MAGGIE VALLEY 12 PACK

MAGGIE VALLEY 12 PACK

ROADKILL

PUBLISHED

Robbinsville, NC

Welcome to Maggie Valley 12 Pack - the 12 pack is a list of 12 of the top roads in the area - from the scenic views of the mile high Cherohala Skyway - to the technical twists and turns of Tail of the Dragon.

1. Cherohala Skyway

Cherohala Skyway

Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina 143, Robbinsville, NC 28771, USA

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The Cherohala Skyway runs from Robbinsville NC to Tellico Plains TN was completed in the fall of 1996 after planning and construction for some thirty-four years. It is North Carolina's most expensive highway carrying a pricetag of $100,000,000.

Winding up and over 5,400 foot mountains for 18 miles in North Carolina and descending another 23 miles into the deeply forested backcountry of Tennessee. The road crosses through the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests thus the name "Chero...hala".

The Skyway is becoming well known in motorcycling and sportscar circles for it's long, sweeping corners, scenic views and cool summer breezes.

*There are no services on the Skyway.
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2. Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway, Blue Ridge Parkway, Maggie Valley, NC 28751, USA

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The Blue Ridge Parkway travels 252 miles along the ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. It offers plenty of things to do, from camping, biking and hiking, to local art, cultural and historic sites. In Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center features a 22-foot interactive map of the Parkway. And no drive along this road is complete without crossing the Linn Cove Viaduct, an engineering marvel seemingly suspended in midair along the southern face of Grandfather Mountain.
The Parkway access is only a short distance from Maggie Valley.
*There are no services on the Parkway
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3. Tail of the Dragon

Tail of the Dragon

17555 Tapoco Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771, United States

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Deals Gap is a popular and internationally famous destination for motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts, as it is located along a stretch of two-lane road known since 1981 as "The Dragon" .[2] The 11-mile stretch of the Dragon in Tennessee is said to have 318 curves. Some of the Dragon's sharpest curves have names like Copperhead Corner, Hog Pen Bend, Wheelie Hell, Shade Tree Corner, Mud Corner, Sunset Corner, Gravity Cavity, Beginner's End, and Brake or Bust Bend. The road earned its name from its curves being said to resemble a dragon's tail. The stretch bears the street name "Tapoco Road" in North Carolina and "Calderwood Highway" in Tennessee and is signed entirely by US 129.
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4. Moonshiner 28

Moonshiner 28

Nantahala National Forest, 12574 Fontana Road, Robbinsville, NC 28771, USA

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Stretching for 112 miles from US 129 at the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, Moonshiner 28 winds its way southeastward through Franklin and Highlands North Carolina before turning southward into Georgia and South Carolina at Walhalla.
Riders can visit Fontana Dam as well as view several waterfalls along this route including Bridal Veil Falls - the road travels behind the fall.
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5. The Rattler

The Rattler

7946-8606 North Carolina 209, Clyde, NC 28721, USA

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You've ridden the Dragon, now ride the best. Ride 209 The Rattler, Located just outside of Hot Springs, NC, it twists and turns all the way to Lake Junaluska , NC.

Traveling thru the Pisgah National forest and over the Great Smokey Mountains is Hwy 209 "The Rattler", some of the most attention demanding but beautiful riding you will ever experience. Once you've successfully ridden "The Rattler", you will understand why all the other's were merely preperation rides.

There are over 234 twists, turns and curves from Lake Junaluska to Hot Springs and another 30 from Hot Springs down to the Bobarosa Saloon. We think the "Rattler" is better then the Drangons Tail, Hellbender, The Snake or The Devils Triangle for scenic beauty and for testing your riding skills.
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6. Thunder Road

Thunder Road (Wayah Road)

Nantahala National Forest, 16787-16789 Wayah Road, Topton, NC 28781, USA

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Great scenic road with lots of turns and different elevations 3200 ft above sea level. Traffic is minimal, only local traffic. Great restaurant Lakes End Grill by the lake. Try the Monster Burger. This road has 28 miles of fantastic motorcycle riding.
Be sure to stop at Loafers Glory at the intersection of Wayah and Old Murphy Hwy.
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7. Devils Whip

Devils Whip

Pisgah National Forest, 5500-6366 Buck Creek Road, Marion, NC 28752, USA

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So...What IS The Devil's Whip?

It's North Carolina State Road 80...160 curves in 12 miles of pure adrenaline and challenge! It separates the men from the boys and the women from the girls! Truly - posers beware!!!

(One word of CAUTION - When you hit the "LEARNING CURVE" northbound (a.k.a. SCHOOL BUS TURNAROUND), you've just reached THE POINT OF NO RETURN!)

***IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN ON The Devil's Whip BEFORE - Travel it NORTH (up) from US 70!***
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8. Diamond Back

Diamond Back

Pisgah National Forest, 8961-9451 North Carolina 226A, Marion, NC 28752, USA

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The Diamondback, NC 226A, is one of the last great stretches of Western North Carolina mountain roads.

The Diamondback is loaded with switchbacks that double back almost 360-degrees, strings of linked S-curves and a steady climb through lush green forest.

The Diamondback has over 190 curves in a 12-mile loop.
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9. Devils Drop

Devils Drop (NC-151)

Pisgah National Forest, 1394 Pisgah Highway, Candler, NC 28715, USA

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The Devils Drop ascends for 12 miles from Candler NC to the Blue Ridge Parkway - the first 7 miles takes riders through low rolling hills - the next 5 miles takes riders through a couple of switchbacks and numerous twists and turns before reaching the top of the mountain.
*This road is not for newbies.
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10. US-276

US-276

4592-4602 Pigeon Road, Waynesville, NC 28786, USA

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Forest Heritage Scenic Byway is a 65-mile (105 km) byway through the forests of Western North Carolina. US 276 makes up the first half of the byway, from Pisgah Forest to Woodrow; this section features Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock Falls, Cradle of Forestry, Shining Rock, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. NC 215 south continues the byway, passing by Cold Mountain and the French Broad River, to Rosman.

From Brevard riders can continue south to Caesars Head State Park.
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11. NC-215

NC-215

Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina 215, Canton, NC 28716, USA

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NC 215 Is part of the Forest Heritage Scenic Byway (Copperhead Loop)

Forest Heritage Scenic Byway is a 65-mile (105 km) byway through the forests of Western North Carolina. US 276 makes up the first half of the byway, from Pisgah Forest to Woodrow; this section features Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock Falls, Cradle of Forestry, Pink Beds (an upland bog known for its pink rhododendrons and laurels), Shining Rock, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

NC 215 south continues the byway, passing by Cold Mountain and the French Broad River, to Rosman.
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12. Canada Road

Canada Road (NC-281)

Nantahala National Forest, 10834-10870 Canada Road, Tuckasegee, NC 28783, USA

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NC 281 (Canada Road) is one of the areas lesser known roads - it travels 25 miles from Tusckasegee NC past Lake Toxaway to US 64.
This road presents some of the same challenges as the Tail of the Dragon but is twice as long.
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