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Big E

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This is not a hard road to run in Western NC, but the views are awesome. Up is from NC 126 above Lake James, Down the road Starts in Linville Falls NC off highway 183. The road is an old state road from the 4o's. It is wide, gravel and dirt. It can be very rough with washboards and diagonal washouts, but a good front wheel drive can do it. You will work along the Linville River Gorge with good trail heads to lead you into the valley where the trout fishing is tremendous. Be ready for a hard hike both up and down. You will see Shortoff Mountain, Table Rock mountain, both very impressive rock formations. Stop at Wiseman's view near the top and get a view of the Gorge, and across to the famous Brown Mountains. Stay til dark and you may witness the mysterious Brown Mountain Lights. This road is a good afternoon drive.
 

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I've got a couple campsites waypointed in my GPS in that part of the woods. I'm shooting for a camping weekend with the family up that way around President's day.
there are rough pull off sites along the road. you will be right along the road but its not that crowded. look at brown mountain beach road, craig creek road, or the roseboro road, these are on the other side of the gorge, one valley over. all easy drives with good fishing and camping spots along the way. mortimor national forest campground is closed but there are a few sites you can get into as well, enjoy.
 

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National Geographic has a map series of the area, has all the fire roads that are open and places to visit. Mortimor, Edgemont have a ton of history. I will be in the outer banks around President's day, would not have minded taking folks out or sharing my map and ideas. Fish, hike, relax are the name of the game in this area.
 
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what and where is this richland rd?..we are going down to asheville in a month then hit all the national forests down there


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what and where is this richland rd?..we are going down to asheville in a month then hit all the national forests down there


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Try a Google of Richland road off-road. It's technically an actual county/state road but kinda unmaintained. But it's all private around it so do not leave the road.
 
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Also Sampson Richland road. Boone Blowing rock area off US 321. Some posts say be careful, some stay out, some it's a great time.
 
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I think that is the same peak I could see from a place I visited years ago in Valle Crucis. Do you know if Table Rock can be summited by foot or 4Runner? Edit: Just found the hikewnc web page. I'll be hiking this soon.
 
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