Tail of the Dragon to Walhalla SC

Moonshiner 28 is fast becoming one of the great must-do roads of western North Carolina. Everyone has heard of the Tail of the Dragon and now there is another comparable road that is less crowded and offers even more to see for the two-lane tourist.

UPDATE: The pavement on the section between US19/74 and Franklin was redone in 2018. No more heaves, potholes and cracked pavement.

Stretching from US 129 at the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, Moonshiner 28 winds its way southeastward 103 miles through Franklin and Highlands North Carolina before turning southward into Georgia and South Carolina ending at the sleepy town of Walhalla.

Once one of the major runs for moonshiners with revenuers hot on their bumper, the road today boasts some great twisties, wide sweepers and unsurpassed scenery. Mountain vistas, waterfalls and secluded lakes appear around nearly every corner. You can find good food, accommodations of every type and unique shops with unusual antiques and crafts created by mountain artisans.

Spend a day or a week exploring this Smoky Mountain Country. It doesn’t matter if you are motorcycling, driving a sports car or bringing the family van. And visit the nearby legal moonshine distilleries in Gatlinburg TN, Greenville SC and Asheville NC. [Read More]

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The Graveyard Loop is next up on our 21 Essential Rides of 2021. Sometimes referred to as the Cold Mountain Loop, regardless of name, this one is worth the ride!
✅ 30 Miles of Twists and Turns
✅ Scenic Views from the Blue Ridge Parkway
✅ Roadside Waterfalls
What you'll see along the way:
The Devils Courthouse at Mile Marker 422.4 is an impressive rock face with an absolutely breathtaking view. If you're ready to stretch your legs, you can hike the 1-mile trail to the top.
Graveyard Fields at mile marker 418.8 is one of the most-photographed spots on the parkway. Named after the charred stumps that were left behind after a forest fire in the 1930's, expect to find a full parking lot of others snapping pictures.
Tons of water features, opportunities to hike, picnic, and snap pictures.
Tell us you favorite spots in the comments below.

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Next up on our 21 essential rides for 2021 is the Tennessee-Ocoee Loop!

✅ 78-mile loop
✅ begins and ends in Tellico Plains, Tennessee
✅Highways included: TN 39, TN 315, US 64 and TN 68

All the details on this ride and more on our Facebook.

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