Maple Springs Overlook

Maple Springs Overlook - Ride The Smokies

Maple Springs Overlook

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174.4 miles – 5 hr & 13 min ride time

  • This ride will take you South through the Tail of the Dragon both going and coming back to SMH-D. You will go to the Maple Springs Overlook and then to ┬áLynn’s Place in Robbinsville for lunch. As you can see by the time compared to the miles, this is a fun ride.
  • 1st leg, Maple Springs Overlook 1, you will ride to Deals Gap through the Tail of the Dragon (318 turns in 11 miles.) Remember, this is just another road and don’t cut the corners.
  • 43 miles
  • 1 hr 18 min ride time
  • 2nd leg, Maple Springs Overlook 2, to the Maple Springs Overlook. Walk down the board walk to see some of the roads you just rode on!
  • 34.9 miles
  • 1 hr 7 min of ride time
  • 3rd leg, Maple Springs Overlook 3, lunch at Lynn’s Place in Robbinsville, NC. This is one of the good places that everyone looks for.
  • 18.5 miles
  • 34 min ride time
  • 4th leg, Maple Springs Overlook 4, you may not be empty but why chance it and the fuel is cheaper here than in Deals Gap
  • 0.6 miles
  • 2 min ride time
  • 5th leg, Maple Springs Overlook 5, this is where the Appalachian Trail comes through. Get your camera ready…
  • 17.7 miles
  • 31 min of ride time
  • 6th leg, Maple Springs Overlook 6, back to Deals Gap for more pictures or to tell everyone you meet what a good ride you are on.
  • 20.5 miles
  • 30 min ride time
  • 7th leg, Maple Springs Overlook 7, this is the second time to ride the Tail of the Dragon today on your way back to SMH-D. Remember that it is like a different road going the other way.
  • 39.2 miles
  • 1 hr 11 min ride time