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!
The nearby Cherohala Skyway is quickly becoming a destination too, with its remote 60 miles of breathtaking scenic mountain highway. The area also has other incredible roads like the Moonshiner 28, Devils Triangle, Diamondback 226, Six Gap North Georgia, The Snake and Great Forest Service Dual Sport and Jeep Roads.
The Tail of the Dragon T-Shirt Shack at the intersection of US 129 and NC 28 is closed for the winter. We’ll be back in March with some new products. Looking forward to next year at the Big Metal Dragon. You can shop our secure On-Line Tail of the Dragon Store anytime. We run Facebook and Instagram contests frequently and provide discounts and special event news in out seasonal Monthly Newsletter. And, make sure to visit Killboy.com to view his weekly highlights and where you can order your Dragon and Cherohala Skyway photos, both current and archives. Killboy.com also offers GoPro rentals and sales (accessories too) at the T-Shirt Shack,
Latest Tail of the Dragon NewsApril 16 2015
Welcome Car Groups: Wookies in the Woods, Rotary Rally, and Spyder’s on the Dragon !!
Stop by the Tail of the Dragon Tshirt Shack – we will have free rally stickers and custom Tail of the Dragon green street signs. Also, use the map below for make up your own alternative tour. Check out the twisties of Wayah Road and Moonshiner 28 heading north from Franklin, watch the whitewater action on 19/74 in the Nantahala Gorge.
On your way, stop at Werloom Honey on US129 on the north side of Robbinsville. Mention Tail of the Dragon or bring this map for a free gift. Also, stop by our favorite winery and brewery, Calaboose Cellars / Andrews Brewing in Andrews North Carolina (both at same location). Present this map to Calaboose Cellars for 10% off at their store.
Here is your touring map: (CLICK HERE for printable pdf)
Here is your excuse to explore the north Georgia mountain roads – Gauntlet Thunder in the Mountains Rally April 23-25 sponsored by our friends at Copperhead Lodge and Biker Barn. See EVENT WEBSITE for more information.
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