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6   in North Carolina North Carolina52336 Miles

Motorcycle Roads Shiner's Run

By MCR Contributor
on May 18, 2011

5.0out of 5

6 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Note: A rider sent an email to MotorcycleRoads.com in June of 2014 stating "Ever since I can remember its been called The Rattler and merchandise for the road has been sold back as far as the early 2000's I bought my first shirt for the road in Jan 2007". So keep in mind that locals may refer to this ride as "The Rattler." Shiner's Run is the stretch of North Carolina State Road 209 that starts at I-40 and goes north for 33 miles before ending in Hot Springs, North Carolina. I found a map and some pics on the Trust General Store website at http://www.trustgeneralstore.com.

Scenery

Amazing scenery. To me, this is a better run than the Dragon. Winds its way the mountains from I-40 to Hot Springs on 209. There are old farms, rock bed rivers, scenic mountain overlooks, old churches. Beautiful ride. Even better in the fall when the leaves are changing. Have done this run several times.

Road Quality

Road is in good shape and provides riders with a bit of everything; twisties, high-speed sweepers, elevation changes and a couple of scenic straightaways through farm land.

Roadside Amenities

Shiner's Run starts at I-40 and ends in Hot Springs. About half way to Hot Springs is the Trust General Store and Cafe which is very biker friendly and serves a mean cheese steak. Hot Springs, at the end of the ride, is a great ending spot with a handful of restaurants and stores. Don't miss the Iron Horse restaurant/hotel!

Additional Info

Nickname (optional) : Kudzu Kid

What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By cropduster68
on October 11, 2011 8 out of 8 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make GL 1800

Motorcycle Type Touring

This road is one of the better kept secrets in western N.C. In my opinion this is better than Deal's Gap. Just as many challenging twisties and much less traffic and law enforcement. Fine scenery with the beautiful valley of Spring Creek in the middle of the run. The section from Fine's Creek to Hot Springs is excellent. This road is also know as "The Rattler." You're going to love this one!

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By Guest
on August 7, 2012 2 out of 3 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda Goldwing

Motorcycle Type Touring

I too love this road. Much less crowded, scenery is some of the best. I ride this several times a year. Make the Trust general store a for sure stop.

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By wncryder
on November 13, 2014 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Honda Goldwing

Motorcycle Type Touring

This road has been renamed "The Rattler". It has not changed the enjoyment of the ride at all.

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By RevObadiah
on June 25, 2014 1 out of 3 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

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Motorcycle Type Other

Hi I was wondering how you came up with the name for NC HWY 209 because ever since I can remember its been called The Rattler and merchandise for the road has been sold back as far as the early 2000's I bought my first shirt for the road in Jan 2007.

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By Guest
on May 27, 2014 1 out of 2 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2007

Motorcycle Make GL 1800

Motorcycle Type Touring

Cannot adequately describe the beauty. Took 25/70 east from TN to 209 S to I-40. Great ride with all the twist & turns, elevation. 25\70 runs along the French Broad River...breathtakingly beautiful. Will be going on this ride again.

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By Aaron
on June 16, 2015 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2014

Motorcycle Make Harley

Motorcycle Type Touring

Road is being paved which is fantastic... Downside is gravel being put on shoulder. Being a semi narrow road we dodged and slid quite a bit. None of the crazy traffic or hooplah which is a plus. Fantastic scenary. One of my favorites this trip to mountains!!

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