Tail of the Dragon - Deals Gap, North Carolina
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 35° 27.975 W 083° 55.192
17S E 235039 N 3928669
Quick Description: It’s the two-lane stretch of U.S. 129 to the north. Its 318 curves in 11 miles earned it the name Tail of the Dragon.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 2/10/2019 4:47:52 AM
Waymark Code: WM1023K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

County of site: Blount, TN - Graham, NC
Location of Trail: US-129 11 miles thru Great Smokey Mountains

Myself , and 3 friends, took a trip to TN, stayed in Marysville, and rode the Tail of the Dragon. We also rode the Cherohala Skyway and the Devil's Triangle north of Knoxville.
But, this story is for the Tail of the Dragon.
I beat the other through, but close, Richard was right on my tail. It was more work than fun.

I ride a Victory Vega, 1641cc, has the power and the speed, but on this road I never got above 40.

Glad I did, can now say I did, but more work that fun.


"Designated US 129, the road is bordered by the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest with no intersecting roads or driveways to hamper your travel. It is considered “the destination” for thousands of motorcycle and sports car fans throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Can you brave it? It’s best to be cautious as the turns are tight, but the Tail of the Dragon is guaranteed to be the ride of your life." ~ Deals Gap

Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Weekday Hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

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Weekend Hours: Not listed

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