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Posted: 09/25/20 05:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Will be heading north on Rt. 441/23 mid October. How is Rt. 28 from Franklin to Lauada N.Carolina in a 30 foot Class 'C'. Yes, I know of 'Tail of the Dragon'. Altimately going to Cades Cove....No, I don't want to drive all the way thru the park, thru Pigeon Forge and around...been there, done that. Thanks[emoticon]


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Is the 'tail of the dragon' how you describe what is likely the worst traffic jam found in any NP?


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agesilaus wrote:

Is the 'tail of the dragon' how you describe what is likely the worst traffic jam found in any NP?


It's a famous twisty road in North Carolina.

https://tailofthedragon.com/


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dedmiston wrote:

agesilaus wrote:

Is the 'tail of the dragon' how you describe what is likely the worst traffic jam found in any NP?


It's a famous twisty road in North Carolina.

https://tailofthedragon.com/

317 turns in 11 miles. We have ridden it many times, yep it's twisty. Really busy with motorcycles on weekends.


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Please...as stated in original post "I know of Tail of the Dragon". I'm asking for info of Rt. 28 from Frankin to Lauana.
BTW: Also, how is Rt. 28 from Lauana to Cheoah Dam?

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Ah we've been down that, years ago tho. Very twisty as I recall, heavily wooded, and we almost had a head on with a semi on one of the turns. The driver was very nervous, I don't think he was allowed on that road. Because of the trees the curves are mostly blind. But as I said it's been at least ten years since we were up there.

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I'm asking of Rt 28 because I want to stay off of as much of Rt. 129, Tail Of Dragon, as I can. Hoping to only have to get on 129 near the Cheoah Dam and do the 10 miles or so up to the Foothills Pkwy. Is this doable in a 30 foot Class'C'?

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I think the worse of the road was south of the dam but once again it's been years and we went down it once. The main reason it sticks in my memory, as much as it does, is the incident with the semi.

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agesilaus wrote:

I think the worse of the road was south of the dam but once again it's been years and we went down it once. The main reason it sticks in my memory, as much as it does, is the incident with the semi.


You know you can look at the road in google maps satellite view. Just search for the dam and zoom in and follow the road.

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All I can say is don't burn up your brakes. You will have a workout with all the hills and turns. Go slow and be careful.

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