Tail of the Dragon

Tail of the Dragon, Robbinsville: Hours, Address, Tail of the Dragon Reviews: 4.5/5

Tail of the Dragon
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Scenic Drives • Off-Road & ATV Trails
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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John L
Collegeville, PA179 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
Didn't have a bike, but drove south to north more by accident than planning. Took the GSM parkway and at the end discovered we were at the south end of drive and just had to take it toeards Cherokee. Even fun in a car, watching the biked goong south was grear and pulled over for a few north bound bikes. Need a bike next time.
Written December 31, 2021
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Indy-ND
South Bend, IN3,338 contributions
Sep 2021
We had a big family trip with my sisters to Gatlinburg to do a remembrance for mom, who passed a year and a half ago. Her and dad went to Gatlinburg every year on vacation, so us kids spent a long weekend there.

Anyway, I wasn't going to miss my chance to drive the Dragon, so I decided to take the Mini and head down a day early with my daughter. We stopped on the north end at about 10 and checked out some of the cars parked at 129 HUB. There was an Audi R8 v10, a couple Vipers. an M4, and a few other cars out front. A whole mess of Porsche 914s came by while we were walking around.

I put my teen daughter in charge of the GoPro and off we went. I had nobody in front of me for maybe 2/3rds of the way. I came up on a few bikes, a truck pulling a boat trailer and a bicycle (!!) along the way. Eventually, all of them kindly pulled off to let me by. I pulled off for a bike that caught up.

It was an amazing drive. The Mini loves the curves. I had no intention of doing anything stupid, so the drive was a lot more fun than frightening. You can easily see that things can go bad really quickly on that road.

Once we made it to Deals Gap, we checked out the gift shops and had lunch. Once was enough for us as we had a lot of things to get to that afternoon. I did buy a few of the photos that were taken by the people that set up on corners. They did a great job.
Written November 29, 2021
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HolyTraveller
23 contributions
Oct 2021
Absolutely bonkers. Such an adrenaline rush this drive. I totally knew what to expect from this drive of approx 300 hairpin curves as it felt like they are not going to end . I was planning to take it in daylight but couldnt make it in time. When i reached the drive from North carolina side it was near sunset and I was driving honda pilot. I wish i had a sports car to take all the adrenalin. There were motorcycle riders zooming past me like its nothing and i was surprised at the number of vehicles at that time on the 11 miles. There are no pullouts and so staying in the lane was a big challenge as I also have to keep up with other cars in my lane. Motor cycles no way they didnt stay in my lane as they zoomed past me which added some extra stress. My kids were saying their head was spinning with each curve but over all we nailed the tail in the twilight.
Written October 27, 2021
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Deborah K
Carbondale, CO37 contributions
Oct 2021
The 1st time I was on this I was in the passenger seat and got pretty green. I took ginger chews,had the moon roof open as well as all the windows and drove this time which made it fun for me!
Written October 19, 2021
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orleykathleenm
Ramat Gan42 contributions
Oct 2021
We reached 129 Tail of the Dragon without knowing what it was... and then as we started winding our way upwards sports cars and motorcycles zipped us by at enormous speeds, taking the curves with great nerve (and impressive performances).

It was a little stressful trying to get out of the daredevils' way, but exciting to watch.
When we were there, only one driver smashed into a tree, but I assume it happens often.

People with carsickness should avoid this road...

Photographers are tucked at different corners, taking videos that can be purchased online... We then visited the Dragon's Tail store to buy mementos
Written October 15, 2021
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Tony K
Moreno Valley, CA660 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
It was mid week & light spotty rain so there wasn’t many vehicles. We were in our 20’ Class B Motorhome and drove the 11 miles. I pulled over about 4 times to let faster cars pass by. I could see how crazy crowded it would be on weekends
Written September 26, 2021
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dukefan32
Moncks Corner, SC66 contributions
Sep 2021
Fun for cars too, if you can keep the motorcycles off your quarter panel. They like to ride there so they can be in your picture.
Written September 25, 2021
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Kinzukid
Loudon, TN343 contributions
Sep 2021
Don't go on a busy fall weekend. Lot of cars and motorcycle that all want to go fast down the 317 hair pin turns, all in 11 miles. Nerve racking.......
Went again mid-week, and the traffic wasn't too bad. There are lots of places to pull off and let the fast go by.
Written September 17, 2021
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Jane H
Reading, PA6 contributions
Aug 2021
Anyone see or hear of a man standing on a hill with a red tipped flashlight after dark on the tail of the dragon? Our first time and this certainly added to the tale of tail of the dragon.
Written August 22, 2021
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Kevin A
Charleston, SC129 contributions
Aug 2021
Short of being on an actual racetrack, you couldn't ask for a better driving opportunity. It was the most fun I have ever had driving my personal car. There are no homes or businesses once you are on the Tail. You don't have to worry about people pulling out into the street as you are coming around a corner. Of course, the people coming from the other direction need to stay in their lane. The drive is gorgeous, but you are so caught up in the driving experience, it is hard to catch much of what is going on around you other than the adrenalin rush of your own car. I'll definitely do it again. And again.
Written August 22, 2021
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