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The Best Unpaved Roads SOUTH of Smoky Park

The Best Unpaved Roads SOUTH of Smoky Park

On This Map:

  • Scenic points, waterfalls, motorcycle-friendly stops, etc. shown

Also shown / additional features:
  • Remotely located (out-of-town) gas stations identified
  • Handy, easy-to-use, accessible pocket map size
  • Water & Tear Resistant
  • Best rides boldly highlighted in red
  • Mileage between road segments shown

Description of area:

This map covers three sections of the forested regions on the south side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, an area known as "The Land of the Waterfalls". One side of the map covers the region that includes Bryson City, Franklin, Highlands, and Cashiers, NC. The other side of the map shows the forest roads in the Pisgah Nationl Forest south of the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as roads near the DuPont State Recreational Forest south of Brevard, NC. Riding in these areas is on maintained forest service roads which explore the wilds of the extensive mountain woodlands in the area. With rare exceptions, most of this unpaved riding is fairly easy.

Many of these roads connect to some of the best paved roads in the region making the riding outstanding wether you are on or off the pavement. There are numerous waterfalls to visit. Towns and gas are never far. A lot of the back roads trace the courses of mountain streams and cascades.


  • Unpaved roads are highlighted in red
  • Rougher trails in gray. 
  • Mileage for each section of road shown. 
  • Gas stations, gates, landmarks, and other features listed. 
  • Pocket sized when fold, measures 11 x 17 inches unfloded. 
  • Water and tear resistant materials.

Other Maps of this area:

Paved roads in this area are covered by pocket maps #6 and #7. 

You'll also find this area covered on the 100 Motorcycle Rides in the Smoky Mountains map.

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