North Central Tennessee Tour on US-127

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State: Tennessee
Date Submitted: November 1, 2008
Submitted by: Anonymous
Motorcycle Road Length: 95 Miles

Written Directions

I started at Crossville TN on US-127 north. First stop at Pall Mall, TN to visit WWI MOH Sgt Alvin York. Next stop Forbus, TN to visit the "Old" store. Great local items. Good sandwiches! Travel north about a mile and take SR-325 to Byrdstown, TN. This is a Scenic curvy back road to travel at about 30 mph. Nothing to see but country farms. At Byrdstown take SR-111 south past Dale Hollow Lake to Livingston, TN. 1 mile south of Livingston take SR-84 to Monterey, TN and I-40. This is a comfortable 4 hour ride including good stops. I took 6 hours because I like to talk to local people way too long. Start and end on I-40 for easy access.


Lots of farm land that look like "Post Cards". Undeveloped land and hills provide great views. Rolling hills. Old abandoned school houses are interesting stops, but be aware farmers use some for storage!

Road Quality  

Two lane roads in great condition. Lots of shaded curves which well be covered with leaves in the late fall, so ride slow. Speed limits from 35 to 55 but take your time.

Roadside Amenities  

Lots of road side stores but spaced out. The Old Country store at Forbus is a must stop. Fresh made sandwiches are great. Don't get in too much of a hurry, this is a "different time zone", a little slower. Local honey, jams and such for sale so keep a saddle bag ready! Pall Mallis a great place to stop to explore the life of Sgt Alvin York, WWI Medal of Honor (MOR) recipient and Highest decorated WWI soldier. Visit his Grave site. Directions are posted by signs. Byrdstown offer a few roadside restaurants but I'm usually going to Dale Hollow's boat dock restaurant. Have a map of the area with you in case you want to explore some of the roads around Dale Hollow Lake. Great viewing!

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Reviewed by Guest on July 11, 2009
(3 out of 3 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Rick B.
motorcycle_year: 2007
motorcycle_make: Kawasaki
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: I am a local and I have been shouting the praises of the central Tenn. roads for the past several years. I love this route and have run it and several variations of it for the past several years. For an interesting variation just north of Jamestown turn left onto Squrrel Flat Rd then right onto Buck Mtn Rd, this will dead end into Red Hill Rd or Co Rd 325. Follow that back over to rt 111. Great turns, good road surface overall a great ride. Try it, you'll love it!
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Reviewed by Guest on April 15, 2012
(1 out of 1 members found this review useful.)
Creator: RobertM
motorcycle_year: 2009
motorcycle_make: VTX1300
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: Have a little patience at the beginning as it seemed a little crowded on a Sunday afternoon. The route improved greatly as it went. Some parts felt like a roller coaster, but with a better view. 325 has the tight corners of more famous runs, but it is mixed in with fun rolling hills and beautiful farm country. For the history buff, it passes the home city of Alvin C. York, who was a war hero from WW1 and the subject of at least one great movie.
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Reviewed by Guest on November 16, 2010
(1 out of 1 members found this review useful.)
Creator: Chip Bouton
motorcycle_year: 2002
motorcycle_make: Honda
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: Rick B said it well. Janet & I have enjoyed riding these roads for a while now. They make a nice change after rotator cuff injury from riding my 450 KTM on these beloved hills & hollers. Just keep the shiny side UP!
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