DIAMONDBACK RUN

DIAMONDBACK RUN

ROADKILL

PUBLISHED

Maggie Valley, NC

Distance: 210 miles
Road type: twisty/scenic
Travel time: 6 - 8 hrs

Map & directions: http://maggievalleyrides.com/uploads/3/4/9/1/34914636/diamondback_run.pdf

Riders will head east on I-40 to Old Fort NC where they will exit onto Hwy 70 and continue to Hwy 80 (the Devils Whip) heading north to the Blue Ridge Parkway turning north to NC-226 – here they will turn south to the intersection of NC 226A (The Diamondback) turn north towards Little Switzerland returning to NC-226 where they can stop for lunch at the Mountain View restaurant.
After lunch riders will need to take a short detour into Spruce Pine to top off their tanks before returning to the Blue Ridge and continuing to Mount Mitchell State Park – from Mount Mitchell riders will have several different routes to choose from to make the return trip to MV.

1. Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley, NC, USA

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From Maggie Valley riders will head east on I-40 to Old Fort NC

Distance: 57 miles
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2. Old Fort

Old Fort

Old Fort, NC 28762, USA

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After arriving in Old Fort continue on Hwy 70 to NC 80 (The Devils Whip)

Distance: 10 mies
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3. Devils Whip

Devils Whip

8631 Buck Creek Rd, Marion, NC 28752, USA

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Continue on Hwy 80 (The Devils Whip) to the Blue Ridge Parkway and continue to NC 226

Distance: 22 miles
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4. The Diamondback

The Diamondback

3528-3738 NC-226A, Marion, NC 28752, USA

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Continue on 226 S to 226 A which will loop back to 226 and Mountain View Restaurant

Distance: 17 miles
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5. Mountain View Restaurant

Mountain View Restaurant

5253 NC-226, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, United States

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Great place to take a lunch break while enjoying what is referred to as "A million dollar view"

After lunch take 226 N to the Murphy USA station to top off

Distance: 5 miles
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6. Murphy USA

Murphy USA

2474 Halltown Rd, Spruce Pine, NC 28777, United States

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After topping of with fuel head back to the Blue Ridge Parkway and continue to Mount Mitchell State Park

Distance: 40 miles
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7. Mt Michell

Mt Michell

2388 NC-128, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA

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From Mount Mitchell continue towards Asheville NC for the return trip to Maggie Valley - different route options are available - quickest route would be to take I-40 in Asheville NC.

Distance: 70 miles
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