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Tail of the Dragon

Address: US Route 129- Deal's Gap, Robbinsville, NC
Phone Number: 800-768-7129
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Type: Scenic Drives, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Scenic Drives, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

this stretch of road isn't just for bikes. It's a flat out kick to drive in a sports car. The bikers seem to appreciate and share the road well with sports cars. The only real bike issue is the occasional over-zealous knee-dragger. The tree of shame on the NC side attests to that. This is no place to take your... More 

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Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There are many great places to ride in North Carolina and Tennessee area, this one is the most famous and probably most heavily traveled. This trip can be very dangerous, but not for the reasons you might think. The most dangerous parts of traveling this road are the other motorcycles passing people at high rates of speed around blind corners... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I wanted to run the Dragon for quite some time and finally got a car that it would be fun in. I heard all of the rumors so I got there very early and ran it hard a couple of times. I did have one close call with a motorcycle moving in the opposite direction but otherwise it was everything... More 

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Seaford,DE
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Did this ride 2 different times with a Gold Wing. All sorts of bikers do this ride, great to meet the riders at the N.C. side. Also a nice ride to Cherokee and Maggie Valley. You can ride to or from that area by way of the B. R. Parkway. And to or from Cherokee thru the Great Smoky Mts.... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Dragon Tail is a great ride, though it doesn't really live up to all the hype. There are better views and more dangerous curves on Moonshiner 28, and the nearby Cherohala Skyway has more beautiful vistas. That said, for an exhilirating ride the sheer number of curves can't be beat. Given the curves and elevation changes, the road has... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

First of all, killboy takes pics of people's tags and on semi trucks he post tags and numbers. These people think this highway is a play ground. Semi trucks have ran this road way before killboy or anyone knew of it. Many people have been hurt showing off in front of killboy taking pics and doing illegal driving maneuvers. Many... More 

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

...or I'd kept my foot through the firewall. Second & third gear the entire 11 miles, balls to the wall as best I could, considering the amount of traffic. Couldn't have bought a better day with a bag of quarters and a case of gin, so there were lots of other folks out on it. This is a must-drive, whether... More 

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Even dreary weather couldn't take away from the beauty of this ride. We rode mid-week in 40 degree weather so we lucked out and had the road pretty much to ourselves. Loved the views and the ride. Wish there were better signs leading to it.

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Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
42 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I have a Ural side car rig so couldn't take the turns like the crotch rockets but it was still loads of fun. I have a photo flying the car on one of the curves and it's priceless. It would be fun to go back and just sit somewhere and watch the traffic all day. It was cold in late... More 

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Uniontown, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We did the Tail of the Dragon in October. The foilage was beautiful. Many curves and fun at speed...but from time to time you can get behind a Sunday Driver who has no interest in curves and speed. Earlier in the morning make for a better run. Go to Clingmans Dome for a very beautiful view...if you can get a... More 

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