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High Heaven Ride

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Nov 01, 2002

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February 16, 2010
Great views and a very pleasant ride thru some of…
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October 22, 2009
Coming out of the Highlands stay on HWY 64/28 to…
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Written Directions

You need to start in Highlands, NC. From their take Highway 28 north-northwest toward Franklin.

Scenery

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 Fontana Lake (which borders the Great Smokey Mountain National Park) and end up at Deal's Gap.

Drive Enjoyment

This road is Highway 28 starting in Highland and ending at Deal's Gap. The road has lots of twists, sharp curves, but it is fairly level all the way through. If you haven't been on this route you need to try it. The views are beautiful and the road is never straight. The road is very smooth, so you'll ride with ease.

Tourism Opportunities

There are pull off spots all along this route, even in the area along the river. You can take a swim to cool off during the hot day. You won't find many gas stations, shops, or restaurants along this route, so you need to stop at the towns that are on this route. You will ride through Highland, Franklin, Lauada and Fontana Village.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - Visit North Carolina web site.

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Guest
February 16, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Great views and a very pleasant ride thru some of the prettiest landscape this side of heaven.
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October 22, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Coming out of the Highlands stay on HWY 64/28 to Franklin then continue on 28 (Hell Bender) to the Dragon. This is a great ride I have done it many times.
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July 4, 2008
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Dry Falls is currently closed June '08. But, Bridal Veil Falls is always open just a couple miles south of Dry Falls. Go east on 28 to Sapphire to Whitewater Falls, follow signs.
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