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TN Hwy 68: from Ducktown to Telico Plains + ADD NEW ROUTE


22   in Tennessee Tennessee35 Miles

By Scrapiron
on April 1, 2005

4.0out of 5

12 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

      If you want to take this route from the south to the north, start the route by finding your way to Ducktown, TN (which is about 70 miles south of Knoxville, TN near the TN/GA border). From Ducktown, simply take TN route 68 north all the way to Telico Plains, TN.

Scenery

      A pristine country setting with mountains and creeks in abundance. There are also some very small communities along the way.

Road Quality

This road is not for the novice biker. Good road condition and some very tight turns and lots of curves. Hwy 68 runs into Ducktown, TN to Tellico Plains, TN. From the south end of it you can route from the south to connect to the Cherohala skyway.

Roadside Amenities

Nothing really to do other than just enjoy the scenery and the awesome road twists and turns. From either direction fill up with gas because it might be the only opportunity you get. This route passes through the Cherokee National Forest.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - This route is near the Cherokee National Forest - This route is near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park - This route is near Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By AaronF
on April 6, 2015 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year

Motorcycle Make

Motorcycle Type Touring

I enjoy this ride a lot, but have learned to be very cautious due to some hazardous road conditions. There are numerous gravel driveways that connect to the road, so you'll encounter a lot of gravel along the white lines. Also you need to be aware of the northernmost railroad crossing, if you hit it too fast it could launch you off your bike. Lastly there are areas that have had some poor road repair work done, the patches are very uneven and kinda sprawl across the lanes. Again, I do enjoy this road, it's a nice preamble to the Skyway, but it has some unfortunate characteristics that need to be accounted for.

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By Pcmcia1975
on July 13, 2016 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2013

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Love this road. Close to 300 curves and turns. Significant portions have been repaved recently, which has addressed most of the comments about uneven patches. Just rode this two days ago with five other friends at the end of a five day road trip. Many thought this was a highlight of the trip!

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By Guest
on April 25, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

This stretch of road is not for beginners. I've ridden it roundtrip one time and one-way another time. I rode it last Friday night from Ducktown to Tellico Plains and do not recommend it be riden at night. During the day on a perfect day it can be hazardous in a couple of places if you're not paying attention. Be extra careful with the 2 railroad crossings, on one you can jsut about go airborne if not careful. Not much traffic but once in a while someone coming from the opposite direction can come on to your lane. My GPS came in real handy giving me a view of the curvees coming up ahead.

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By Guest
on November 16, 2010 0 out of 2 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

Very nice road for sport touring or touring bike. Cruisers probably won't enjoy this road due to lackof beer joints and lots of curves.

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By Guest
on October 5, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2002

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Nice ride, lots of climbs on this windy road. Be careful and wait for the passing zones if needed. Very rural check fuel before riding. Telico is a good base camp for many great rides.

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By Guest
on June 19, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 1998

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Other

Cherohala Motorcycle Resort on Reliance Road is the best place to stay in Tellico Plains. We go there many times each year and take lots of different rides from the resort as our base. Mark and Renee are great, the place is always clean. The Iron Horse Restaurant in Ducktown is wonderful. The new barbecue restaurant in Tellico Plains is really nice. Helen Georgia is a great day trip from Tellico Plains.

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By Guest
on May 4, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type

This is a great road. The first guy was right. Be careful. I have already come across 3 sport bikes off in the pea-patch. Wife and I travel this road at least 6 times a year. Nut-n-Fancy restaurant in TP is the best place to eat also.

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By Guest
on March 27, 2010 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type

totally enjoyed this ride, take your time & soak in as much as you can good pavement & not as much traffic as the dragon

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By Guest
on June 26, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

My husband and I rode TP tp Ducktown for the first time in the spring 2009. Beautiful, but chilly. Rode again just a few weeks ago. This is a beautiful ride. We prefer the S to N ride because there is a nice restaurant in TP called Nut-N-Fancy. Always eat there, recommend the chicken salad sandwich and fried catfish! You can get to Ducktown from Cleveland, TN along Hwy 64E, along the Ocoee River (a beautiful ride in itself) to Ducktown. There you take 68N to Tellico Plains.

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By Guest
on January 30, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Touring

if your riding north on 68 into Tellico Plains turn right onto 165 (turns into 143 aka Cherohala Skyway) about 2 mile on the left is hwy 360 which runs up to Vonore just outside of Maryville. This is a smaller version of hwy 68 it is an awesome combination!

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By Guest
on July 31, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2008

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Be careful on this road, my buddy was sight seeing and almost wrecked.

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By Guest
on May 17, 2008 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 1994

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

There is a moto-specific campground that opened up in Tellico Plains on Hwy 68 in 2007. It's called Hunt's Lodge Motorcycle Campground - www.huntslodge.com. Great place to stay.

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