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25   in North Carolina North Carolina50 Miles

Motorcycle Roads High Heaven Ride

By NCCOP
on November 1, 2002

4.3out of 5

3 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

You need to start in Highlands, NC. From their take Highway 28 north-northwest toward Franklin.

Scenery

On this route you will go through Nantahala Gorge with a view of the waterfall from the top of the road. Near the gorge is the Dry Fall waterfall, which you can actually drive behind the fall. You will drive along Fontana Lake (which borders the Great Smokey Mountain National Park) and end up at Deal's Gap.

Road Quality

This road is Highway 28 starting in Highland and ending at Deal's Gap. The road has lots of twists, sharp curves, but it is fairly level all the way through. If you haven't been on this route you need to try it. The views are beautiful and the road is never straight. The road is very smooth, so you'll ride with ease.

Roadside Amenities

There are pull off spots all along this route, even in the area along the river. You can take a swim to cool off during the hot day. You won't find many gas stations, shops, or restaurants along this route, so you need to stop at the towns that are on this route. You will ride through Highland, Franklin, Lauada and Fontana Village.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - Visit North Carolina web site.

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on February 16, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1996

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Great views and a very pleasant ride thru some of the prettiest landscape this side of heaven.

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By Guest
on October 21, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1986

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Coming out of the Highlands stay on HWY 64/28 to Franklin then continue on 28 (Hell Bender) to the Dragon. This is a great ride I have done it many times.

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By Guest
on July 3, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Triumph

Motorcycle Type Touring

Dry Falls is currently closed June '08. But, Bridal Veil Falls is always open just a couple miles south of Dry Falls. Go east on 28 to Sapphire to Whitewater Falls, follow signs.

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