Two Wheels of Suches – Overnight

East Tennessee to North Georgia

This segment starts at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, Maryville, TN and ends at Two Wheels of Suches in Northern Georgia.

This is the beginning of an overnight ride with a stop at the Two Wheels of Suches Lodge and campground. The ride will take you through twisty paved roads and challenging gravel, rock, and stone roads. First, we will warm you up with some Tennessee twisties and if you are fuel-challenged (<3 gallons) please fuel up at Tellico Plains Shell which is a little south of HWY 39 on HWY 68.  Then we move you to the challenging rock and gravel Star Mountain, Lost Creek, and McFarland roads to get you ready for the dirt roads ahead. You will come out back on HWY 68 heading south where you will turn right on HWY 64 where you will find a gas stop at the Circle K, your 106-mile point.  If you didn’t pack a lunch to eat on Star Mountain it would be wise to get something in Ducktown because you will leave civilization when you turn onto Tumbling Creek Road.  You’ll spend the next 50 miles on Tumbling Creek, Cow Pen, and Wilderness roads, enjoying challenging gravel and stone roads. It’s not until you hit Hwy 52 that you will see pavement again.  We will wind you through the country until you hit one of the paved gems of Georgia, HWY 60.  Hwy 60 will take you to your overnight stay at the Two Wheels of Suches, but before you get there, please stop at Wildcat BBQ and General Store (7475 GA-60 30572) for supper.  Wildcat has some of the best BBQ in Georgia and it may be your only place to eat for miles.  Enjoy the comradery with other 2-wheel enthusiasts at your overnight stay.  There are always dual sport riders riding the famous Smokey Mountain 500 or pavement junkies making the run-up to Blood Mountain.  Whatever your desire, have fun.

Note: Drive times rely on road conditions, closures, and speed on dirt roads. Your drive time will vary based on these factors. Due to road closures, the map may be briefly changed, but the turn-by-turn instructions remain accurate.

Two Wheels of Suches (Day 1)

