there a lot of nice gravel roads in the area, I found one from Snowbird to Andrews, but it don't show up on maps, I also likeThere's a nice gravel road connecting Murphy, NC with the Cherohala Parkway at the Tellico River Road.
Leaving Murphy on Joe Brown Hwy, make a right on Hanging Dog Road and another right on Davis Creek Rd. Davis Creek Rd. becomes River Rd. in Tennessee. If you follow the river downstream, you'll go past a couple of nice waterfalls, and come out on the Cherohala Pwy. near Tellico Plains.
Love riding the Dragon, and the Cherohala is for sure a treat....yes Krambonz has some pretty killer BBQ I must say. I love riding Moonshiner 28, and I have found numerous other roads down there that just blow my mind.dragon , fun road to ride. first time i rode dragon was two up, in the rain, with a beer buzz. - 18min.. deal's gap is a cool place to stop for food, drink, souvenirs, check out the bikes, etc.. cherohala skyway is my favorite of the two. great road , fun to ride. i dig the bbq place at the end in tallico plains. one must ride this road in both directions for full effect.
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No kidding. I came off at NC-181 (Linnville NC area) in terrible weather, and the ride down had a few "oh shit" moments that made me realize that it's hard to be attenting when you're tired, soaking wet, and hungry.Early-on in this post Kitesurfer posts that any road that intersects the BRP is a great road.Reminded me of the first time on one of those roads and coming upon a 15mph hairpin.It made me think hey,I better pay attention.