Middle Skyway Motorway

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Middle Skyway Motorway, FR600-2, is a 10-mile-long trail going from mild to wild while it meanders along the ridgeline south of the Cheaha Wilderness in the Talladega National Forest. The north half of the trail is a maintained gravel road while the southern portion requires a 4WD for this rugged route. At about the halfway point, Middle Skyway Motorway crosses Hanging Rock Road, a paved two-lane mountain road. The road will gradually get more difficult as you continue south from here. Users should be aware that the southern end of the trail has a gate that has been locked in the past because of an easement dispute between the property owner and the forest service. If the gate is shut and locked, you must turn around and exit the trail at Hanging Rock Road.

The hardest part of the trail is a segment where erosion has cut a 4' deep cavern down the middle of the road. Careful line selection is important to prevent your vehicle from falling into the cavern. A spotter would be beneficial here.

Although dispersed camping is allowed along the trail, there are only a few wide spots along the trail that do not make for a good camping experience.