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Hellbender 28

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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 18 miles / 29.0 km
  • Ride Time: < 1 hour
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $1.37
  • State: North Carolina
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After getting your technical riding done over at The Dragon (129) drop down to Route 28, othewise known as Hellbender.You can get a little more speed an enjoy the view on this 22 mile trip.More info at:

This is a motorcycle ride in the state of North Carolina. This motorcycle route has 4 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by Blatherskyte in March. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by Blatherskyte

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Best Time to Go

Spring, Summer, Fall

Road Characteristics:

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Previous Comments from other Riders:

rtcoker says:

If you head west on NC Hwy 143 from Stecoah, at the end of this route, you can make it through Robbinsville and continue west on Hay 143, which is called the Cherohala Skyway. That will take you 55 miles back over into Tellico Plains, TN (Gas up in Robbinsville, no gas/food along Cherohala)

Sat Jun 29, 2019 at 3:35 PM

rtcoker says:

This is a great road to ride. Stop at Fontana Resort. Stop at Fontana Dam the largest dam in the eastern US. But continue on past the end of this route and continue on Hwy 28 for another 30 miles to Franklin, NC. That road is awesome. Sort of Dragon-esqe. tight twisties, 55 MPH legal speed limit. And then, get through Franklin and continue on 28 further south to Highlands. There is a stretch that is about 15 miles of super twisty and very scenic along the Cullasaga River Gorge, with a couple scenic spots to take pictures of fantastic falls. The town of Highlands is a great spot for a meal and the better half to window (or counter) shop. Point is NC. Hwy 28 can be taken a long way for a great ride. From Deal's Gap to Highlands is about a 2 hour ride for me. I often continue on 28 south through South Carolina and into Georgia for continued great riding.

Sat Jun 29, 2019 at 3:32 PM

BeemerPecker says:

Keep heading south. The best part of 28 is between 19 & Franklin.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Danowapa says:

Well worth the trip for a cruiser! The stop at Fontana Village is a must!!!
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM

fastrast says:

Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM

felon says:

I have been on this route a few times, and always enjoy it! Better that the more famous dragon, because of the scenery!
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM

OpenRoadRider says:

Haven't ridden the road yet, but great looking photo - is it from the side of the road or did you have to hike back to it?
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM

twin88cam says:

Have riden this route many times. We do the entire length. Starting at Deals Gap and running south all the way to South Carolina thru Franklin and Highlands.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:09 AM


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