Tail of the Dragon - Tennessee North Carolina, United States

8.67Rider Ratings
15 km Route Distance
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Difficulty10 Road Quality9 Beauty7 Length1 day

Route Overview

Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap is America’s number one motorcycle and sports car road. The road is nestled among the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest. And since there is no development along this route the road has no intersection or driveways to hamper your drive.

The area is popular among motorcycle enthusiasts; which drives along the famous "The Dragon" road, resembling a dragon's tail which has 318 curves in 11 miles (18 km). The challenging two-lane blacktop-highway was originally restricted to 55mph but now is reduced to 35mph.

Its a popular and internationally famous destination for motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts, you can also stay nearby Cherohala Skyway with its remote 60 miles of breathtaking scenic mountain highway.

 

Light
Traffic
Adequate
Rest Stops
Smooth
Road Condition
Rare
Gas Stations

Motorcycle Types

Touring
Cruiser
Sport bike
Dual-sport
Scooters
Sport touring
Standard
Other

Terrain

Tarmac

Scenics Along

Forests
Greenland
Lake
Mountains

Type of Road

Sweeping Curves
Twisty

Best Time to Ride

Fall
Spring
Summer
Winter

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