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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

Full Day of North Carolina Twisties Loop

You'll be traveling through the beautiful Nantahala National Forest known for it's deep mountain gorges and valleys . The lake off Route 107 is gorgeous! Whitewater Falls off Route ...

Rider Rating

4.3
out of 5

7 Votes
North Carolina

Wayah road

Hard to keep your eyes on the road at times! The west end starts you going up a gorge tracing the stream with some waterfalls mixed in. Once you reach the peak (the AP trail crosses around here) there is a large lake at the top. Nice winding road...

Rider Rating

4.2
out of 5

11 Votes
North Carolina

Greensboro, NC - Blue Ridge Pkwy - Winston-Salem

US58 and the Blue Ridge Pkwy is absolutely beautiful. Mabry Mill is one of the oldest water mills still in operation in the beautiful Virginia countryside....

Rider Rating

4.4
out of 5

5 Votes
North Carolina

Diamond Back Loop (226 & 226A)

There are a few beautiful spots along this short route. What is nice is you can do this loop while enjoying the Blue Ridge Parkway....

Rider Rating

4.1
out of 5

10 Votes
North Carolina

High Heaven Ride

On this route you will go through Nantahala Gorge with a view of the waterfall from the top of the road. Near the gorge is the Dry Fall waterfall, which you can actually drive behind the fall. You will drive along ...

Rider Rating

4.3
out of 5

3 Votes

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