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Roads Surrounding 33 - March 14, 2012, 02:47 PM

So I plan to hit 33 this year, never been. Mostly am on 211 or joplin. But looking on google maps, there are a few roads north of 33 that look good, too, such as --

Long Run Road, Little Dry River Road, Lair's Run Road, Crooked Run Rd (looks good) etc These may well be gravel, or shit pavement - just curious if anyone has checked these out are worth visiting, too.


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March 14, 2012, 02:54 PM

hang a left when you get to Franklin. follow sign to 220; get's real nice through Covington; and if you want more, go hit 311; it's almost better than 33.
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March 14, 2012, 02:55 PM

I dont think I'm familar with the roads you're asking about....but Wolf Gap/Trout Pond Road goes from Columbia Furnace to Wardensville WV and is alright. Its a tighter road, no center lines or guard rails but it goes over a mountain and through the George Washington National Forest so it has a couple fun turns. Nice asphalt, at least on the VA side. WV side could use some work.

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March 14, 2012, 03:14 PM

Virtually all of these roads are dirt/gravel forest roads. You probably won't even find the turn off for them without the GPS.

The 'good' roads around 33 tend to be South and West.
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March 14, 2012, 04:07 PM

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Virtually all of these roads are dirt/gravel forest roads. You probably won't even find the turn off for them without the GPS.

The 'good' roads around 33 tend to be South and West.
+1 The first two are part of a D/S route I take from time to time and are unpaved. The other two I'm not sure of, probably have ridden them, likely not paved.


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March 14, 2012, 04:32 PM

Someone make a google map.
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March 14, 2012, 05:44 PM

It is on Google map if you zoom in enough.

I remember looking for one of these roads ages ago. It was right off of 33. Even with GPS, standing right in front of it, you could not tell there was an actual road going into the forest.
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I actually have yet to ride 33 on my SMC. I never made it out there at all last year. This year I'm gonna pull a toadmeister and haul to the base of the mountain and then ride.


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I actually have yet to ride 33 on my SMC. I never made it out there at all last year. This year I'm gonna pull a toadmeister and haul to the base of the mountain and then ride.
Throw the Beta on there too and ride some of the other stuff available down there while you're at it.


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I actually have yet to ride 33 on my SMC. I never made it out there at all last year. This year I'm gonna pull a toadmeister and haul to the base of the mountain and then ride.
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I actually have yet to ride 33 on my SMC. I never made it out there at all last year. This year I'm gonna pull a toadmeister and haul to the base of the mountain and then ride.
We should get the fellas together for a ride out there sometime in the not so distant future.

If I remember right there's an unpaved road just shy of the mountain on the VA side that leads down to a reservoir or summat.
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March 20, 2012, 07:23 AM

Fellas, thanks for all the replies, in particular the intel about those roads not really street rideable as well as some other ones to check out.


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