Located in western North Carolina, the Railroad Grade Road is a paved local access road that is built on a section of the former Virginia-Carolina Railroad (a.k.a. Virginia Creeper
Note, this is a scenic local road along the south fork of the New River. Cars use this road; it is NOT a trail.
The road is flat and narrow. Local drivers are aware that it's a popular stretch for bicyclists; however, do use caution and be mindful of traffic.
In Todd, NC, access the Railroad Grade Road off SR194 (south of 194). You can park at the Todd General Store; look for the red caboose near the church for the access point.
In Fleetwood, NC, turn west off SR 221 onto Railroad Grade Road near the Fleetwood School. For more information, contact:
Ashe County Parks & Recreation
150 Government Circle
Jefferson, NC 28640
I'm an 11 year-old kid and I love it! I give it a 9 and a half. The only reason it's not a ten is because it's flat and I mean flat! If you like trails, hills, offroad and crazy terrain this is going to boar you to death. You ride by a coulple of farms ...
"Although it is in the Mountains it is a wonderful and easy ride. The locals seem to be aware of the bike traffic and are friendly with the road. Young free wheeling children need to stay close to adults due to curves. For adults and pull along trailers ...
"This trail was not what we expected. We were led to believe this was a paved bike trail between Todd and Fleetwood, NC. What we found was a twisty road not fully two lanes wide with vehicle traffic in both directions and many blind curves. We can bike ...