If you like a challenge this is a great one.
I have ridden the Snake, the Dragons Tail, the Cherohala, and many others; but this one was the most challenging.
Be prepared to meet log trucks and other vehicles who are used to this road and drive it as if they are on an interstate.
This route is only 16 miles long, but it will be the most exhilarating 16 miles you will ride.
- Anonymous (7/26/14)
I'll have to respectfully disagree with the previous submitter regarding "some sections of this road approach the caliber of the famed "Tail of the Dragon".
By far this road exceeds anything the "Dragon" can offer.
Tight climbing and descending corkscrews make for a invigorating and challenging ride.
A big plus for real motorcyclist's is the lack of noise making "wannabe's" chugging their tractors up, down and around the curves.
Yes the road has been repaved and is is in excellent shape.
Caution for wet leaves on early mornings in the fall and, of course, deer.
- Anonymous (10/20/12)
From the state line (Kentucky) at the top of the mountain for the next six miles down to the town of Lynch are truly some of the best curves you will ever ride.
Earlier this year it was in major need of repair with many large pot holes in exactly the wrong place, but 160 has been resurfaced this summer and it's un-believable.
- Bill Hagy (9/24/07)
Some sections of this road approach the caliber of the famed 'Tail of the Dragon', Deal's Gap, North Carolina.
Few vehicles, lots of tight hairpins, elevation changes.
- John Weeks