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There'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.
 

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i just returned form a 2 week trip in the smokeys.....i love the Cherohala and we had a fun weekday ride and saw very few other bikes....


i rarely ride deals anymore...too many 2 wheeled lazy-boys there for my taste..so many great roads in the area...
 

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One of my favorite rds, specially during the week! I was coming back from NC in February a few years ago, riding my ST, it was 42 in Robbinsville and 28 at Santeetlah (sp?). The only other vehicle I saw that day on that road was a yellow corvette. I remember it being so quiet up there, just me and the ST! :thumbup:
 

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I was coming back from NC in February a few years ago, riding my ST, it was 42 in Robbinsville and 28 at Santeetlah (sp?).
That's crazy, nobody can ride the Dragon when it's below 75!
 

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One winter I went over the Cherohala at 14 degrees on a DR650, probably colder on top. My feet felt like ice blocks. There was a few hunters up there tracking dogs, they thought I was odd...

The blowing snow was dry and the pavement was ice free so other than the cold temps and 40 mph winds the ride was nice and peaceful. Had the whole thing to myself, no other bikes seen till I made I-40 later on when it was in the 40's... :green_lol:

That was the coldest ride in recent memory, I've done the BRP in the 20's a few times with snow on the ground and no heated gear, made me want it though. I did have a jacket liner and heated gloves when I did that Cherohala run. I tried it one day at 19 degrees on my 07 FJR, but I was warm and toasty with full heated gear behind a large wind shield. I'm going to miss that wind protection on the Vee this winter...
 

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There'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.
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 like
Tatham Gap Road, but I hear is closed right now



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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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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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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.
 

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I've done the Dragon, Hell Bender, and Cherohala several times. Pick a time when traffic is a bit less and the rides are pretty fun. Lunch at the Dragon is all about people watching. Great entertainment value. Some of the less known roads close by are pretty entertaining, especially if you like gravel. The ride over to the Dragon from Cades Cove is well worth doing. It has several water crossings, but they are on concrete bases. Over the last several years I have come to really enjoy all the gravel roads down off the Cherohala. Most times you don't see hardly anyone. The gravel is generally in pretty good shape, but there are some steep slopes with washouts and washboards. Up toward Tellico Plains, Bald River Falls is a great stop, and the gravel roads on up from the river are a lot of fun as well.

Ride safe...:thumbup:
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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.
 

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We were up on the Cherohala last Friday...
Great road... however, temp dropped from about 63°F to 30° from bottom to top... With the sub-freezing temp, and damp road (and our 'spirited' pace) it made for for a few good pucker moments...

I'll be posting the video of that ride on the Strom rally East thread in the next few days (already posted the Dragon ride from that loop)...
 

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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.
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.
 
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