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Address: US Route 129- Deal's Gap, US Rout 129 - Deals Gap, Robbinsville, NC 28771-7820
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Motorcycles paradise

I travel alot between Robbinsville and Knoxville. The tail of the Dragon or the Dragon is the quickest route. The curvy mountain road is a motorcycles paradise. The views are out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
David S
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I travel alot between Robbinsville and Knoxville. The tail of the Dragon or the Dragon is the quickest route. The curvy mountain road is a motorcycles paradise. The views are out of this world.

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Lake County, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Know your limitations and concentrate. The Tail is not for beginners. If you don't exceed your skills you will be fine. Push the limits and you might pay.

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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Picked up a car in NC and was driving it back west. Heard about the Tail of the Dragon and although it was a little out of the way, it was a great waypoint on the trip. Sunday morning, no cars, no cops, no fog... perfect!!!! Nice way to break in the Porsche.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This drive is gorgeous, but be cautious of the motorcycles and sports cars. It's hard to sight see on this road during the weekends, as it's very crowded with fast drivers. I mean, photo shops are taking pictures at "key" curves and spots along the way to sell you. It was a bucket list item for me, but my wife... More 

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Castor, Louisiana
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

This ride even in a SUV is fun and full of beautiful views. If every in the area be sure to drive the Tail of the Dragon.

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Southern Indiana
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175 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

A twisty mountain road known for all the turns. Definitely wished I'd been driving something sportier than a pick-up truck.

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Not being the biggest fan of heights, I let Mr. G drive first, but much rather enjoyed it when I drove myself!!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

As mentioned in other reviews this 11 mile stretch of road has over 300 hairpin curves. We loved it but if you are uncomfortable with driving it you should pull off and let others pass. It is a dangerous stretch of road but was a great ride. Not for the faint of heart or people that get car sick. We... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

This was an amazing motorcycle ride. I went in early to mid September after the kids have gone back to school and the Labor Day holiday. I would definately recommend this time of year. The trees were just starting to turn and it was beautiful. There were no accidents on this ride while I was there but one of the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

The tial of the dragon is not for the faint of heart! Its winding roads and steep drop offs are great for a thrill seeker and with great caution in driving! Not to be taken lightly and not to be driven fast, unless you have a death wish and want to be added to the casualites.

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