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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

North Carolina

"Beginners Beware"

If you dare to take your eyes off the road you will see some of NC's awesome mountain scenery. Photo contributed by visitor in Jun 09 - "Taken above the "Cradle of Forestry". Take the Parkway West towards Mt. Pisgah; its the last overlook before you...

Rider Rating

4.6
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11 Votes
North Carolina

Route 181 - Joanas Ridge to Morganton

Mountains, mountains, and more mountains ... GREAT mountain views from the top....

Rider Rating

4.6
out of 5

8 Votes
North Carolina

US 221 - Independence, VA to Boone, NC

Stunning views of the evergreen farms in the area and the surrounding hills. The New River runs along the route at one point....

Rider Rating

4.5
out of 5

4 Votes
North Carolina

NC Hwy 66 Near Brown Mountain

This route starts out along a mixture of small farms/pasture land with a view of Hanging Rock. The road meanders through sweeping curves through this type of scenery for about 4 miles before entering heavily wooded twisties and climbing Brown Mounta...

Rider Rating

4.7
out of 5

3 Votes
North Carolina

Buffalo Shoals Road

This road follows the southern edge of Lake Lure in Rutherford County, NC. It provides views of the lake and surrounding mountains if you're brave enough to take you eyes off the road....

Rider Rating

4.5
out of 5

2 Votes

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