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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jan 01, 2007
September 26, 2008
I took this ride on Sunday September 21, 2008.…
Written Directions- Beginning in Kingsport, Tennessee take 11W south until you reach Bean Station, Tennessee. - At Bean Station follow signs to 25E North to Tazewell, Tennessee. - At Tazewell, Tennessee stay on 25E North (right at the red light) towards Middlesboro,
SceneryBe sure to take a camera. Plenty of rolling hills and farmland. Ride along Cherokee Lake and Norris Lake. Up and down one mountain in TN., 1 mountain in Kentucky, and 2 mountains in VA. Really enjoyed riding through the tunnel into Kentucky where there is a State park (Cumberland Gap National Historical Park) that offers a spectacular view from the "Pinnacle Overlook" where one can see the three states that you cover on this route.
Drive EnjoymentMost of the roads are 4 lane. There was not much traffic on most of the roads even though it was mothers day weekend. There was some road work on the Tazewell side of Clinch Mt. on 25E. Also a little work in Damascus, Va. Mostly rolling hills with some curve on the 4 mountains with the road going up to the Pinnacle in Kentucky being very curvy.
Tourism OpportunitiesPlenty of places to stop and get a drink. After leaving Kingsport one does not see any restraunts until Rogersville, TN. Then none until Tazewell, TN. After Tazewell you'll travel into Kentucky and want to check out the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (& Pinnacle Overlook located in the park). There are some eating places scattered throughout VA. until you get to Duffield. Afterwards one has to wait till you get to Gate City, VA or back to Kingsport, TN. to eat.
Motorcycle Road Additional info- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .
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I took this ride on Sunday September 21, 2008. Awesome ride, perfect weather, worth the time for sure. You have got to stop at Pinnacle Overlook and the scenic overlook at Powell Mountain. Thanks for posting this, I never would have found it on my own!
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