Submit your on this road.
This is a great road, but the southern section is not a road for beginners.
In addition to the sharp curves (which any rider can handle by going slow) there are significant grades going up and down.
Combined with the road surface, this can be a disaster for an experienced rider.
- Anonymous (9/26/11)
My first time up on The 'Triangle'.
Me and a buddy of mine took our Street Glides through it just yesterday (4-09-11).
He had been on the 'Dragon' before, but I hadn't been on anything like this before.
Didn't know what to expect, but despite some not so perfect road conditions, I was pleasantly surprised at the beauty and undisturbed community that was along this road.
I want to go back already.
Think I'll run it clockwise...then turn around and run it counter.
I heard it was a whole new adventure that way.
Anyways, this is a MUST on your to-do-list.
Enjoy the scenery, but only on the straights. lol
This is a 5 star attraction people.
- 'DUBL D', Spring Hill , TN (4/10/11)
Highway 116 can be fun, but it also has its drawbacks.
I live 20 minutes away and ride it from time to time.
The portion in Morgan County is in pretty good shape, but east of Morgan County to Lake City the surface is badly deteriorated.
The road is narrow, and during the week, coal trucks run this road, blow a turn with one of them and you may never ride again.
There is effectively no runoff anywhere on the road.
In many parts any mistake is going to mean that you either hit a rock face or you go off the outside and over the cliff face.
Nobody is going to notice you for weeks if you can't crawl back up.
The portions between Morgan County and Lake City are broken pavement and the curves, particularly up higher where it is more technical, are usually covered with fine dust from coal trucks, pickups, and 4 wheelers coming in from the dirt roads off of the side.
Comments that this road "surpasses 129/Deals Gap/the 'Dragon' are over the top.
It's a good road, but there are significant hazards.
- XTR, local rider (4/5/10)
After riding over 40 years, this is by far the most technical road I've ever ridden.
Enjoy the route, but take your time and evaluate everything and all is not as it first appears.
We traveled from Lake City to Petros, and the first hairpin is a real fooler.
At first I could not figure out where the road went, then I figured out it was not only to my right, but above and behind me probably 25 or more degree uphill.
A real challenge when I realized that second gear was probably not low enough.
My daughter and I took our time, rode the whole distance with grins on our face, and hearts in our mouth on some turns.
Watch out for very large dump trucks on the upper sections and gravel in the hairpins.
Take it easy and enjoy the ride
- Mel and Brenda Barnum (9/7/09)
There is a stretch of new pavement coming into Laurel Grove from Stainville.
While the pavement is perfect, there is loose, large gravel in EVERY hairpin, probably kicked up by either runoff or cars taking the turns too wide.
- Anonymous (8/20/09)
Part of The Devil's Triangle.
- Rider from Lima, OH (6/26/09)
This is an update to a previous post I made regarding this road.
I saw a clean up from an accident the other day.
Watch out for gravel on sharp curves and also beware of the road condition going east from Petros to Lake City, mainly in Morgan County, as the road surface is not ideal and dangerous.
- Anonymous (7/16/08)
This road surpasses the 'Dragon' in technical levels.
Its longer, more thought challenging, and above all, TOO MUCH fun.
They have repaved a long beginning section.
Be on the look out for gravel after rain due to hilly driveways.
It will tire a rider if he challenges the entire length of road.
- Rider from Crossville, TN (3/10/08)
I have traversed this road 5 times; 3 from Petros to Lake City and 2 times from Lake City to Petros.
Be warned that Morgan County has slop topped on the Petros to Lake City side of the road and it is very rough and many of the curves can be dangerous.
Also watch for oil spills on the Campbell County side.
Not a bad ride, though.
- Anonymous (12/11/07)
Technically more difficult than the 'Dragon', even if it isn't constant cornering.
3 or 4 hairy 180 degree-up-steep-grade switchbacks that can test most riders' skills.
We rode this with fully loaded 2 up Harley Ultra Glides and it was a workout, but great fun.
- 'Jellyman' (8/31/07)
The locals are calling this route 'The Devil's Triangle'.
You turn onto Highway 330 to your beginning point.
You can also see pics of area on The Tail of the Dragon
- Rider from Crossville, TN (6/29/07)
Two sets of 8 or more hairpins.
Hundreds of curves. No flat stretches at all.
Direct access from Highway 25 1 mile south of Lake City, exit off I75 north of Knoxville.
- Rider from Knoxville, TN
Great twisties and sweepers, great views, good road conditons.
Watch for gravel after hard rains.
- Rider from Knoxville, TN