TN Hwy 68: from Ducktown to Telico Plains

Average Rating - This road has been rated by 10 visitors


State: Tennessee
Date Submitted: April 1, 2005
Submitted by: Scrapiron
Motorcycle Road Length: 35 Miles

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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Ratings/Reviews

 

Reviewed by Guest on April 25, 2011
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Creator: Mario V
motorcycle_year: 2006
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: 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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Reviewed by Guest on November 16, 2010
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Creator: Chip Bouton
motorcycle_year: 2002
motorcycle_make: Honda
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: 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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Reviewed by Guest on October 5, 2010
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Creator: Tic
motorcycle_year: 2002
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: 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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Reviewed by Guest on June 19, 2010
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Creator: Judy
motorcycle_year: 1998
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Other
Comment: 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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Reviewed by Guest on May 4, 2010
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Creator: Mitch
motorcycle_year: 2006
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
Comment: 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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Reviewed by Guest on March 27, 2010
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Creator: jerry miller
motorcycle_year: 2001
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
Comment: 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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Reviewed by Guest on June 26, 2009
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Creator: Harley Couple
motorcycle_year: 2009
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: 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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Reviewed by Guest on January 29, 2009
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Creator: chuck
motorcycle_year: 2003
motorcycle_make: Yamaha
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: 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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Reviewed by Guest on July 31, 2008
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Creator: Donald
motorcycle_year: 2008
motorcycle_make: Harley-Davidson
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: Be careful on this road, my buddy was sight seeing and almost wrecked.
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Reviewed by Guest on May 17, 2008
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Creator: Melissa
motorcycle_year: 1994
motorcycle_make: Yamaha
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: 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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