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River Road / SR1304

Easy/Intermediate
 4.5 (2)

Scenic road changing to gravel connecting Hot Springs to Lower Paint Creek Road with river access along the way.


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Map Key

6.7

Miles

10.8

KM

Paved Path

1,387' 423 m

High

1,255' 383 m

Low

125' 38 m

Up

191' 58 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

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Description

Gentle grade, slow traffic road that follows the French Broad River until it ends at the TN state line. It connects the town of Hot Springs with great Paint Mountain singletrack in the Cherokee National Forest with a nice river put-in at Murray Branch. You can also access Polecat Hollow Road (FS#468) from this road as you near the Tennessee state line and do a big gravel ride to check out the new fire tower on Rich Mountain.

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Marc Upton

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  4.5 from 2 votes

#1

in Hot Springs

#7156

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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#1

in Hot Springs

#228

in North Carolina

#7,156

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Entrance to Polecat Hollow
Jun 21, 2020 near unknown, unknown

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