129 Dragon Shine & Helmets

Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center

Cherokee Realty ~ Robbinsville NC

Appalachian Driving Experience

Claw of the Dragon ~ Southwest Virginia

Iron Works Grill, Tellico Plans TN

Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson ~ Maryville TN

Lynn’s Place ~ Robbinsville NC

Iron Works Grill, Tellico Plans TN

Wolf Creek General Store & Cafe

Wheelers Performance ~ Robbinsville NC

Calestar1024

Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap with 318 curves in 11 miles: America’s number one motorcycle and sports car road.

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, Foothills Parkway, Smoky Mountain Loop, Devils Triangle, Blue Ridge Parkway, The Gambler NC209, Diamondback 226, Devil's Staircase, Six Gap North Georgia, The Snake US421 and many Great Forest Service Dual Sport and Jeep Roads.

The Complete History of US 129 from Chiefland, FL to Knoxville, TN
by Ron Johnson 2020

June

June has arrived at the Tail. We are now in the summer afternoon shower mode. Watch the weather and plan to take a break when the widely scattered rains move in for  30 minute in the mid afternoon. Traffic is picking-up on area roads so be courteous to others on the road. 

Foothills Parkway Closures 2022

Sections of the Foothills Parkway will be closed to traffic during the summer of 2022. We have all the details and maps of alternative routes.

Tail of the Dragon Store

Tail of the Dragon offers custom signs in both street sign and shield format. You can add a photo too. What a great way to remember your trip to the Dragon. 

Tail of the Dragon Store

Find your swag for all the great roads including Cherohala Skwyay, Tail of the Dragon, Moonshiner 28, Devils Triangle, Six Gap, Diamondback and more. 

New Jersey Family
New Jersey Family at the Tail July 3, 2020

Upcoming 2022 Events

From official rallies with hundreds of attendees to a small gathering of friends, our region is ready to host your group. Let us help you plan your event.

Dragon Web Cams

Current Highlights

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Custom signs with your Killboy photo. Tailofthedragon.com

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Find your purpose and fight to live the life that you want to live.

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Weekends are made for the tail of the dragon.

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Explore the foothills parkway. You can thank us later.

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The curviest road in America.

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Spring is in the air. 🌻 Getting the car wrapped on the 21st. I'll follow that up with a photoshoot to feature the new look. Special guest Supra will be there too! 💜

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Tag your dragon tamer buddies. Safe travels out there.

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“The #Tougefest week is among us! We are ready for some fun having!”

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LOCAL SECRET: Traffic decreases on weekdays.

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As seen feeling out the full suspension overhaul at Deal’s Gap. Last time I had the GTR on the Tail of the Dragon it was totally stock. Incomparable really. 📸 killboydotcom

I think the coilovers were set maybe 3 clicks back from full stiff on this run.

**If the timeline seems like I’m moving quickly it is because I’m catching up the story of my BNR32 Skyline from day 1 to present.**

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