Question about Curtis Cr. Rd.- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mikeridesabike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,948

    Question about Curtis Cr. Rd.

    I got a new gravel bike and I want to try out some routes. I remember that the old ORAMM course used to go up CC road and then down the other side and then come up another gravel road to the BRP. But by the time I did it, we just took a left at the parkway. Is that other part of CC road still there? I don't see it on google maps. If it is there, is it rideable on a gravel bike, or would a hard tail be the better way to go?

    Thanks.
    Friends don let friends ride road bikes.
    http://www.facebook.com/mikebmiller

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Banjopickin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    616
    Yep its still there and totally ride-able. Its been gated a while so the road is probably in poor shape but its gravel so go for it.

    I used to do a ride from Old Fort up CC, across the BRP and down Neals Creek Rd (2074) to the Black Mtn. Campground then up S. Toe River Rd (472) to the parkway and back down CC...

    If you wanted to get adventurous add the State Park Rd to the Mt. Mitchell Summit, or drop the Old Toll Rd into Montreat, then down Mill Creek Rd. (gravel) back to Old Fort.

    You also have Jarret Creek Rd which is a great, less traveled gravel road. Lots of great, less traveled roads and trails out that way.
    On your left!

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mikeridesabike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,948
    Thank Banjo. I'm guessing that the old toll road would beat the crap out of a gravel bike.
    Friends don let friends ride road bikes.
    http://www.facebook.com/mikebmiller

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Timothy G. Parrish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    1,302
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    Thank Banjo. I'm guessing that the old toll road would beat the crap out of a gravel bike.
    Yes, much of it would.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    200
    [QUOTE=Banjopickin;13977021]I used to do a ride from Old Fort up CC, across the BRP and down Neals Creek Rd (2074) to the Black Mtn. Campground then up S. Toe River Rd (472) to the parkway and back down CC...

    What's the mileage on that?

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Banjopickin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    616
    [QUOTE=jamatt;13977430]
    Quote Originally Posted by Banjopickin View Post
    I used to do a ride from Old Fort up CC, across the BRP and down Neals Creek Rd (2074) to the Black Mtn. Campground then up S. Toe River Rd (472) to the parkway and back down CC...

    What's the mileage on that?
    40ish give or take 5-10 or so I would guess.
    On your left!

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    200
    [QUOTE=Banjopickin;13977705]
    Quote Originally Posted by jamatt View Post

    40ish give or take 5-10 or so I would guess.
    Sounds like a nice light BP overnight.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Banjopickin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    616
    [QUOTE=jamatt;13977778]
    Quote Originally Posted by Banjopickin View Post

    Sounds like a nice light BP overnight.
    That would be a great option. There is a TON of roadside campsites all over that route and plenty of creeks, etc for water. And you could even stay in the Black Mtn Campground if needed. I have wanted to do something similar but on my MTB and finish on Heartbreak to Jarrett Creek road

    That whole zone from CC to beyond Woods Mountain is huge and no one ever goes out there. Lots of potential...
    On your left!

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,277
    [QUOTE=Banjopickin;13977858]
    Quote Originally Posted by jamatt View Post

    That would be a great option. There is a TON of roadside campsites all over that route and plenty of creeks, etc for water. And you could even stay in the Black Mtn Campground if needed. I have wanted to do something similar but on my MTB and finish on Heartbreak to Jarrett Creek road

    That whole zone from CC to beyond Woods Mountain is huge and no one ever goes out there. Lots of potential...
    (rustles map from drawer and dreams of sunny days to come)

    Totally agree. Need to get over that way

    Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mikeridesabike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,948
    I did the Wood mountain loop near Marion once. Some good trails, but that was a heinous hike a bike to get to that last downhill.
    Friends don let friends ride road bikes.
    http://www.facebook.com/mikebmiller

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    94
    ...and then the last downhill is a real let down unless you like bombing down fire roads. That trail was a one time deal for me.

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mikeridesabike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,948
    I know this is a MTB site, but how is the traffic on Hwy 70 between Marion and Old Fort? Is it reasonable to ride a bike on that road for 10 miles? I was thinking of a loop up CC Rd. and then BRP to Hwy 80 and then taking 70 back to the start.
    Friends don let friends ride road bikes.
    http://www.facebook.com/mikebmiller

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: motomike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    247
    I wouldn’t do it, and have never seen anyone riding on 70 besides from CC into Old Fort. Narrow road, high vehicle speeds and most drivers probably aren’t expecting to see bikes on that stretch.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mikeridesabike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    1,948
    Gotcha. Thanks. We just had another cyclist killed in Spartanburg last weekend, so I am trying to be careful about where I go with my road bike. The guy was riding at night, but with lights, at least from what I heard. He got hit by a woman driving with a suspended license. There have been a bunch of roadies switching over to MTB here lately as this makes the 4th dead cyclist in Spartanburg in the past 2-3 years.
    Friends don let friends ride road bikes.
    http://www.facebook.com/mikebmiller

Similar Threads

  1. Curtis Creek rd in Old Fort.....open/ closed??
    By man w/ one hand in forum North & South Carolina
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-19-2013, 09:23 AM
  2. Curtis Keene - [email protected]@ss
    By IndecentExposure in forum Downhill - Freeride
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-27-2012, 11:38 PM
  3. Curtis Creek car camping
    By headwaters in forum North & South Carolina
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-27-2011, 06:02 AM
  4. Curtis Creek rd open or closed?
    By man w/ one hand in forum North & South Carolina
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-28-2011, 12:13 PM
  5. Paging Curtis - Princeton Sports MD - Curtis
    By Shiftless in forum 29er Bikes
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-28-2004, 12:51 PM

Members who have read this thread: 35

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.