Railroad Grade Road Biking

Railroad Grade Road has long been known as a great spot for North Carolina mountain biking, and is a quick 10 mile paved road that runs between Fleetwood NC and Todd NC. Built on an old railroad grade that was part of the Virginia Creeper Trail, Railroad Grade Road is almost flat the whole 10 miles and very narrow. In fact, Railroad Grade Road is so narrow that there is no center stripe dividing it into two lanes, and in some places it is not wide enough for two cars to pass one another.

Biking on Railroad Grade Road is a favorite pastime for vacationers and residents, as it runs along the South Fork of the New River, one of the oldest rivers in the country. To spend the day Railroad Grade Road biking, you can access the road in Todd or in Fleetwood. The Todd NC access point is just off NC Hwy 194. You can park at the Todd General Store, look for the red caboose near the church for the access point. The Fleetwood NC access point is a left turn off NC Hwy 221 just past the Fleetwood School. You?ll go past the church and post office in Fleetwood and see on the left, Railroad Grade Road.

Share the road when Railroad Grade Road biking; remember that motorists and others do live on the road and use it as a scenic cut through. As long as you keep this in mind, you?ll enjoy Railroad Grade Road biking and North Carolina mountain biking in Ashe County NC.

When in Ashe County and the surrounding High Country, stay in our great NC Mountain Cabin Rentals near Boone, Blowing Rock and all the famous attractions you find in the mountains. So come and enjoy a NC Mountain Vacation.

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