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Sliding Rock & Alligator Rock Ride

 

 

This 84 mile ride begins and ends at the fabulous Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway.


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The Pisgah Inn is a superb place to eat and stay right on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The food in the restaurant is good, the rooms are clean, and the views are spectacular. Staying and eating here will be a highlight of your trip.


Pisgah Inn

 

It is pretty awesome to eat a meal while enjoying these views.


Pisgah Inn Restaurant

 


Pisgah Inn Restaurant

 


Pisgah Inn Restaurant

 

Go back to your room and enjoy great vistas from your private deck.


Pisgah Inn Hotel Deck

 


Pisgah Inn Hotel Deck

 

It is tough to leave the hotel, but there is great riding nearby. Grab a towel and some pool shoes for a stop during the ride.

Get on your bike and ride south 10 miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway to NC Route 276. Turn left (south) on Route 276 and enjoy the great curves as you descend from the Parkway.


NC Route 276

 

Grab that towel and your pool shoes and come act like a little kid! Sliding rock is a blast, check out this short Video.

Debbie and I took took the plunge! Video. There is a changing area and restrooms.


Sliding Rock

 

Continue 2 miles on Route 276 to Looking Glass Falls. This great view is right at the roadside. Short Video.


Looking Glass Falls

 

Continue south on Route 276 to Brevard. Turn right on Route 64 and ride to Rosman, NC.

Turn right on NC Route 215.


NC Route 215

 

Keep your eyes peeled for Alligator Rock.


Alligator Rock

 

NC Route 215 has some great curves and gets insanely twisty as it approaches the Blue Ridge Parkway. Be sure to visit the Devil's Courthouse Scenic View on the Parkway just north of Route 215.


Devil's Couthouse

 

Continue north on Route 215 north of the Parkway. This section of NC 215 also has some spectacular curves.


NC Route 215

 

Keep riding north on Route 215 to Canton, NC. Turn right on Route 276 and start riding south back to the Parkway. NC Route 276 is a superb twisty all the way back to the Blue Ridge.


NC Route 276

 

Turn left on the Blue Ridge Parkway and ride south 10 miles back to the Pisgah Inn.

 

While in this area, make sure to visit the highest point on the Parkway which is just south of Route 215.


Highest Point

 

Make sure to also ride amazing NC Route 151 (Devil's Drop) which is just north of the Pisgah Inn.


NC Route 151 (Devil's Drop)