Big Laurel

Hot Springs, NC.

This ride will take into the Pisgah National Forest East of Hot Springs, NC. With a lunch stop at the Smoky Mountain Diner. Big Laurel Road parallels Big Laurel Creek for approximately 9 miles, there are ample road pull-offs to access the creek. After 9 miles the road leaves the stream and goes on to intersect with NC highway 208 at the community of Belva. Big Laurel flows through a gorge for about 4 miles before emptying into Laurel River about one mile west of Belva. Big Laurel has some of the most fun winding roads to ride but make sure you stay on the route or we may never see you again.

Segment #1

  1. Start at Smoky Mountain HD
  2. Head toward W Lamar Alexander Pkwy. Go for 39 ft.
  3. Turn right onto W Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321). Go for 1.4 mi.
  4. Continue on W Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321). Go for 2.1 mi.
  5. Keep right toward US-321 N/Townsend/Smoky MTS. Go for 482 ft.
  6. Continue on E Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321). Go for 7.5 mi.
  7. Turn left onto Melrose Station Rd. Go for 0.2 mi.
  8. Turn left onto Old Walland Hwy. Go for 440 ft.
  9. Turn right onto Cold Springs Rd. Go for 1.4 mi.
  10. Turn slightly right onto Blair Loop Rd. Go for 1.4 mi.
  11. Turn right onto Old Chilhowee Rd. Go for 4.4 mi.
  12. Turn left onto Old Chilhowee Rd. Go for 0.7 mi.
  13. Turn right onto Dripping Spring Rd. Go for 2.7 mi.
  14. Turn slightly right onto Dupont Rd. Go for 0.5 mi.
  15. Turn right onto Alpine Rd. Go for 1.1 mi.
  16. Turn right onto S Rogers Rd. Go for 1.1 mi.
  17. Turn right onto Sugar Loaf Rd. Go for 2.9 mi.
  18. Turn left onto Goose Gap Rd. Go for 0.4 mi.
  19. Continue on White School Rd. Go for 0.5 mi.
  20. Turn slightly right onto White School Rd. Go for 0.7 mi.
  21. Turn right onto Chapman Hwy SE (US-411/US-441). Go for 3.5 mi.
  22. Continue on W Main St (US-411). Go for 4.1 mi.
  23. Turn right onto Long Springs Rd (TN-339). Go for 0.7 mi.
  24. Continue on Old Newport Hwy (TN-339). Go for 1.3 mi.
  25. Turn right onto Jones Cove Rd (TN-339). Go for 10.3 mi.
  26. Turn right onto Henry Town Rd. Go for 0.9 mi.
  27. Turn left onto Rocky Flats Rd. Go for 5.7 mi.
  28. Turn left onto E Parkway (US-321). Go for 3.9 mi.
  29. Turn left onto Cosby Hwy (US-321 N) toward TN-32 N/I-40. Go for 6.8 mi.
  30. Optional stop at the Exxon on the right.
  31. Turn right onto Wilton Springs Rd (US-321 N) toward TN-32 N/I-40/TN-73 N. Go for 0.1 mi.
  32. Continue on Wilton Springs Rd (TN-73 N) toward I-40 E. Go for 2.1 mi.
  33. Turn left onto Denton Rd (TN-73) toward I-40. Go for 7.0 mi.
  34. Turn right onto Dixie Hwy (US-25/US-70). Go for 17.8 mi.
  35. Continue on NW US 25 70 Hwy (US-25/US-70). Go for 5.8 mi.
  36. Turn right onto Lance Ave (NC-209 S). Go for 397 ft.
  37. Turn right onto Dora’s Ln. Go for 118 ft.
  38. Arrive at Smoky Mountain Diner

