Maggie Valley & the Rattler
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Submitted by: Russel "Stormy" Tinsley
Riding for: 40+ Years
Rides: 2001 Honda Goldwing & 2007 Harley Rucker Pro Mod

Length of Ride: 
Day Tripper (100—400 miles) 

Ride Description:

This ride provides a true feast for the senses. It follows the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville to Maggie Valley and through some of the spectacular parts of the BRP. The Rattler is North Carolina's State Route 209 from Fines Creek to Hot Springs, with 24 miles and 290 curves of white-knuckle action.The fall and spring are both good to explore the region - with tunnels and spectacular vistas throughout the entire loop- it's a choice you won't regret any time of year. 

Points of Interest:

Wheels Through Time Museum - Maggie Valley, NC
Mountaineer Restaurant at Fireside Cottages - Roadhouse - Maggie Valley, NC
Smoky Mountain Diner - Roadhouse - Hot Springs, NC
Ferguson Supply - Shop - Fines Creek, NC

Route Directions:

Start Blue Ridge Pkwy. @ US-70 / Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC
South Blue Ridge Pkwy. (74.9 Miles)
Left B1A-434 (at Docks Gap) (0.5 Miles)
Left B1A-407 / Hyatt Cove Rd. (1.8 Miles)
Left US-19 / Soco Rd. > US-19 (into Lake Junaluska) (12.3 Miles)
Left S. Lakeshore Dr. (< 0.1 Miles)
Hard Right Hickory Hill Rd. > S. Lakeshore Dr. (0.5 Miles)
Left Lake Junaluska Depot Rd. (< 0.1 Miles)
Left SR-209 / Crabtree Rd. (in Lake Junaluska) (road name changes often) (36.1 Miles)
Straight US-25 / US-70 (in Hot Springs) (26.7 Miles)
Right on ramp US-19 / US-23 (west of Weaverville) (8.2 Miles)
Left on ramp I-240 / US-70 (in Asheville, to Exit 7) (3.2 Miles)
Left US-70 / Tunnel Rd. (3.0 Miles)
Finish Blue Ridge Pkwy. @ US-70 / Tunnel Rd., Asheville, NC

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This is an AMAzing Rides Contest sample