Foothills Ride

Miles 160
Ride Time 05:00 w/o stops
Endpoints Fontana Dam, NC, Fontana Dam, NC
Surface Paved

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NER Notes

This is an iconic loop that includes running Tail of the Dragon (3x!), the soothing Foothills Parkway, and then ascending through Smokey Mountains National Park on curvy Little River Rd and US 441. Tourist traffic can get heavy in the park, with few passing zones, so this ride is best enjoyed on a weekday if you can swing it.

Ride begins and ends at the Fontana Village Resort in Fontana Dam, NC. Get an early breakfast and start to beat the crowds on the Tail of the Dragon. Plan for lunch somewhere in Cherokee, NC

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  • Foothills Ride
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