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Hickory Nut Gap Road + ADD NEW ROUTE


41   in North Carolina North Carolina13815 Miles

By bkvest
on March 26, 2017

4.0out of 5

1 Riders rated

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 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

From downtown Banner Elk, proceed south on NC184 for approx. 1/2 mile. Just after passing the mill pond, turn right onto Hickory Nut Gap Road (NC 1342). 8.5 fun miles later, you'll arrive in downtown Newland.

Scenery

This is a very rural and typical mountain road with elevations above 4000'. Not many long range views but still a beautiful ride. There are mostly houses along the road with the occasional Christmas tree farm.

Road Quality

This is a very twisty road with some sweeping curves and straights thrown in for good measure. The straightest section is closer to Banner Elk. This road goes through a lot during the winter and it can show. The surface isn't the greatest but I didn't see any serious hazards (pot holes, etc.) during my last ride.

Roadside Amenities

The only amenities for this short ride are in Banner Elk and Newland.

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By bkvest
on April 2, 2017 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Suzuki

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

This is a nice "short cut" between Banner Elk and Newland. It has a great mix of straights, sweeping curves and twisties. Regardless of where I'm riding in the area, I like to throw HNGR into the mix.

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