Easy ride with mixed country and city
another epic ride
great day 1 DMS
Elevation gets high so dress warm in the cooler months
Lots of curves in the mtns
River Road is a short side route off the Cherohala Skyway - and you can apparently see a waterfall, which I didn't go to, but the cruise along the river is very pretty and a fun curvy road.
The first half of this ride from Gatlinburg out Little river road to Townsend is great drive along the river. Foothills parkway over to U.S. 129 (A.K.A.) THE DRAGON, is just as nice. U.S. 129 starts out ok, then quickly turns to WOW, Turns turns and more turns. 318 in just 11 miles, and turns they are. At the end of the Dragon,there are a couple places to stop and get your Tee-shirt and stickers. Continue on US 129 to the Cherohala skyway (make sure to fill up with gas before the skyway, because after you get on it there is no gas for about 50 miles or so). After the skyway it is just good riding back to US 129. Then you get back on the Foothills Parkway and then back to Gatlinburg. The law can be tough on speed demons so be careful especially across the Dragon.
Ride the smokies and deals gap
Apart from the occasional pothole, this is great.
Excellent corners along the river, beautiful too.
Really nice selection of low and medium speed corners, scccrrraaaappppeee!
Really beautiful, twisty section, follow the signs carefully or you may end on a gravel path.
Can be some tourists, but otherwise very nice.
Nice, short twisty section
Particularly good on the North Carolina side, when deserted an excellent cornering blast, check it out.
Good Scenery, lots of nice curves.
Easy, wide corners, amazing surroundings, relax and enjoy!
Very nice road but can have quite a bit of traffic, best to to use at non-peak times.