Bryson City

Alarka Highlands - Bryson City, NC.

Ride to the Smoky Mountain Bryson City Outpost. There are many local eateries to enjoy lunch at. Located in what was historically the land of the Cherokee, Bryson City was founded as the Charleston to serve as the county seat of Swain County when it was formed from parts of surrounding counties. It grew into an important local rail hub. Today the city serves as a popular tourist destination, lying just to the west of the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, for outdoor activities in the Nantahala National Forest, and along the Nantahala River and Fontana Lake, and serves as the home of the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, a heritage railroad that provides tours of the Nantahala valley. The popular Nantahala Outdoor Center provides guide services for many of the outdoor activities in the area.

Segment #1

  1. Start at Smoky Mountain H-D
  2. Head toward W Lamar Alexander Pkwy. Go for 39 ft.
  3. Turn right onto W Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321). Go for 0.5 mi.
  4. Turn right onto Robert C Jackson Dr. Go for 1.1 mi.
  5. Turn right onto Morganton Rd. Go for 11.1 mi.
  6. Continue on Morganton Rd. Go for 2.7 mi.
  7. Turn left onto E Coast Tellico Pkwy. Go for 2.0 mi.
  8. Turn right onto US Highway 411 S (US-411). Go for 2.7 mi.
  9. Turn left onto Highway 360 (TN-360). Go for 22.2 mi.
  10. Turn right onto Cherohala Skwy (TN-165). Go for 0.4 mi.
  11. Continue on Cherohala Skwy (TN-165-BYP). Go for 0.7 mi.
  12. Optional stop Exxon Tellico
  13. Turn left onto New Highway 68 (TN-68 N) toward Coker Creek. Go for 23.5 mi.
  14. Turn left onto Highway 123 (TN-123). Go for 1.2 mi.
  15. Continue on Highway 294 (NC-294). Go for 13.3 mi.
  16. Turn left onto W US Highway 64 (US-64/US-74). Go for 54.6 mi.
  17. Take ramp toward Bryson City/Great Smoky MTS National Park. Go for 0.2 mi.
  18. Turn left onto Veterans Blvd (US-19-CONN). Go for 0.8 mi.
  19. Turn right onto Main St (US-19). Go for 0.2 mi.
  20. Turn left onto Everett St. Go for 0.2 mi.
  21. Arrive at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson Outpost.

Segment #2

  1. Start at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson Outpost
  2. Head southwest on Mitchell St. Go for 0.2 mi.
  3. Turn left onto Slope St. Go for 0.1 mi.
  4. Turn right onto Highway 19 S (US-19). Go for 3.1 mi.
  5. Turn left onto Alarka Rd (US-19). Go for 197 ft.
  6. Turn right and take ramp onto Highway 19 W (US-19 S/US-74) toward Franklin/Murphy/NC-28. Go for 5.3 mi.
  7. Turn right onto Highway 28 N (NC-28). Go for 32.0 mi.
  8. Optional stop Fontana Gas Stop
  9. Optional stop Deals Gap
  10. Turn right onto Tapoco Rd (US-129 N) toward Knoxville. Go for 0.7 mi.
  11. Continue on US-129. Go for 32.1 mi.
  12. Optional stop Dam Overlook
  13. Continue on Clover Hill Rd. Go for 1.7 mi.
  14. Turn right onto Morganton Rd. Go for 0.1 mi.
  15. Turn left onto Clendenen Rd. Go for 1.4 mi.
  16. Turn right onto Heather Glenn Dr. Go for 0.4 mi.
  17. Turn right onto John Sparks Dr. Go for 0.4 mi.
  18. Turn right onto Big Springs Rd. Go for 1.8 mi.
  19. Continue on S Old Glory Rd. Go for 0.6 mi.
  20. Turn right onto W Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321). Go for 0.7 mi.
  21. Arrive at Smoky Mountain HD.