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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Find your swag for all the great roads including Moonshiner28, Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skwyay, Foothills Parkway, Smoky Mountain Loop, Devils Triangle, Six Gap, Diamondback 266 and more. 

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Social distancing with the top down. The Dragon is open! #tailofthedragon ...

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Enjoying more curvy roads on Moonshiner/Hellbender 28. Handles better than the IX by far. Especially on slicks lol #moonshiner28 #tailofthedragon #evox #4b11t #precisionturbo #gramlights57cr #gramlights #rayswheels #apr #fz201 #touge #tougesociety #initiald #northcarolinamountains #evolife #lancerevolution #awdarmy #nofilter #epyon ...

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The entire 11 mile section of the Dragon IS OPEN. Advisory signs have been placed at the intersection of US411 and US129 in Tennessee. This is to advise the public that on Friday, US129 will be blocked in North Carolina at the intersection of US129 and Hwy28. Only local traffic will be allowed past this intersection. The entire 11 mile section of the Dragon IS OPEN. You will have to turn around at the road block if you are not a resident of Graham County. Killboy photographers will be on the Dragon taking photos. The Tail of the Dragon/Killboy store may be open during the weekend, unless we are mandated to close. We also understand that Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort will remain open. We will enforce social distancing.  #tailofthedragon ...

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Last week, after driving 103 rainy, foggy (s)miles of Moonshiner 28, next morning we took on all 318 curves and 11 no rain, just cloudy, (s)miles of Tail of the Dragon. Moonshiner 28 was the perfect precursor before taking on the Tail. #raptor #ford #fordperformance #fordraptor #gen2raptor #ecoboost #twinturbo #fordtrucks #mybeast #raptorthings #hoon1gn #alwaysbetonblack #moonshiner28 #tailofthedragon #us129 #dealsgap #windingroad #greatsmokymountains #cherokeenationalforest #justdrive #getoutanddrive #wisconsinraptors #catchmeoffroad #curvesfordays #northcarolina #tennessee ...

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Avoiding crowds like... Get the best dragon photos from @killboydotcom
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Haven't even been away from the mountains for a week, and I already wanna go back so bad.. blasting down Moonshiner 28. ...

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