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Following the Ocoee Down In Tennessee + ADD NEW ROUTE


32   in Tennessee Tennessee26 Miles

By Anonymous
on July 1, 2000

3.8out of 5

3 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

This route is very simple to describe. Grab a road atlas and you will see the town of Ocoee in the southeast corner of Tennessee (near Cleveland TN). From Ocoee just travel east along highway 64 to Ducktown Tennessee.

Scenery

This
route is situated in the southeast corner of Tennessee and
takes you to and through the Cherokee
National Forest
by way of the Ocoee River Gorge.  The
section of the route that is in the Cherokee National Forest
is an official (actually the first one in the country) National
Forest Byway.  One of the best things about this route is
that this part of Tennessee is loaded with some of the best
motorcycle roads in all of the Appalachian Mountains.  Take
your own side trips and find and submit your own "MotorcycleRoads
route." Smokey mountains ... a beautiful lake ... a powerful
river ... thick forest ... this route is loaded with scenery!! 
The route itself hugs the sides of the beautiful Lake
Ocoee
, which is nestled in between tall mountains. 
This lake is actually a reservoir that has been formed by
the construction of the Ocoee Dam.  Along the route there
are many scenic overlooks for you to pull over at and take
in the magnificent views of the lake and mountains.  The
road later follows the twisting path of Ocoee River as you
head east and finally out of the National Forest into the
very corner of Tennessee.

Road Quality

The roads on this route are top quality motorcycle roads. The mountain roads are full of twists and turns and elevation changes. This part of the state is less traveled and so you may have them to yourself at times.

Roadside Amenities

In the town of Ocoee (and the Ocoee River) is a major center for adventure outfitters that offer activities such as whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking,1-800-251-4800), for more links. And the Cherokee National Forest is loaded with opportunities for horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking and camping. In Ducktown you can find a few restaurants and places to stay ... there is a nice B&B here called the White HouseAlso, don't forget, the Great Smokey Mountain National Park is only a couple hours away and is a world-class center for outdoor activities and scenery.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - Ocoee River Rafting - Ocoee Outdoor Adventure Sites

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By Guest
on December 16, 2007 4 out of 4 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is indeed a beautiful ride, but beware of HUGE congestion in the upper reaches of Lake Ocoee. The rafters are there in force at certain times during the summer months. Numerous buses hauling them in & out are both parked on the shoulders as well as using the roadway. Not trying to scare anyone away, but please just be aware of the crowd if they are there and use extreme caution as you enjoy the trip.

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By Guest
on June 26, 2009 3 out of 3 members found this review useful.

4.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2009

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

My husband and I enjoy this ride almost weekly. You never get tired of the scenery, the river or the mountains. there are so many different rides that begin on this route, that you cannot go wrong in any direction! The rafting crowd is not as bad as it used to be. I think the enconomy is hurting the business somewhat. Weekdays are the best! The rafting traffice doesn't bother us, but you should be aware of the 18 wheelers. Some of them have a difficult time with the curves. Just observe the speed warnings and you will be okay. Ride Safe!!!!

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By Mando and Bubba
on September 25, 2014 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 05

Motorcycle Make BMW r1200rt

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Mando and I included portions of this route as we traveled via scenic highways from our homes in Southern Illinois to the Smoky Mountains. The portion of the trip in lower middle Tennessee from Waynesboro to Monteagle was on Tn 64. Tn 64 has many identities: Lawrenceburg Highway, Fayetteville Highway, McBurg Road, Winchester Highway, and, mainly, The David Crockett Scenic Highway.
Nevertheless, it is a limited access four lane highway featuring sweeping curves and splendid vistas.

After bypassing the Chattanooga area via I24 and I75, we reconnected with Tn 64 at Cleveland, Tn. This is the well know Ocoee River Scenic highway section.
We traveled the area during September, 2014. Rafting and vacationing crowds were nonexistent. Good ride.

We exited Nc 64 for Nc 74 in Murphy, Nc. to complete the last leg pf our trip to Cherokee, Nc.

327 miles covered in one day with about 250 of them on scenic highways. Plenty of gas and food along the way.

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