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Old 03-09-2018, 03:42 PM   #1
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North Point Road to Brandreth

I enjoy running on North Point Road in the Buttermilk Falls/Forked Lake area. At the Forked Lake turnoff there's that ominous "Dead End" sign, but I know the road goes on forever and a day past it.

I've wanted to do a bike trip but never having been more than a mile or so past the dead end sign I'm curious as to how far the public road goes.

Is there a point where it becomes gated and/or private so as to exclude road bikes?

Thanks for any information.
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Old 03-09-2018, 03:53 PM   #2
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Yes, there is a gate at the Brandreath property, AKA Friends of Thayer Lake. I can't remember how many miles it is, tho;.
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Old 03-09-2018, 07:27 PM   #3
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The gate at the end of public access on North Point Road is about 11.5 miles from Route 30.
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The gate at the end of public access on North Point Road is about 11.5 miles from Route 30.
That is exactly the info I was looking for. Thanks Justin!
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This road holds memories for me. I really enjoy the seclusion and scenery but it holds one bad memory. About 10 years ago someone intentionally ran me off the road. Fortunately I heard him coming and baled for the dirt. My daughter was about 70 yards in back of me and said he swerved to hit me. Unfortunately it happened so quick I was unable to get and ID on vehicle but I was sure he was a permanent resident.

I always try to go at least once a summer. Wish I were younger!
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This road holds memories for me. I really enjoy the seclusion and scenery but it holds one bad memory. About 10 years ago someone intentionally ran me off the road. Fortunately I heard him coming and baled for the dirt. My daughter was about 70 yards in back of me and said he swerved to hit me. Unfortunately it happened so quick I was unable to get and ID on vehicle but I was sure he was a permanent resident.

I always try to go at least once a summer. Wish I were younger!
Wow, that's disheartening to hear. So glad you reacted quickly enough. You didn't say if you were running or biking, but regardless of which I will admit that there are a lot of blind curves and rises on the road. And yes, the remoteness and quietness usually affords you a hearing advantage for vehicular traffic. So far my experience is that everyone has given me a wide berth. Of course I always run towards oncoming traffic, too.
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