Lost Creek Loop

Hiwassee Dam, Candy Mountain, Lost Creek

This segment starts and ends at Cherohala Harley-Davidson, Tellico Plains, TN.

Lost Creek trail is not for the beginner off-road enthusiast. Sections of the route, while fun, should be run with 50/50 tires. An expert however could complete with a stock 80/20 tire.  We start you off and the Cherohala Harley Davidson store, easy with Old Furnace Road and Joe Brown Highway. A mix of gravel and pavement for all to enjoy.  You pop out onto Hiwassee Dam Road and ride over the scenic dam, warming you back to well-paved twisty roads.  Next, the Upper and Lower Bear Paw roads entertain you until you get to the gem.  Candy Mountain and Wehutty roads are sheer paved fun, enjoy.  But soon you get to the crown of the tour.  Kimsey Mountain Highway, 14 miles of changing mountain terrain, from gravel to rock, this will test your off-road skills.  But don’t relax just yet, you transition to McFarland and Lost Creek for miles of challenging surfaces, obstacles, and rocky climbs.  After this your ride home seems a walk in the park, you will be entertained with a mix of paved and gravel roads.  When you turn off of Lost Creek Road onto Highway 30. If you need to relax, go past the Oswald right turn, 1.5 miles to “The Store” (2088 Highway 30 Reliance TN) you can get 87 octane 100% gas and a burger, because this is the last stop for 50 miles for those of you with less than 3-gallon tanks.  Enjoy the ease of the rest of your journey back to the Cherohala Harley Davidson store.

Note: Drive times rely on road conditions, closures, and speed on dirt roads. Your drive time will vary based on these factors. Due to road closures, the map may be briefly changed, but the turn-by-turn instructions remain accurate.

Lost Creek Loop

  1. Start at Smoky Mountain H-D
  2. Head east on Cherohala Skwy (TN-165). Go for 0.4 mi.
  3. Turn right onto Old Furnace Rd. Go for 5.6 mi.
  4. Turn right onto Old Furnace Rd. Go for 1.2 mi.
  5. Turn left onto Jim Davis Rd. Go for 1.0 mi.
  6. Turn left onto New Highway 68 (TN-68). Go for 1.8 mi.
  7. Turn left onto Joe Brown Hwy. Go for 3.0 mi.
  8. Continue on Joe Brown Hwy. Go for 6.4 mi.
  9. Continue on Hiwassee Dam Access Rd. Go for 7.7 mi.
  10. Optional stop Hiwassee Dam
  11. Turn left onto Lower Bear Paw Rd. Go for 2.4 mi.
  12. Turn slightly right onto Upper Bear Paw Rd. Go for 2.3 mi.
  13. Turn right onto Highway 294 (NC-294). Go for 0.4 mi.
  14. Turn left onto Candy Mountain Rd. Go for 3.5 mi.
  15. Turn left onto Wehutty Rd. Go for 4.4 mi.
  16. Continue on New Stansbury Rd. Go for 4.9 mi.
  17. Turn right onto Highway 68 (TN-68). Go for 0.3 mi.
  18. Turn left onto Kimsey Mountain Hwy. Go for 8.9 mi.
  19. Turn slightly right onto Kimsey Mountain Hwy. Go for 2.7 mi.
  20. Turn slightly right onto Kimsey Mountain Hwy. Go for 0.4 mi.
  21. Turn right onto MC Farland. Go for 5.9 mi.
  22. Continue on Lost Creek Rd. Go for 11.4 mi.
  23. Turn left onto Highway 30 (TN-30). Go for 1.0 mi.
  24. Turn right onto Oswald Rd. Go for 2.0 mi.
  25. Turn right onto Oswald Rd. Go for 3.6 mi.
  26. Turn left onto Oswald Rd. Go for 5.5 mi.
  27. Optional stop CCC Gazebo
  28. Turn right onto Benton Springs Rd. Go for 0.7 mi.
  29. Turn left onto Benton Springs Rd. Go for 2.0 mi.
  30. Turn right onto Oak Grove Rd. Go for 499 ft.
  31. Turn left onto Oak Grove Rd. Go for 2.5 mi.
  32. Turn right onto Mountain View Rd. Go for 4.1 mi.
  33. Turn right onto Highway 30 (TN-30). Go for 5.0 mi.
  34. Turn left onto Tellico-Reliance Rd (TN-315). Go for 0.2 mi.
  35. Turn right onto Childers Creek Rd. Go for 1.3 mi.
  36. Turn right onto Childers Creek Rd. Go for 0.3 mi.
  37. Turn left onto Childers Creek Rd. Go for 3.6 mi.
  38. Turn right onto Towee Pike. Go for 0.2 mi.
  39. Turn slightly right onto Towee Pike. Go for 0.6 mi.
  40. Turn left onto Towee Pike. Go for 5.3 mi.
  41. Continue on Finger Board Rd. Go for 0.5 mi.
  42. Turn left onto Towee Falls Rd. Go for 0.3 mi.
  43. Turn right onto Towee Falls Rd. Go for 0.3 mi.
  44. Turn slightly left onto Towee Falls Rd. Go for 1.6 mi.
  45. Turn right onto Steer Creek Rd. Go for 3.4 mi.
  46. Turn right onto Steer Creek Rd. Go for 3.2 mi.
  47. Turn left onto New Highway 68 (TN-68). Go for 2.2 mi.
  48. Turn right onto Cherohala Skwy (TN-165). Go for 0.2 mi.
  49. Continue on Cherohala Skwy (TN-165-BYP). Go for 0.5 mi.
  50. Continue on Cherohala Skwy (TN-165). Go for 1.2 mi.
  51. Arrive at Smoky Mountain H-D.