  1. Start at Smoky Thunderhead H-D
  2. Head east on W Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321 N). Go for 0.5 mi.
  3. Turn right onto Robert C Jackson Dr. Go for 1.1 mi.
  4. Turn right onto Morganton Rd. Go for 11.1 mi.
  5. Continue on Morganton Rd. Go for 2.7 mi.
  6. Turn left onto E Coast Tellico Pkwy. Go for 2.0 mi.
  7. Turn right onto US Highway 411 S (US-411 S). Go for 3.1 mi.
  8. Turn left onto Niles Ferry Rd. Go for 2.8 mi.
  9. Turn left onto Povo Rd. Go for 3.2 mi.
  10. Turn left onto Griffith Branch Rd. Go for 2.1 mi.
  11. Turn right onto Ballplay Rd. Go for 1.6 mi.
  12. Turn left onto Fairview Rd. Go for 4.6 mi.
  13. Continue on Fairview Rd. Go for 4.7 mi.
  14. Turn right onto Bank St. Go for 43 ft.
  15. Turn slightly left onto New Providence Rd. Go for 0.2 mi.
  16. Continue on New Providence Rd. Go for 0.8 mi.
  17. Turn left onto New Providence Rd. Go for 0.7 mi.
  18. Turn right onto Mecca Pike (TN-39). Go for 5.0 mi.
  19. Turn left onto Starr Mtn Rd. Go for 2.9 mi.
  20. Continue on Starr Mountain Rd. Go for 8.0 mi.
  21. Turn left toward U S Forest Rd. Go for 0.6 mi.
  22. Continue on U S Forest Rd. Go for 3.8 mi.
  23. Continue on Star Mountain Rd. Go for 1.1 mi.
  24. Turn slightly right onto Star Mountain Rd. Go for 0.9 mi.
  25. Turn right onto Tellico-Reliance Rd (TN-315). Go for 3.5 mi.
  26. Turn left onto Perrys Branch Rd. Go for 0.5 mi.
  27. Continue on Childers Creek Rd. Go for 1.3 mi.
  28. Turn left onto Tellico-Reliance Rd (TN-315). Go for 0.2 mi.
  29. Turn left onto Highway 30 (TN-30). Go for 1.6 mi.
  30. Turn left onto Lost Creek Rd. Go for 11.4 mi.
  31. Turn left toward NF-236. Go for 1.7 mi.
  32. Continue on NF-236. Go for 6.4 mi.
  33. Continue on McFarland Rd. Go for 4.6 mi.
  34. Turn sharp left onto Kimsey Mountain Hwy. Go for 1.1 mi.
  35. Turn slightly left onto Kimsey Mountain Hwy. Go for 2.3 mi.
  36. Turn right onto Highway 68 (TN-68). Go for 4.8 mi.
  37. Take ramp toward US-64 W/US-74 W. Go for 0.2 mi.
  38. Turn left onto Highway 64 (US-64 W/US-74 W). Go for 7.5 mi.
  39. Turn left onto NF-45. Go for 2.9 mi.
  40. Turn left onto U S Forest Rd. Go for 1.5 mi.
  41. Continue on Tumbling Creek Rd. Go for 7.3 mi.
  42. Turn right onto Tumbling Creek Rd. Go for 0.4 mi.
  43. Continue on Tumbling Creek Rd. Go for 1.4 mi.
  44. Turn slightly left onto Tumbling Creek Rd. Go for 0.2 mi.
  45. Continue on NF-22. Go for 1.1 mi.
  46. Turn slightly right onto NF-22. Go for 4.8 mi.
  47. Turn slightly left onto Tumbling Creek Rd. Go for 1.1 mi.
  48. Turn right onto Tumbling Creek Rd. Go for 2.3 mi.
  49. Turn slightly left onto NF-64 (GA-2). Go for 12.6 mi.
  50. Turn left onto W Cow Pen Rd. Go for 1.8 mi.
  51. Keep right onto W Cow Pen Rd. Go for 1.5 mi.
  52. Turn left onto Wilderness Trl. Go for 1.6 mi.
  53. Turn left onto Gates Chapel Rd. Go for 5.4 mi.
  54. Turn left onto Chatsworth Hwy (GA-2/GA-52). Go for 5.1 mi.
  55. Take the 4th exit from Northside Sq roundabout onto River St (GA-2/GA-52). Go for 0.9 mi.
  56. Continue on Highway 52 E (GA-52). Go for 6.8 mi.
  57. Turn left onto Tabor Rd. Go for 1.6 mi.
  58. Turn left onto Rackley Rd. Go for 1.7 mi.
  59. Turn right onto Roy Rd. Go for 0.7 mi.
  60. Turn left onto Roy Rd. Go for 1.6 mi.
  61. Turn slightly left onto Lowman Rd. Go for 0.3 mi.
  62. Turn right onto Lowman Rd. Go for 0.7 mi.
  63. Turn left onto Roy Rd. Go for 1.6 mi.
  64. Turn right onto Doublehead Gap Rd. Go for 10.6 mi.
  65. Turn right onto Morganton Hwy (GA-60). Go for 15.5 mi.
  66. Optional stop at Wildcat BBQ and General Store (7475 GA-60 30572) for supper
  67. Arrive at Two Wheels of Suches.

Two Wheels of Suches

Day Two

This segment starts at Two Wheels of Suches and ends at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, Maryville, TN.

The next morning, we start you off with another warm-up on GA-60, before you reach some dirt fun.   You’ll wind your way along Coopers Creek, Milky Gap, and Duncan Ridge roads before we take you to another Georgia gem HWY180.  You then briefly ride HWY 129 to Helton Creek Road where you’ll enjoy a couple of water crossings.  The challenge doesn’t end there as you are soon back on the twisty pavement heading back to Tennessee on HWY 175 and 64.  Get some gas and food in the little town of Hiawassee, such as The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen or Hawg Wild BBQ and Catfish House.  You return to the challenges soon enough with Rainbow and Wayah roads, winding through lakes and rivers. But we can’t go straight home without seeing the wonders along Tatum Gap Road eventually winding your way to HWY 129 and the dragon.  You are safely back at Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson eating at the Shed and being entertained by one of the many Friday/Saturday concerts.

Note: Drive times rely on road conditions, closures, and speed on dirt roads. Your drive time will vary based on these factors. Due to road closures, the map may be briefly changed, but the turn-by-turn instructions remain accurate.

