Starting from Reliance at the junction of TN 30 and TN 315, take a few moments to have a cold soda at the old country store and watch the rafters float down the rapids.
When you are ready to roll, cross the Hiwassee River bridge and the railroad tracks and you are immediately in the Cherokee National Forest.
The road surface is mostly excellent all the way to Tellico Plains, but it is a narrow 2-lane with sharp drop offs on the shoulders.
It's twisty in places, but mostly nice sweepers and very little traffic, making for fast riding.
Don't let the decreasing radius corners take you by surprise!
- Rider from Chattanooga, TN (4/30/09)