Overall Route Rating
speedo-meter speedo-arrow
speedo-meter-grey
4.5 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.5
2 Reviews

Motorcycle Route Author

profile Image
By ksp2089 (10 McR Points) on Jul 01, 2020

Rider Reviews

Jason Daniell
15 McR Points
July 29, 2020
Fun ride
Thumbsup
ThomSS
2339 McR Points
July 10, 2020
Awesome ride!!! One of the best there is. The…
Thumbsup

Written Directions

Beginning in Marion, VA, the Back of the Dragon takes you through 438 curves over 32 miles of breathtaking scenery, ending in the small town of Tazewell, VA. Here you will find the Back of the Dragon Welcome Center, as well as local breweries, restaurants, and a nearby Amish community

Scenery

Breathtaking, long range mountain views will greet you on this route that leads you from the interstate into the mountains of Southwest Virginia

Drive Enjoyment

438 curves over 32 miles of hilly, winding back roads that offer little traffic, no potholes, and roads that are correctly banked.

Tourism Opportunities

This route has everything from a state park to locally owned restaurants and a brewery. Also nearby is Burke's Garden, a scenic Amish community where you can purchase Amish goods and food. Stay at the Old Jail in Tazewell for a unique lodging experience.

Top Images

Macado's
BOTD-2
BOTD
Share Your Comments ( 2 )
  Earn McR Points
Jason Daniell
July 29, 2020
15 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Fun ride
Was this road review helpful?
Thumbsup
0 riders found this road review useful
ThomSS
July 10, 2020
2339 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Slingshot
Awesome ride!!! One of the best there is. The new store/restaurant in Tazewell is now open, looking forward to checking it out. Macado's in Marion is a great place to eat, If I recall, building used to be an old bank, neat memorabilia inside, food is great, generous servings.
Was this road review helpful?
Thumbsup
0 riders found this road review useful