Driving Trails, Summer in McDowell Driving Trails, Summer in McDowell
Diamondback NC 226

Although only about 12-miles long, this exciting motorcycle route features approximately 200 curves! The Diamondback links NC 226 to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Riding or driving the Diamondback through Pisgah National Forest not only takes you alongside heart stopping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is a refreshing climb with as much as a 12-degree temperature drop and a great escape from summer humidity.

Murder Mountain Run

Two National Forests... 114 Miles... 1 grisly murder... What more cold you ask for!

Murder Mountain Run is a diverse and sometimes challenging ride, offering something for everyone. It starts and finishes at the Skyline Village Inn located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Most of the ride is either scenic byways with excellent views or peaceful country roads. Expect no or low commercial traffic on most of these roads.

MATCH McDowell
McDowell County Health Coalition
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McDowell County Health Coalition