Our location in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains has its privledges for trail and road riding. Whether riding a motorcycle or an atv or side by side; it is a scenic, wooded and breathtaking location, that offeres pristine trails and roads that begs the rider to stop and take it all in. We are fortunate enough to have a few trails and roads, right in "our neck of the woods".
1. Our first stop is Wayehutta Trails. Located in Cullowhee, NC it boasts about 28 miles of trails.
Wayehutta Day use and/or Seasonal Passes must be obtained before using the Wayehutta Trail System at local
A Day use Pass is good for the calendar day you purchase the pass, from dusk to dawn.
A Seasonal Pass is available for this trail system. These passes are ideal for frequent users. The pass is valid from the day of purchase through December 15 of the calendar year.
How to Obtain a Day use Pass or a Seasonal Pass:
Visit the Nantahala Ranger District Office in Franklin, NC 90 Sloan Road 28734. Open Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm. For directions or information, call (828)524-6441.
Or passes can be obtained through these offsite vendors:
Caney Fork General Store
7032 Highway 107
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Top Cat Grocery
3275 US 441 South
Sylva, NC 28779
828-586-0847<< New text box >>
2. Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap with 318 curves in 11 miles, is America’s number one motorcycle and sports car road.
Designated US 129, the road is bordered by the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest, with no intersecting roads or driveways to hamper your travel. It is considered “the destination” for thousands of motorcycle and sports car fans throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Can you brave it? It’s best to be cautious as the turns are tight, but the Tail of the Dragon is guaranteed to be the ride of your life!
The nearby Cherohala Skyway is quickly becoming a destination too, with its remote 60 miles of breathtaking scenic mountain highway. The area also has other incredible roads like the Moonshiner 28, Devils Triangle, Diamondback 226, Six Gap North Georgia, The Snake and Great Forest Service Dual Sport and Jeep Roads.