Two Wheels of Suches (Day 2)

  1. Start at Two Wheels of Suches
  2. Head toward Wolf Pen Gap Rd on State Highway 60 (GA-60). Go for 10.8 mi.
  3. Turn right onto Coopers Creek Rd. Go for 499 ft.
  4. Continue on Coopers Creek Rd. Go for 1.4 mi.
  5. Turn left onto Coopers Creek Rd. Go for 0.2 mi.
  6. Turn slightly right onto Coopers Creek Rd. Go for 1.2 mi.
  7. Turn right onto Coopers Creek Rd. Go for 0.4 mi.
  8. Continue on Mulky Gap Rd. Go for 2.7 mi.
  9. Turn right onto Duncan Ridge Rd. Go for 9.8 mi.
  10. Turn left onto Wolf Pen Gap Rd (GA-180). Go for 3.3 mi.
  11. Turn right onto Gainesville Hwy (US-19/US-129) toward Cleveland. Go for 1.5 mi.
  12. Turn left onto Helton Creek Rd. Go for 0.1 mi.
  13. Continue on Helton Creek Rd. Go for 302 ft.
  14. Turn left onto Helton Creek Rd. Go for 2.7 mi.
  15. Turn left onto Hatchet Creek Rd. Go for 1.3 mi.
  16. Turn left onto Russell Scenic Hwy (GA-348). Go for 2.9 mi.
  17. Turn right onto Russell-Brasstown Nat’l Scenic Bywy (GA-180). Go for 7.7 mi.
  18. Turn left onto Owl Creek Rd. Go for 4.2 mi.
  19. Turn left onto Unicoi Tpke (GA-17/GA-75). Go for 3.5 mi.
  20. Turn left onto Highway 76 E (US-76). Go for 3.2 mi.
  21. Turn right onto Bell Creek Rd (GA-75/GA-175). Go for 3.5 mi.
  22. Continue on Highway 175 (NC-175). Go for 3.3 mi.
  23. Turn left onto Highway 175 (NC-175) toward US-64. Go for 0.9 mi.
  24. Turn right onto Highway 64 E (US-64 E) toward Franklin. Go for 15.9 mi.
  25. Turn left onto Rainbow Springs Rd. Go for 4.9 mi.
  26. Keep right onto Rainbow Springs Rd. Go for 0.3 mi.
  27. Keep right onto Rainbow Springs Rd. Go for 7.1 mi.
  28. Turn left onto Wayah Rd. Go for 5.5 mi.
  29. Turn left onto Junaluska Rd. Go for 12.8 mi.
  30. Continue on Business 19 (US-19-BR). Go for 0.3 mi.
  31. Continue on Main St (US-19-BR). Go for 0.3 mi.
  32. Turn right onto Robbinsville Rd. Go for 0.4 mi.
  33. Continue on Robbinsville Rd. Go for 0.4 mi.
  34. Turn right onto Stewart Rd. Go for 0.3 mi.
  35. Turn left onto Tatham Gap Rd. Go for 0.4 mi.
  36. Turn right onto Tatham Gap Rd. Go for 4.3 mi.
  37. Continue on National Forest Rd. Go for 230 ft.
  38. Turn left. Go for 0.2 mi.
  39. Turn left toward Long Creek Rd. Go for 3.2 mi.
  40. Continue on Long Creek Rd. Go for 2.2 mi.
  41. Turn slightly left onto Long Creek Rd. Go for 0.4 mi.
  42. Turn slightly right onto Snowbird Rd. Go for 0.6 mi.
  43. Turn right onto Junaluska Dr. Go for 213 ft.
  44. Turn left onto Junaluska Dr. Go for 0.3 mi.
  45. Turn left onto S Main St. Go for 0.1 mi.
  46. Continue on N Main St. Go for 0.4 mi.
  47. Turn left onto Tapoco Rd (US-129). Go for 17.4 mi.
  48. Turn left onto Tapoco Rd (US-129). Go for 0.7 mi.
  49. Continue on US-129. Go for 32.1 mi.
  50. Turn right onto US Highway 411 S (US-129 N/US-411 N). Go for 0.4 mi.
  51. Turn left onto Ridgeway Trl. Go for 0.6 mi.
  52. Turn right onto Clover Hill Rd. Go for 1.4 mi.
  53. Turn right onto Morganton Rd. Go for 0.1 mi.
  54. Turn left onto Clendenen Rd. Go for 2.0 mi.
  55. Turn right onto Big Springs Rd. Go for 2.1 mi.
  56. Continue on S Old Glory Rd. Go for 0.6 mi.
  57. Turn right onto W Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321 N). Go for 0.7 mi.
  58. Arrive at Smoky Mountain HD.