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Hickory Nut Gap Road + ADD NEW ROUTE


39   in North Carolina North Carolina13815 Miles

By bkvest
on March 26, 2017

4.0out of 5

2 Riders rated

 Scenery

 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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By BaddgerrNC
on September 18, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1998

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Great little Route, lots of twists and turns. This road runs through residential areas and is fairly narrow, easy to run wide on some of the sharper curves. Not recommended at high speeds as the posted limit is typically between 25 and 35mph. This is a great route to practice up on your carving techniques. Ran this in September and there was a fair amount of debris on the road and gravel in a few spots. Couple this with #12 Valle Crucis for some added pleasure

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