Northbound to dam
318 curves in 11 Miles on the Dragon, then make your way around to 411 and drop south to Madisonville hwy 68 to Tellico Plains hwy 165 to hwy 143 to 129 / 143 split. Go North to go to Deals Gap or South to Robinsville.
A good road that would be better with newer pavement, as of 5/2021. You go up to above 5,000 feet, so be prepared for a temperature drop, if you're on a motorcycle. The traffic is fairly light, though there seems to be a fair amount of people at the top.
My YouTube video will tell you more than I can. (And there's hundreds more videos where that came from.)
I view this road as high risk, high reward. It has twigs, branches a downed limb or two and dirty sides, but the road SURFACE (the actual pavement) is smooth and the twists just keep on coming.
I did this road in a car and had zero problems, but those on a motorcycle may wish to take care. Perhaps the road will be cleaned up when you visit it? It wasn't just 'stuff blown down from a storm' type of neglect, but seemingly accumulated neglect, so be careful.
Gastonia to Spencer Mtn to NC 181 to Blue Ridge Pkwy to 226a to NC 80 to Marion.
Short, but an insane silly road that has you feeling you're going to drive off of the road. Serious gradients here, folks.
For such a short ride it packs a bit of a punch. Even with the 25/35 speed limit you can't go much faster because the damned turns are so hard. Twisties, off camber twisties, steep up/downhill twisties, steep up/downhill off camber twisties and some sweepers thrown in for the cherry on top. I liked it quite a lot for such a shorty, and it sets you up great for 209 North, which I recommend doing, for 'The Rattler.' Face it, assuming you're coming in from 40 (West or East) what would you rather do? Slab it to 209 North, which looks like a very boring part, or take this little monster?
BEWARE: Not a ride for beginners! Rest stop staring location in Marion, NC. Ride 226 to 226a around Little Switzerland and then up 226 to Spruce Pine. Take a curve break on Hwy 19 to Double Island Rd. Ride north on until you can't on this road and double back south to NC80. Ride NC80 back to the starting rest stop.
Davidson to Troutman. Stop by Lake Norman State Park if you want for a little.
A nice little route to a fun road from near Downtown Suffolk
From afton to Meadows of Dan campground
BRP from Asheville to Cherokee, Tail of the Dragon, to Tellico
Blue Ridge Parkway
23 to back of dragon to
first part of the route is alot of big sweeping smooth corners. last half has places to stop for food and some good scenery as you come back over the bridge
the route has some decent corners. its the most direct non straight road routes to old Maple Hill road. arguably one of the best roads in the area which isn't saying much because the area is very flat and bland. Be careful during and after heavy rain storms, old Maple tends to flood.
spring grove to woolwine. twisties and nice roads.
Road it a couple times nice corners not to many of them. Not the best roads the whole way. I love riding this route it's beautiful quiet and I have yet to see any cops out there.
Simple'around the block' ride, start anywhere along the route.
Tons of twisties, elevation change and views.
Back roads to BRP Arron Sylvia
We run this each year at the Eurobike Rally. Good country ride.