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4.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.5
2 Reviews

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By batknson (5 McR Points) on Sep 15, 2013

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Akumu
2697 McR Points
November 21, 2019
My second favorite road in the area after 421.…
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JFeezy
15 McR Points
July 8, 2016
Rode this while doing the BRP in May 2016. Rt 151…
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Written Directions

From the Blue ridge park way about 7 miles north of the Pisgiah Inn this will be the first paved road on your left. OR you can access from the bottom off Hwy 19 at Smokey Park Veterinary Hospital

Scenery

The elevation drop is pretty dramatic and plenty of twist and turns beautiful hills and trees untill you flatten out at the bottom and then the secenery opens up into the farm land.

Drive Enjoyment

The road is is good shape but watch for gravel in some of the curves. There are plenty of turns especially on the southern portion of the route!

Tourism Opportunities

There is a park at the bottom before you start out in to the flat land very good place to cool your breaks or turn around and run back up the side of the Mountain.

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North Carolina Route 151 off of BRP
North Carolina Route 151 off of BRP
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Akumu
November 21, 2019
2697 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
My second favorite road in the area after 421. This gem doesn't get any of the attention of people that ride Tail of the Dragon or the cherohala Skyway or The Moonshiner or even TN 32. Their loss. This road is so fun it should be illegal. That said, as mentioned, it is pretty damn dangerous and I did see a black bear that was grazing near the edge of the road my last trip down there. So, be careful. However, if you're in for a good time and have solid nerves this is most certainly the road for you. I recommend a down and back from Blue Ridge to Blue Ridge.
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JFeezy
July 8, 2016
15 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Enduro
Rode this while doing the BRP in May 2016. Rt 151 is up there with the Tail of the Dragon and some other absurdly dangerous routes if not taken cautiously. For one there is minimal guard rail as you maneuver hair pin turns along the side of the mountain. It's a road that should be respected but can be an incredible amount of fun if you stay within your riding limits.
I ended up dragging my skid plate on the bottom of my VStrom a few times through the U-turn type switchbacks, which put a grin on my face.
There's not much else once you get to the bottom, just a route into Candler/Asheville. There is one gas station on the left just a few miles from the bottom.
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