Mountain Meander - Upper Slice of Route 28 + ADD NEW ROUTE
5 in North Carolina North Carolina21 Miles
By Mark Haywood
on August 1, 2007
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You start this trip at the intersection of US Highway 74 and NC Route 28 and simply head south on Route 28 to Franklin, NC.
Nothing is better than riding through the woods, along waterfalls. This road will take you to four water falls, three of them are easy access to. You can drive you vehicle under Bridal Veil, you can walk under Dry Falls, and the other I can't spell, you can see from the road. Glenn Falls requires some walking.
If you like turns, switch backs, nice black top, this is the road for you. Most people like the Dragons Tail or Deal's Gap, I like this road better. Less traffic and safer.
There are no shopping, camping, restaurants. However, along US highway 74 there are plenty of amenities and if you continue on Route 28 south as it passes through Franklin and merges with Highway 64, you can take this into Cashiers where you will find gas stations, food stops, etc. Close to the bottom of route 28 there is a Gem Store and they will give you a FREE MAP of all the waterfalls in the area. Stop in and get a FREE MAP. Take the entire trip down route 28 then follow the road into Cashiers for lunch and gas. Let me know what you think about this road, I believe it to be one of the best roads I've ever been on in North Carolina and that includes the Dragon's Tail. This is my fifth year going to N.C. to ride. My friends and I know N.C. (Maggie Valley area) pretty well by now. Email me at: .
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