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Maple Sally Road - FSR 187

Easy/Intermediate
 4.7 (7)

18 miles of forest road.


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Map Key

18.0

Miles

28.9

KM

Doubletrack

2,500' 762 m

High

1,204' 367 m

Low

2,569' 783 m

Up

1,583' 483 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

One of many gated forest roads in this area, Maple Sally has a reputation of its own. Referenced by the locals as 18 mile road, thats exactly what it is. Ride this, and youll be remembering that name because it goes on and on and on. It really does never seem to end...up, down, around (repeat).

Though in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, Maple Sally follows the east slope of Wilson Ridge, which is no small geographic feature. This ridge includes a chain of several mountains over 2500 ft.

As forest roads go, this really has it all. Its remote setting promises plenty of sights to enjoy including wildlife and plenty of streams and small waterfalls that come off of the ridge.

Wilson Ridge Trail is atop this ridge, but there are not many places to loop it without committing to all of it. Not recommended, but possible. One shorter option, the Loose Mountain Loop can be pieced together for a nice taste of each of these.

The road can be accessed from both ends, but as the elevation chart shows, it rides a little easier from the north end. Keep that in mind if you are looping this or doing an out/back. If starting the ride on the south end, good access points are at the ballfield in Collettsville or along Brown Mountain Beach Rd. Both require some pavement to get there.

Take Murphy Place Rd. off Adako Rd. to access Maple Sally. Note that this road is also named Maple Grove Church Rd. also. On the north end, you can park at the end of Schoolhouse Ridge Road - FSR 4068 and follow route 90 to Maple Grove Church Rd. to connect-up.

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Shared By:

Paul Stahlschmidt

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  4.7 from 7 votes

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Enjoy fantastic views from Maple Sally Road.
Feb 19, 2017 near Blowing…, NC
This is just one of a 'zillion switchbacks you'll encounter along Maple Sally Road.
Feb 19, 2017 near Blowing…, NC
View from Maple Sally Road
Jul 21, 2013 near Gamewell, NC
If you're desperate, fill a bottle from a spring along Maple Sally Road.
Feb 19, 2017 near Gamewell, NC

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May 9, 2020
Margaret Power
Turned around 5.3mi — 17h 21m
May 5, 2020
Margaret Power
3.7mi — 14h 37m
Oct 13, 2019
J. Matt
18mi — 2h 00m
Mar 31, 2017
Jennifer Ryan
33mi