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Tail of the Dragon

US Route 129- Deal's Gap, Robbinsville, NC
800-768-7129
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Type: Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Scenic Drives
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I am a female, new rider. Just got my licence August 2013. My husband and I planned our 2 week vacation from Ontario to the USA. This 11 mile road with 318 turns was on my husbands list of "to do" and I knew this when we went. I drove this road and stayed in between 2nd and 3rd gear.... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Awesome ride, if you claim to be a biker, you need to ride this one!!! a bucket list ride. Great Harley shop at the end of the ride so you can purchase your dragon shirt, hats and stickers!!! Fun time plan on going back!!!

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Sterling, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great place to run with the road warriors. I ran my 2012 corvette on the Tail of the Dragon and had a blast. beautiful overlooks and never ending curves. Great fun.

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Mount Sterling, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Somewhere it needs to be said that this is not a good trip for anyone who has a fear of heights, or who gets car sick, or who has children who get car sick. I am sure that adventurous adults on motorcycles enjoy this trip.... Nothing about it was an enjoyable family activity . And we are pretty adventurous people.... More

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Ashburn, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The road could be fun but too many a-holes who think they are racers. For the best time go early in AM (before 9:30) and never on the weekend. Little sports cars and rice burners ruin this for me. I've ridden motorcycles over 40 years but I don't feel the need to push people off teh road as many do

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Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I'm a fairly new rider, less than 2 years under my belt, but I had to accept the challenge. Getting there is the pretty ride, whether coming through the Foothills Parkway, or down 28 along the Fontana dam. But, once you enter the dragon its all concentration. The first time I went on it, the road was pretty empty. I... More

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Graham, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was an incredible ride you will need at least 4 hours to take full advantage of the this from Cherokee and don't forget to stop by Fontana Dam where part of the Fugitive was filmed.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It is on every motorcyclist's bucket list...It is on Hell Roads (youtube it)...It is not ALL its cracked up to be. Yes, its challenging..curvey with no forgivement...and there are a few gorgeous views,..not that you have time to look if you are driving. Oh, and there is the chance you will meet up with an 18wheeler,...trust me..you dont want that...Its... More

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Lenexa, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Let's just start by saying if you get road sick, this is NOT the road for you. With 318 turns you have to take the turns slower and respect the rugged terrain. This is not a road to try to open up your vehicle be it car or cycle. If you are looking for that I would highly suggest Foothills... More

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Middleburg, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Tail of the dragon is a excellent road for any motorcyclist with it tricky switchback curves it is not for the beginer however.

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