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NC Hwy 261- Roan Mountain Road + ADD NEW ROUTE


6   in Tennessee Tennessee41202 Miles

By MCR Contributor
on May 18, 2011

5.0out of 5

3 Riders rated

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 Road Quality

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Written Directions

The road is very curvy going up and back down. Many switch backs and very few straights. You can stat this ride in Bakersville, NC and you will end up in Roan Mountain, TN. Or you can start it in TN and come over to NC. Great rode and very few cars. Great ride in the late spring and early fall.

Scenery

Fantastic views from the overlook at the top of Roan Mountain at the NC-TN line.

Road Quality

Road has many curves and very few cars. You basically climb Roan Mountain on one side and back down the other.

Roadside Amenities

Nothing on the mountain except an overlook and hiking area. But at the bottom of either side you have Bakersville on the NC side and Roan Mountain on the TN side. You are not far from Elizbethton and Johnson City on the TN side

Additional Info

Nickname (optional) : Nabubba

What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By dragonflyTN
on April 25, 2013 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2005

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

Rip roarin' curves and TONS of scenery. When you get to the top of Roane, there is a pullout, which is a good place to take pics.

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By COG-528
on September 22, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Yamaha FJR1300

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

This road is as good as any of the named roads, The Snake, The Devil's Whip, The Rattler, etc.,) in North Carolina. The advantage is it is not being pushed as a motorcycle tourist road so there is a lot less traffic. . . at least on a Tuesday in Mid-September.

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By Shemp
on August 2, 2015 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

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Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

shhhhh! Don't tell anyone! The roads of WNC in the summertime can be full.....this one August 2,2015 was desolate. Twisties,sweepers,good surface, very little traffic........I'll be back. I live within a couple hours and haven't rode it till today. I thought i had done them all...???

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