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Tail of the Dragon

US Route 129- Deal's Gap, US Rout 129 - Deals Gap, Robbinsville, NC 28771-7820
+1 800-768-7129
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Can you handle the turns? Get ready for some twists!

I drove The Dragon multiple times during a traverse for work between Knoxville TN and Andrews NC... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Julianne D
Knoxville, Tennessee
One of the great motorcycle roads

My second visit last week, my first with my son. The road was as beautiful and fun as I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brevard, North Carolina
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US Route 129- Deal's Gap, US Rout 129 - Deals Gap, Robbinsville, NC 28771-7820
+1 800-768-7129
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I drove The Dragon multiple times during a traverse for work between Knoxville TN and Andrews NC. It was always a beautiful drive but not one I relished taking in bad weather or on the weekends. This is definitely a scenic route, not so great...More

Thank Julianne D
Reviewed 4 days ago

My second visit last week, my first with my son. The road was as beautiful and fun as I remembered. 131 curves in 11 miles means lots and lots of smiles!

Thank JohnF134218
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

OMG what a blast!!! Had so much fun!!! Car or bike, definitely suggest doing this!!! Truly a test of skills.... Minor suggestion, stay away from the double yellow lines!! Saw a few bikes riding that line coming through and it could end very badly, very...More

Thank SpicEEJade
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite places on this earth. Stunning views and occasionally wild life that well set your heart to pitter pattering.

Thank melissa h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What great fun. Wanted to make the 11 mile run but a mini van was not my first choice. Next summer I'm coming back in my Miata roadster to twist the tail of the dragon. Top down and both hands on the steering wheel. Shift...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came down here just for this. Loved it. You can take your time going down it or up it. No need to get in a hurry. There is photographers on both sides of the road. U can go online and look at your pictures...More

Thank rjjacoballison
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This road was very challenging. You have to be on your toes at all times. These aren't just a flat 318 curves in 11 miles but banked and elevation changes. Ben there got the t-shirt. I'm glad i did it.

Thank qwikv6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this ride 6 times while staying in the area in early October on the Harley. It was one of our favorites while riding the Smoky Mountain area. We encountered a few impatient individuals but just pulled over and let them by. There are...More

Thank eyelive2travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tail of the Dragon is By far one of my favorite places to ride sometimes I like to cruise and listen to my music and lean some turns during the week is usually far better early to mid morning tends to keep you safe from...More

Thank jimregal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what great riding roads and weather. Made great time and scenery was so beautiful! The roads were just right and the perfect group of friends ever. Loved it. Wish I was there now.

Thank Yvers1982
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16 October 2017|
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Response from Bill H | Reviewed this property |
Gift shop/gas station: Yes Go to the intersection of 28 and 129.
28 August 2017|
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Response from lorlormarie | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. Stopping on the tail is not recommended. I do not remember seeing any lookouts either .. perhaps there is something at the NC end as its more of a town. In TN it's pretty much starts from a highway. I hope... More
18 August 2017|
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Response from us2inthecountry | Reviewed this property |
Don't be scared. Ride within your means. There are plenty of pulloffs if you have a jerk behind you. Try to go during the week. Less crowded and more enjoyable.

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