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Highway 28: Tri-State Tour + ADD NEW ROUTE


10   in Tennessee Tennessee29 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Highway 28: Tri-State Tour

By Felipe
on October 1, 2007

4.7out of 5

10 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start in Walhalla, SC and head north on route 28, cross the SC/GA border, stay on route 28, cross the GA/NC border, and head into Highlands, NC (then end point).

Scenery

Beautiful National Forest scenery. Mountains, Rivers and Waterfalls ... a great sampling of 3 states in a nice 30 mile run! Travels through the Sumter National Forest and later Nantahala National Forest.

Road Quality

Plenty of tight curves as well as some long sweepers, nice transitions. For the pavement, the majority of the road is in good shape. Once in the forest area you can twist the throttle and drag your knees.

Roadside Amenities

Not a lot between Walhalla and Highlands, so, fill up before you leave Walhalla. No restaurants or other facilities for miles.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on August 28, 2012 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I can't describe how awesome this ride is. Way better than The Dragon or the Cherohala Skyway even! Fantastic roads, great curves, beautiful scenery & not a lot of traffic! Do yourself a favor and hit the Moonshiner 28, as this ride is known, and have a blast!

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By jomaha
on January 8, 2015 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2011

Motorcycle Make Road Glide

Motorcycle Type Touring

Any riding off the Interstate system through the Smokies is beautiful. The one thing I would do different is ship my golf clubs to Highlands as there are some of the most beautiful golf courses in those hills around Highlands and Cashiers. Would be the ultimate bike trip to stop for a few days and golf, jump back on the bike and head to south, Augusta, Savannah???

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By Guest
on June 27, 2009 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

i suggest keep rolling 28 until you hit US 129. ride tail of the dragon up to deals gap. 318 curves in 11 miles

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By ByHarleyJames
on March 20, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1997

Motorcycle Make Harley

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

100 Ione St

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By look2x
on August 23, 2015 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2014

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

I took 28 north from where it intersects with 107 in south carolina. 28 north was a great ride with good quality road and not too many other cars. I strongly suggest this ride for good curves.

For a longer adventure, consider this...take 28 north until it intersects with 64. Head east on 64, turn north on 281, turn east (right) on Wolf Mountain Rd (be careful because the street sign is missing. It's right after a small bridge on the right if you're heading north. If you drive by a parking area near the water with some large graphic infomational displays about the local area, turn around because you just missed it. If you're driving south, it's after the parking area and before the bridge). At one point you have to take an unexpected right turn to get on Tanassee Gap Rd so keep your eye out for it. Then take 215 north (which intersects with the Bue Ridge Parkway) and if you want to keep riding turn onto 276 south. 276 intersects also with the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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By look2x
on August 23, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2014

Motorcycle Make BMW

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

I took 28 north from where it intersects with 107 in south carolina. 28 north was a great ride with good quality road and not too many other cars. I strongly suggest this ride for good curves.

For a longer adventure, consider this...take 28 north until it intersects with 64. Head east on 64, turn north on 281, turn east (right) on Tanassee Gap Rd (be careful because the street sign is missing. It's right after a small bridge on the right if you're heading north. If you drive by a parking area near the water with some large graphic infomational displays about the local area, turn around because you just missed it. If you're driving south, it's after the parking area and before the bridge). At one point you have to take an unexpected right turn to stay on Tanassee Gap Rd so keep your eye out for it. Then take 215 north (which intersects with the Bue Ridge Parkway) and if you want to keep riding turn onto 276 south. 276 intersects also with the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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By Guest
on September 23, 2010 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Took Hwy 28 from the from Bryson City NC through the tip of Ga to Clemson SC. It's an incredible road with lots of tight turns and great scenery. Watch your gas as there are not a lot of stations for long stretchs. Probably the best road I've ridden to date.

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By Guest
on October 15, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Nice ride and also has a few stops to view the river. Had the wife on the back so it was not a hard ride for her either.

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By Guest
on April 20, 2008 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Touring

1) There are a few gas stations & convenience stores available between Walhalla and the Highway 107 split. To make this ride a more varied round trip, after reaching Highlands, NC, continue on Hwy 64 to Cashiers, NC. Then turn right and return to Walhalla on Hwy 107. On 107, you will pass the Walhalla Fish Hatchery (you can visit if you are interested) and Cherry Hill Recreation Area and Oconee State Park.

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By Guest
on November 26, 2007 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

This road is in the north west area not south east. This is a fun road
but not an all day event. Check out the Devils Triangle in Tenn. Look
it up on the web.

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