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Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 10 riders

Mountain Biking Swinging Bridge

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#157 of 531 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#4580 in the world

This is a relatively flat ride with one huge hill near the end. From Brush Creek Church, ride Lower Needmore to the swinging bridge on the right (about one mile from the church). Cross the bridge, turn left. Continue on Needmore. Go to the end of this road. Go left onto Tellico Road, cross bridge. Go left on Hwy. 28 N. Go up the huge hill, back down the other side. Turn left onto Lower Needmore Rd. to finish the ride. The Alternate parking spot places you at the swinging bridge. Follow the directions from here. A pretty good ride but alot of pavement. Ride this only if you are desperate for rides in this area. Beautiful scenery along the river though.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
"From Franklin, follow Hwy. 28 North towards Bryson City. Shortly after leaving Macon County, turn left onto Lower Needmore Rd. Go about 0.5 miles to Brush Creek Baptist Church on the right. Park here and continue down Lower Needmore. Alternate: From Hwy. 19 S past Bryson City, turn left onto Needmore Rd. near intersection of Hwy. 28 N and Hwy. 19 S. Park at pull off on left beside swinging bridge.
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