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Tail of the Dragon

US Route 129- Deal's Gap, US Rout 129 - Deals Gap, Robbinsville, NC 28771-7820
+1 800-768-7129
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Sweet

That was the most fun in a while! The Dragon's Tail was crazy and I CAN believe I rode 2,654 miles... read more

Reviewed today
Anthony C
Motorhead heaven

Tail of the Dragon is a crazy road and is quite dangerous. Ride/drive within your limits here. Many... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rich H
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“deals gap” (67 reviews)
“sports car” (55 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION
US Route 129- Deal's Gap, US Rout 129 - Deals Gap, Robbinsville, NC 28771-7820
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+1 800-768-7129
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Reviewed today

That was the most fun in a while! The Dragon's Tail was crazy and I CAN believe I rode 2,654 miles to ride 11...Yup I would do it again.

Thank Anthony C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tail of the Dragon is a crazy road and is quite dangerous. Ride/drive within your limits here. Many of the surrounding roads are actuallt better and more enjoyable. Lots of cool cars running around the area.

Thank Rich H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We rode both ways, so 22 miles. It doesn't take that long. We left Deals Gap at about 9am mid April (nice sunny morning). We only passed a couple of bikes and cars coming the other way. I think this is more suited to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This reminded me a little of the Nürburgring Nordschleife Touristenfahrten in that any street legal vehicle can go on it. There is beautiful scenery on both (which you can't enjoy much if you're driving correctly) and some fun off-camber turns. But that's where the similarity...More

Thank valeria l
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great experience for those who love to drive. We had a Subaru Forester XT with extra work done, manual transmission and it was a lot of fun. AWD is great for hugging curves. You can’t go very fast as the speed limit is 35...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you visit the gift shops. Interesting stories being exchanged as well as some very cool photos and souveniers. pull over and let the go fast folks enjoy the ride, just as you are.

Thank t_towngk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dragon's Tail was an amazing drive. The scenery is wonderful and you'll find multiple pull off locations to take photos and gaze over the Smokies. 4/5 due to the drive not being for everyone! You will find many daredevils utilize the Dragon's Trail as...More

Thank Martin L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful drive and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the SMNP. We went in late March and their was not a lot of traffic. It could get crazy in the summer.

Thank need4sand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing drive sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! Pull-offs are small and relatively infrequent, so plan ahead. Not for the timid driver and certainly for those who struggle with motion sickness... but certainly memorable!!! This is a fav...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here overnight with my 3 kids and they loved it. Rooms are clean and owner is great. Defiantly recommend.

Thank Kat J
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tadams75
October 15, 2017|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
Gift shop/gas station: Yes Go to the intersection of 28 and 129.
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CSatty
August 27, 2017|
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Response from lorlormarie | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. Stopping on the tail is not recommended. I do not remember seeing any lookouts either .. perhaps there is something at the NC end as its more of a town. In TN it's pretty much starts from a highway. I hope... More
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CassieL0131
August 18, 2017|
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Response from us2inthecountry | Reviewed this property |
Don't be scared. Ride within your means. There are plenty of pulloffs if you have a jerk behind you. Try to go during the week. Less crowded and more enjoyable.
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