“Shakerag Road is an easier alternative back to the Bear Creek area if you don't want to climb back up Pinhoti 2.”
— Lost Justpastnowhere
Shakerag is gravel road that connects Mulberry Gap Road, Wilderness Road (FS 90), and Gates Chapel Road.
If you're worn out from too much fun out on the singletracks in the area, this is an easy alternative to connect the end of Pinhoti 2
or Pinhoti 3
with the Gates Chapel parking area. Lots of locals use it to avoid having to climb back up the Pinhoti 2
descent and nobody will judge you if you do, too.