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3.9 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.9
14 Reviews

TN Hwy 68: from Ducktown to Telico Plains

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Mar 31, 2005

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AaronF
April 6, 2015
I enjoy this ride a lot, but have learned to be…
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Guest
October 5, 2010
Nice ride, lots of climbs on this windy road. Be…
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Written Directions

If you want to take this route from the south to the north, start the route by finding your way to Ducktown, TN (which is about 70 miles south of Knoxville, TN near the TN/GA border). From Ducktown, simply take TN route 68 north all the way to Telico Plains, TN.

Scenery

A pristine country setting with mountains and creeks in abundance. There are also some very small communities along the way.

Drive Enjoyment

This road is not for the novice biker. Good road condition and some very tight turns and lots of curves. Hwy 68 runs into Ducktown, TN to Tellico Plains, TN. From the south end of it you can route from the south to connect to the Cherohala skyway.

Tourism Opportunities

Nothing really to do other than just enjoy the scenery and the awesome road twists and turns. From either direction fill up with gas because it might be the only opportunity you get. This route passes through the Cherokee National Forest.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather . - This route is near the Cherokee National Forest - This route is near

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AaronF
April 6, 2015
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
I enjoy this ride a lot, but have learned to be very cautious due to some hazardous road conditions. There are numerous gravel driveways that connect to the road, so you'll encounter a lot of gravel along the white lines. Also you need to be aware of the northernmost railroad crossing, if you hit it too fast it could launch you off your bike. Lastly there are areas that have had some poor road repair work done, the patches are very uneven and kinda sprawl across the lanes. Again, I do enjoy this road, it's a nice preamble to the Skyway, but it has some unfortunate characteristics that need to be accounted for.
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Guest
October 5, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Nice ride, lots of climbs on this windy road. Be careful and wait for the passing zones if needed. Very rural check fuel before riding. Telico is a good base camp for many great rides.
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Guest
June 19, 2010
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Cherohala Motorcycle Resort on Reliance Road is the best place to stay in Tellico Plains. We go there many times each year and take lots of different rides from the resort as our base. Mark and Renee are great, the place is always clean. The Iron Horse Restaurant in Ducktown is wonderful. The new barbecue restaurant in Tellico Plains is really nice. Helen Georgia is a great day trip from Tellico Plains.
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