.

    I actually tried to find the end of it a few years ago. We kept going and going through all kinds of weeds and junk and finally turned around. I guess it really is never ending.
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    In the Woods Mountain area 469A is a nice gated fire road 6 miles out, 6 miles back of beautiful mountain scenery. It's rolling with a gradual climb, so the return can be fast and fun.

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    Issaqueena trail system in Clemson Experimental Forest has flat forest roads.

    I haven't been, but I hear Horsepasture is pretty rough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radred View Post
    In the Woods Mountain area 469A is a nice gated fire road 6 miles out, 6 miles back of beautiful mountain scenery. It's rolling with a gradual climb, so the return can be fast and fun.
    Thanks, sounds good. I've never been to that part of Pisgah.

    That would be this, off Huskins Branch Road? https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/3491066

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy G. Parrish View Post
    Issaqueena trail system in Clemson Experimental Forest has flat forest roads.

    I haven't been, but I hear Horsepasture is pretty rough.

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    That looks good, I'd like to go that way via 178. I've heard that a number of the "trails" off of 178 are open to motorcycles/4 wheelers during hunting season. We've also got some small dual purpose bikes and need to check out some of those roads as well (Horsepasture being one). If they're too hilly for the wife to bike we could proceed to Clemson.

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    The Swamp Rabbit trail in Greenville is 20 miles of almost dead flat riding. Not off-road, but definitely flat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDO View Post
    That looks good, I'd like to go that way via 178. I've heard that a number of the "trails" off of 178 are open to motorcycles/4 wheelers during hunting season. We've also got some small dual purpose bikes and need to check out some of those roads as well (Horsepasture being one). If they're too hilly for the wife to bike we could proceed to Clemson.
    I think the issue with Horsepasture is rocks and wash outs. Big loose stone makes riding it difficult. So while the grade may be low, the surface us horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    The Swamp Rabbit trail in Greenville is 20 miles of almost dead flat riding. Not off-road, but definitely flat.
    Her knee's not that bad.

    We've done some of the Swamp Rabbit (several miles starting at the Zoo) It's nice for commuters and a good way to get around town. Some of the stretches have some nice urban environments. Haven't gone all the way to Traveler's Rest though. Starts to look pretty sparse as you get out that way though.

    Wish the Transylvania County Commissioners would get down with the Ecusta Trail. That would be so much better than the Swamp Rabbit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDO View Post
    Wish the Transylvania County Commissioners would get down with the Ecusta Trail. That would be so much better than the Swamp Rabbit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDO View Post
    Thanks, sounds good. I've never been to that part of Pisgah.

    That would be this, off Huskins Branch Road? https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/3491066
    Yes. That's the one.

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