Hey bnettles, I live in Haywood County and if you get an early start, a good ride close to Maggie is:
Start at the intersection of 276 N & 23 at the stop light on the east side of Maggie. Go north on 276(a 4 lane highway going toward I-40) When you reach I-40, go under the interstate & turn right onto RabbitSkin Road. Climb up & over gap & enjoy a long, fast downhill to the Pigeon River. At the river, go straight & start up Iron Duff Road. When you come to a traffic island, go right onto Coleman Mountain Road. This road will climb up & over I-40 and will take you back to 276, Turn left & return to start(17 miles or so) If you want a longer ride, when you get to the river at the end of rabbitskin, turn left, cross the bridge, go right to highway 209, turn left, cross Rush Fork, a climb that is much harder than it looks, and drop down to Ferguson Supply Store. At the store, 209 goes right, you stay straight past the side of the store & go to Fines Creek Rd. Turn left at intersection & go back to I 40 and turn right onto Panther Creek Rd. Follow Panther Creek Road back to the bridge across the River & turn right & climb back up RabbitSkin.