The Tail of the Dragon or US Highway 129 is one of the most heavily traveled sport bike and car enthusiast roads with its 318 curves in 11 miles; located in the Robbinsville North Carolina. The popular road crosses the Tennessee/North Carolina state line and is considered by many as one of the world’s most favorite motorcycling and sports car roads.
If you are looking for excitement and are a thrill seeker the Tail of the dragon is definitely for you whether you are riding one of our sport touring rentals or driving a car. People say its a rollaer coaster for adults. Soem of the curves and switchbacks will make you scrape your footpegs and challenge your skills as a car driver and motorcycle rider.
Safety is a major issue as the road itself has some very wild curves and is not a scenic highway to be looking around taking your eyes off the road in front of you.
The Tail of the Dragon starts in North Carolina by what they call the Fugitive Dam or Cheoh Dam. Harrison Ford jumps off the dam in the movie the “Fugitive”. The dam and old single lane bridge were also in the 1974 movie Two Lane Blacktop. The other end of the Tal of the Dragon finishes 14 miles away in Tennessee at the Tabcat Creek Bridge.
The tail of the dragon is world renown for its bank like curves, switchbacks, “S” curves, and has very little change in elevation. There are no intersections, no businesses or houses on this road, only pavement and excitement!
Tail of the Dragon Map
Map courtesy of www.tailofthedragon.com