Segment #2

  1. Start at Smoky Mountain Diner
  2. Head toward Walnut St on Dora’s Ln. Go for 39 ft.
  3. Turn left onto Lance Ave (NC-209). Go for 5.2 mi.
  4. Turn right onto US 25-70 Hwy (US-25/US-70) toward Asheville. Go for 2.0 mi.
  5. Turn left onto Lonesome Mountain Rd. Go for 3.6 mi.
  6. Turn right onto Revere Rd. Go for 0.7 mi.
  7. Turn left onto Revere Rd. Go for 4.3 mi.
  8. Turn slightly right onto Revere Rd. Go for 0.6 mi.
  9. Turn left onto Revere Rd. Go for 1.0 mi.
  10. Turn right onto Big Laurel Rd. Go for 0.8 mi.
  11. Continue on Big Laurel Rd. Go for 0.5 mi.
  12. Turn right onto Walnut Creek Rd. Go for 7.1 mi.
  13. Turn left onto Fisher Ln. Go for 1.5 mi.
  14. Turn left onto NC 213 Hwy (NC-213). Go for 2.6 mi.
  15. Turn left onto Petersburg Rd. Go for 1.3 mi.
  16. Turn left onto Grapevine Rd. Go for 2.6 mi.
  17. Turn right onto Grapevine Rd. Go for 5.4 mi.
  18. Turn left onto Big Laurel Rd. Go for 6.2 mi.
  19. Turn right onto Big Laurel Rd. Go for 5.7 mi.
  20. Turn left onto Guntertown Rd. Go for 2.1 mi.
  21. Turn right onto NC 208 Hwy (NC-208). Go for 233 ft.
  22. Turn left onto NC 208 Hwy (NC-208) toward Greeneville. Go for 5.5 mi.
  23. Continue on Asheville Hwy (TN-70). Go for 7.6 mi.
  24. Turn left onto Cedar Creek Rd. Go for 1.0 mi.
  25. Turn right onto Cedar Creek Rd. Go for 4.9 mi.
  26. Turn left onto Cedar Creek Rd. Go for 0.2 mi.
  27. Turn slightly right onto Cedar Creek Rd. Go for 2.0 mi.
  28. Continue on Salem Rd. Go for 3.8 mi.
  29. Turn left onto Governor John Sevier Hwy (US-321). Go for 9.6 mi.
  30. Turn right onto E Broadway (US-25 N/US-70 W/US-321). Go for 0.3 mi.
  31. Continue on W Broadway (US-25/US-70) toward Knoxville. Go for 1.1 mi.
  32. Continue on W Highway 25 70 (US-70). Go for 3.5 mi.
  33. Turn left onto US-411 toward Sevierville/Chestnut Hill. Go for 14.2 mi.
  34. Turn right toward Walnut Grove Rd. Go for 200 ft.
  35. Turn slightly left onto Walnut Grove Rd. Go for 0.9 mi.
  36. Turn right onto Lane Hollow Rd. Go for 2.7 mi.
  37. Turn left onto Allensville Rd. Go for 0.3 mi.
  38. Continue on Apache Trail Way. Go for 30 ft.
  39. Continue on Allensville Rd. Go for 0.9 mi.
  40. Continue on Allensville Rd. Go for 3.0 mi.
  41. Continue on Old Douglas Dam Rd. Go for 0.8 mi.
  42. Turn right onto Winfield Dunn Pkwy (TN-66). Go for 0.5 mi.
  43. Turn left onto Gists Creek Rd. Go for 3.3 mi.
  44. Turn right onto Gists Creek Rd. Go for 0.8 mi.
  45. Continue on Zion Hill Rd. Go for 1.0 mi.
  46. Turn slightly right onto Zion Hill Rd. Go for 0.5 mi.
  47. Turn right onto Chapman Hwy SE (US-411/US-441). Go for 3.2 mi.
  48. Turn left onto Wye Dr. Go for 3.4 mi.
  49. Continue on Jeffries Hollow Rd. Go for 2.7 mi.
  50. Continue on Ellejoy Rd. Go for 4.4 mi.
  51. Continue on Tuckaleechee Pike. Go for 1.5 mi.
  52. Turn right onto E Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321). Go for 4.8 mi.
  53. Continue on S Washington St (US-321). Go for 318 ft.
  54. Turn left onto E Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321). Go for 2.2 mi.
  55. Continue on W Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321). Go for 1.4 mi.
  56. Turn left. Go for 118 ft.
  57. Arrive at Smoky Mountain HD.