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Talking Rock to Dahlonega - Route 136 + ADD NEW ROUTE


17   in Georgia Georgia48 Miles

By Mark
on May 1, 2000

3.8out of 5

6 Riders rated

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 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start in "Talking Rock" Georgia (just northwest of Jasper, GA) and head east on Georgia Route 136 ... PAY ATTENTION to the signs to stay on 136 through the next 5 miles or so! Once you make the left at the "T" at Burnt Mountain Road, you can relax and enjoy the ride for the next 15 miles througt the mountains. In Dawson county, you will need to make a right at another "T", then bear off to the left to follow 136. In about 5 miles, you will come to a 4-way stop at Hwy. 9, and you can go left to Dahlonega, but I recommend going another 4 miles or so to Auraria Road, a left turn just as you come into sight of GA 400. this parallels 9 and 400, and I consider it the most scenic route, though it doesn't have the curves of 9.

Scenery

Breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge region. In the winter, Amicalola Falls may be seen briefly from about 10 miles away.

Road Quality

Good pavement without any significant rough spots. Curves are sweeping, not twisty. Grade is significant in spots, but no problem for most motorcycles. Overall, the grades make this a challenging drive for most 4-wheeled vehicles, but is a good leisurely ride on two. You seldom encounter much in the way of traffic.

Roadside Amenities

Not much as far as stores once you leave Talking Rock, until you get to Dawson County. Nice Scenic turnout about 10 miles in.

Additional Info

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By Pete88
on June 9, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

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By rscott6942
on December 29, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Very enjoyable ride for the most part. Strange to go from 55 and then in the mountains seeing snow just feet from you. Word of caution on this run right now is that there was a lot of gravel on the roads and with the curves could be dangerous so just keep your eyes open and ride safely. I'm looking forward to running this again when the weather warms up.

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By rscott6942
on December 29, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I just moved into GA and chose this for my first ride. The prior reviews are correct. The scenery is beautiful but very little in terms of places to stop for gas so make sure you're full before you begin. I don't know if it is because of the time of year but there was a lot of gravel on the roads in the mountain curves which you had to watch out for. Just ride it safe and take your time and you'll be fine. The road really don't have much in terms of traffic at leas that I saw. I loved it and will ride it again when it gets warmer.

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By True55
on September 12, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make C90T

Motorcycle Type Touring

Made this run Sept 3, 2011. Please make sure you fill up at the QTrip before beginning this route located on Hwy 575. There are not to many places to refuel once you begin. While on 136 you will come to a fork in the road where 136 is to the left and 83 is to the right. we were looking for fuel and thought the gas station (texaco) was open but it wasn't and got back on route not paying attention and ended up on 83. But don't worry it will take you back across 136/9 once you reach Dawsonville. You can refuel at several places once you reach the small town and be good to go. there were several places you can pull off to get some good pics on the scenery. I will definitely do this route again in the fall..

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By Guest
on November 24, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

One of my favorite rides. Great views with enough turns and elevation changes to keep me interested. Very little traffic most of the time. My only complaint is that the road doesn't keep going.

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By Guest
on May 27, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Ran the 136 yesterday, nice ride through farm land and mountains. Very little traffic. A couple of hard truns but well marked and really not much of a problem. A very nice ride.

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