Great Blue Ridge Motorcycle Ride Near Highlands, NC
Horse Cove Road to Whiteside Cove Road has a short section that is unpaved, but itâs worth riding through on your motorcycle adventures.
The main traffic light in Highlands, NC. Most riders make a turn. Continue straight ahead to ride Horse Cove Road.
Highlands, NC is just a few lies from the borders with Georgia and South Carolina. Itâs a popular riding area with many roadside waterfalls. US 64 jogs to the north from town, NC 28 heads south. Both are great rides. If youâre up for a bit of adventure, try going straight to reach Horse Cove Road.
Horse Cove Road leads to a 0.8 mile section of graded hardback road. It then becomes Whiteside Road and intersects NC 107 south of Cashiers. The unpaved section is well maintained.
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The plunge down the switchbacks on Horse Cove Road is both challenging and beautiful. It continues to twist and roll through thick forest dotted with homes. The unpaved section is smooth enough, you emerge by the lake beneath Whitesides Mountain. Whitesides Cove Road continues the romp through the woods to join NC 107 south of Cashiers.
Parked beside the frozen lake beneath the 1000 ft. cliffs of Whiteside Mountain on a winter ride.
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