Riser Ford

Total Miles
3.2

Elevation

481.99 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This seldom-traveled road is super fun road in either direction. A wide ford across Sideling Hill Creek near Swain Hollow is very fun, but beware it is at least 18 feet deep even in near-drought conditions. There is a gated seasonal road (out-and-back) approximately halfway that you can access when open, which is a dirt two-track trail.

Difficulty

The difficulty rating is strictly for the Sideling Hill Creek water crossing, which will be at least 18 inches deep. You will need a capable 4x4 and know where your engine's air intake is to cross this creek! There are no other obstacles of any consequence on this track.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Jeff Chambers
Dec 26, 2023
1977 Jeep CJ
Open
Muddy/Wet

Access Description

Coming from Route 40, there is a very sharp bend in the road (almost 180-degree hairpin). The road almost appears to be a driveway, but it is a marked road. Coming from the bottom, there is an easy drive in to the creek crossing.

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