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Assault on Droop Mountain

74 km Distanz
1.053 m Aufstieg
1.053 m Abstieg

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This is a route I introduced for the Mountain State Wheelers bike club's annual Fall weekend.  It is a very scenic, but tough ride.

Start at parking lot at the entrance ofBeaver Creek Campground, Watoga State Park.

  • 0.0 Start.
  • 0.1 Right out of the campground.
  • 0.6  Left onto Co. 21/4 to go thru the Park.  Start with a short steep climb and then a long gradual downhill to the river.
  • 2.9 Bare right at the Lake/Park Office.
  • 6.4 Right to continue to Seebert.
  • 7.1 Cross River and follow Co. 27 to U.S. 219.  Steep climb out of Seebert to US 219..
  • 9.4 Left on US 219
  • 10.7 Right on Co 29, Lobelia Road
  • 15.6 Staight to continue on Co. 29.  Road Narrows.  Begin steep twisty downhill with 2 U turns.  Watch for gravel on the road.<br />
  • 21.6 Bare left in sharp downhill left turn to continue on Co. 29.  Second climb of Droop Mountain coming up.
  • 23.7 Left on US 219 <br />
  • 24.8 Second entrance to the Park.  You can take it to go to the lookout tower where this is a water fountain at the parking lot.  You earned the chance to enjoy the view.
  • Continue on US 219 and begin steep, twisty downhill.  Turn onto Locust Creek Road before the bottom.
  • 26.3 Sharp Right turn on a down grade.
  • 29.4 Left and an immediate Left onto Co. 31/9.  Locust Creek Covered bridge is just to the right at this intersection.
  • 31.4 Staight onto Co. 31
  • 35.1 Right on US 219 back in Hillsboro.
  • 36.3 Right onto Co. 27 to return to Seebert.
  • 38.6 Recross Greenbrier River at Seebert.<br />
  • 42.9 Left onto Co. 21/3 at Park office.
  • 45.1 Right to return to campground entrance.<br />
  • 45.7 Right to Campground
  • 45.8 Finish<br />


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