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Tail of the Dragon

US Route 129- Deal's Gap, Robbinsville, NC
800-768-7129
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Type: Scenic Drives, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Adventure
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Type: Scenic Drives, Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Seaford,DE
1 review
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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9 reviews 9 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
156 reviews 156 reviews
42 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 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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Spring Hill, Tennessee, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If nothing else you can pull over and see just about every make and model of cars, trucks and motorcycles whip by. This was a lot of fun.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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162 reviews 162 reviews
22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Our Corvette car club did this yesterday, Wednesday Oct 30, 2014, because we wanted to avoid the motor cycles, and others, that take to this 11 mile stretch of 318 curves on the weekend. It was a beautiful day and we had a great time. There is so much to do in this area, drive the Cherohala Skyway...visit the Joyce... More 

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Groton, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Here’s what you need to know: 1. Those who know they have to do the Dragon, will do it. Sort of like buying a motorcycle in the first place. If you’re not sure about it, if you haven’t known since you were a teenager – or before—that this is you, you’ll have a better time elsewhere. It’s only fun if... More 

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