Wayehutta Riding Area Dirt Biking

North of Cashiers and southeast of Sylva in the Nantahala National Forest, the Wayehutta ATV Trail System (aka Roy A Taylor ATV Trail System) has 28 miles of looping ORV trails open to dirt bike riding. This is a very popular family oriented trail system.

To reach the trailhead from the intersection of I-40 and I-26 in Asheville, go west on I-40 for 18.5 miles. Go southwest on US 23 / US 74 and travel 22 miles. Go south on US 23 Business towards Sylva and go 1.6 miles. Take a left (south) on SR 107 and go 3 miles. Turn left on SR 1002 (Old Cullumbee Road) and travel 3.2 miles. Go left on SR 1732 and go about 1 mile. Take a left on SR 1731 (Wayehutta Road) and go 3.8 miles to the Trailhead.

Trail Descriptions:

Trail # 455 Upper Wayehutta Creek 4.0 Miles More Difficult

Trail # 456 Locust Gap 3.3 Miles More Difficult

Trail # 457 Locust Gap Connector 0.5 Miles More Difficult

Trail # 458 Hemlock Ridge 0.7 Miles More Difficult

Trail # 459 Sawmill Bottoms 1.1 Miles Most Difficult

Trail # 460 Black Mountain 2.8 Miles More Difficult

Trail # 461 Sunset Ridge 1.2 Miles Most Difficult

Trail # 463 Deep Gap 0.9 Miles More Difficult

Trail # 464 Parker Knob Road 1.4 Miles Most Difficult

Trail # 465 Parker Knob Connector 0.5 Miles Easy

Trail # 467 Buck Knob Connector 0.6 Miles More Difficult

Trail # 468 Buck Knob 1.3 Miles Most Difficult

Trail # 474 Wolf Pen Gap 1.1 Miles More Difficult

The trail system is maintained by the Smoky Mountain Off-Road Vehicle Club. To ride at this area, you must pay a fee at the self-pay station and carry the receipt with you at all times. All trail vehicles must have a spark arrestor installed and have a muffler (max 99dBa).

Wayehutta ATV Riding Area (NC/US)

Wayehutta ATV Riding Area (NC/US)

Nantahala National Forest (NC/US)

Nantahala National Forest (NC/US)

Wayehutta Riding Area Dirt Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  NNF (828) 524-6441 or (828) 526-3765; North Carolina Tourism (919) 733-4171; Smoky Mountain ORV Club (828) 586-5679.

Best Season:  Apr. - Nov.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Local Website:  click herehttp://www.fs.usda.gov/nfsnc/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  8/8/2016

Wayehutta Riding Area Dirt Biking Map


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