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Motorcycle Roads in North Carolina

North Carolina's (NC) is endowed with some of the greatest motorcycle rides in all of America. It hosts a beautiful diversity of inspiring scenery. Starting in the west, motorcycle riders will find outstanding Blue Ridge Mountains riding. Moving east will bring riders into a large swath of territory running down east central and central North Carolina known as the Piedmont Plateau. Green rolling hills with numerous rock outcroppings typify this region. Moving further east to the Atlantic Coastal Plain area will bring motorcycle riders to an area characterized as wet, with many rivers, marshes, swampland and primarily used for agriculture. Motorcycle road highlights in North Carolina include the ever famous Deal's Gap (AKA Tail of the Dragon), The Blue Ridge Parkway, and southern access to The Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Highest Rated Motorcycle Roads & Rides

Tennessee

Deal's Gap (AKA "The Dragon" or "Tail of the Dragon")

Beautiful Smoky Mountain scenery includes some lush forests and evergreen covered mountains.Update/Addition from Michael S. McDonald: People from all walks of life are drawn to the seducing curves of the Dragon (other wise known as Tail o...

Rider Rating

4.3
out of 5

75 Votes
Tennessee

Cherohala Skyway

This cyclist's dream road connects Robbinsville, North Carolina, with Tellico Plains, Tennessee. It can be desolate at night and extremely dangerous in the winter months. There are no facilities other than restrooms for the entire 40 miles. There is ...

Rider Rating

4.9
out of 5

45 Votes
Virginia

Blue Ridge Parkway

The upper half (the longer of the two halves) of this road runs from Afton VA, (near Waynesboro and Staunton, VA) south till it intersects I-77. This part of the road ambles through the Virginia country side with several sites to stop such as an old ...

Rider Rating

4.8
out of 5

41 Votes
North Carolina

The Hellbender 28

Heading north on the Hellbender 28, you find a completely different road experience with sweeping curves and drop offs, all lakeside in the Great Smoky Mountains. There are few drives in America that can equal the views as you travel this beautiful b...

Rider Rating

4.5
out of 5

30 Votes
North Carolina

Mountain Meander - Upper Slice of Route 28

Nothing is better than riding through the woods, along waterfalls. This road will take you to four water falls, three of them are easy access to. You can drive you vehicle under Bridal Veil, you can walk under Dry Falls, and the other I can't spell, ...

Rider Rating

5.0
out of 5

6 Votes

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