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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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Delaware, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Driving my mom car, trying to get from TN to NC, my husband tried to find us a short cut. All of the sudden, I found myself leading a parade of motorcycles. Pulled over to let them all pass and wondered where they were heading. Beautiful scenic drive-- tons of motorcycles. Not for the faint stomachs or anyone that gets... More

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Holland, Michigan
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249 reviews 249 reviews
89 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Rented a bike from Smokey Mountain Harley (great people there btw), rode the Tail of the Dragon. It was fun, exhilerating and a bit dangerous. Make sure you stay on your side of the line and I would recommend doing it during the week when traffic is down. Also watch out for rain and wet leaves and even moss on... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a great drive. We came in from Robbinsville after having driven the Cherohala Skyway. There are 318 curves on the way to the top of the mountain and the drive is sceneic and beautiful. I've been once in summer and once in autumn. Both times had their charms. If you like to ride motorcycles, this is considered "the... More

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Sharpsburg, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Dragon is the famous road known for the 318 curves in 11 miles. Motorcycle magazines and tv shows have done stories on it. I always go up during the week to avoid the weekend traffic.

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Pass Christian, Mississippi
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112 reviews 112 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We waited almost a year to conquer the Tail of the Dragon. We promised we would take it easy, but after a few mile we kept going faster and faster. Stay focused though because one moment of looking around and you will be bit. If you lke curves this is the place for you.

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China Spring
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

We came to ride the tail of the dragon and we were not disappointed. Great curves and winding roads, the only downfall is having to watch for the crotch rockets that will pass you because evidently some have no sense!! All in all be sure and take this ride and stay in your own lane. Be safe!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is written from the perspective of a sports car driver who was looking forward to what he was getting into...I read some of the negative reviews and can see if you were looking for a simple fun and scenic Sunday drive this might be no fun at all. On a last minute wild hare on a cloudy late-summer Saturday... More

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London, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We have wanted to ride the tail of the dragon but we ride a trike and was not sure how our trike would take the curves. So we decided to drive it in our car, it is a beautiful drive and we really enjoyed it.

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Altoona, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I had the opportunity to ride three days in this picturesque side of the country. The views were simply amazing and the the roads even better! I would highly recommend to anyone to not miss the opportunity for some of the best riding on two wheels. I ended up riding 1600 miles and loved every mile of... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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210 reviews 210 reviews
49 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We ran the Dragon in May in our ‘07 ‘Vette and did it again this September in our new 2014 Stingray. It was just as thrilling as the first time, but a little different since now we have an auto transmission. The curves seemed lest challenging this time, could be the better suspension or I have gotten a little better... More

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