THUNDER ROAD

THUNDER ROAD

ROADKILL

PUBLISHED

Maggie Valley, NC

Road type: twisties, scenic
Distance: 135 miles
Travel time: 5hrs

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Before reaching Wayah Rd riders will enjoy a scenic ride along the Nantahala River there are several turnouts to stop and view the river and rafters. Once turning onto Wayah Rd is is only a short distance to Lakes End Diner home of the Bigfoot Burger located on Wayah Rd (Thunder Road) 10 miles south of US 74 – great place to take a break or grab some lunch on the back porch overlooking Nantahala Lake.
After lunch riders will continue past Wayah Bald before descending down the mountain towards Franklin then continue to Ellijay Rd to continue on to Sylva before heading back to Maggie Valley.

1. Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley, NC, USA

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From Maggie Valley take US-19 towards Cherokee turn left onto U
S-441 S continue to US-74 W continue to Wayah Road

Distance: 47 miles
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2. THUNDER ROAD (WAYAH ROAD)

THUNDER ROAD (WAYAH ROAD)

27420 Wayah Road, Nantahala National Forest, Topton, NC 28781, USA

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Turn left on Wayah Road continue to Lakes End Diner

Distance: 10 miles
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3. Lakes End Grill and Marina

Lakes End Grill and Marina

17838 Wayah Rd, Topton, NC, United States

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Continue on Wayah Road to Loafers Glory Big D

Distance: 18 miles

Lakes End Diner is home of the Big Foot burger or just stop and take some pictures from the deck out back.
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4. ELLIJAY ROAD

ELLIJAY ROAD

3-41 Ellijay Road, Nantahala National Forest, Franklin, NC 28734, USA

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Turn left onto Ellijay Road continue to Cullowhee Mountain Rd

Distance: 15 miles
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5. CULLOWHEE MOUNTAIN ROAD

CULLOWHEE MOUNTAIN ROAD

1120-1700 Cullowhee Mountain Road, Nantahala National Forest, Cullowhee, NC 28723, USA

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Turn left on Cullowhee Mountain Road continue to NC -107 N turn left and continue through Sylva to Dillsboro to US-441 N

Distance: 10 miles
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6. Cody's Express Hot Spot

Cody's Express Hot Spot

551 East Main Street, Sylva, NC 28779, United States

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Good place to stop and top off your tank before heading back to Maggie Valley
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7. US - 441 N

US - 441 N

East Haywood Road, Nantahala National Forest, Sylva, NC 28779, USA

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Turn right onto US-441 N to continue back to Maggie Valley

Distance: 30 miles
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