Hanging Dog Baptist Church

Murphy, North Carolina

This ride will take you South through Historic Belltown, with a rest stop in Tellico Plains. Then stop at the Hiwassee Dam. From here, it is a small jaunt to the Murphy’s Mercantile which is the start of the paved part of the famous Joe Brown Hwy. You will stop at Hanging Dog Baptist Church for a photo op and ride into Murphy, NC for lunch at Main Street USA. On the way back you will ride on the world-famous Dragon’s Tail (318 turns in 11 miles) to bring you back to SMH-D.

Segment #1

  1. Start at Smoky Mountain HD
  2. Head east on W Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321). Go for 0.3 mi.
  3. Turn right onto Ross Dr. Go for 0.2 mi.
  4. Turn right onto Big Springs Rd. Go for 1.2 mi.
  5. Turn left onto Big Springs Rd. Go for 2.1 mi.
  6. Turn left onto Clendenen Rd. Go for 2.0 mi.
  7. Turn right onto Morganton Rd. Go for 3.7 mi.
  8. Turn left onto Henry Ln. Go for 1.5 mi.
  9. Turn right onto US Highway 411 S (US-411). Go for 9.0 mi.
  10. Turn left onto Highway 360 (TN-360). Go for 11.8 mi.
  11. Turn slightly right onto Ballplay School Rd. Go for 3.4 mi.
  12. Turn left onto Belltown Rd. Go for 2.1 mi.
  13. Optional stop Cane Creek Baptist Church
  14. Turn right onto Highway 360 (TN-360). Go for 4.4 mi.
  15. Turn right onto Cherohala Skwy (TN-165). Go for 0.4 mi.
  16. Continue on Cherohala Skwy (TN-165-BYP). Go for 0.7 mi.
  17. Optional stop Exxon Tellico
  18. Turn left onto New Highway 68 (TN-68 N) toward Coker Creek. Go for 23.5 mi.
  19. Turn right onto Highway 68 (TN-68). Go for 5.1 mi.
  20. Turn left onto New Stansbury Rd. Go for 0.9 mi.
  21. Continue on New Stansbury Rd. Go for 4.1 mi.
  22. Continue on Wehutty Rd. Go for 4.4 mi.
  23. Turn right onto Candy Mountain Rd. Go for 3.5 mi.
  24. Turn right onto Highway 294 (NC-294). Go for 0.4 mi.
  25. Turn left onto Upper Bear Paw Rd. Go for 2.3 mi.
  26. Turn slightly left onto Lower Bear Paw Rd. Go for 0.5 mi.
  27. Turn slightly left onto Lower Bear Paw Rd. Go for 1.9 mi.
  28. Turn right onto Hiwassee Dam Access Rd. Go for 7.7 mi.
  29. Optional stop Hiwassee Dam
  30. Turn right onto Joe Brown Hwy. Go for 6.0 mi.
  31. Optional stop Murphy’s Mercantile
  32. Turn right onto Joe Brown Hwy. Go for 6.0 mi.
  33. Turn left onto Beaver Dam Rd. Go for 7.4 mi.
  34. Continue on Hanging Dog Rd. Go for 5.4 mi.
  35. Optional stop Hanging Dog Baptist
  36. Turn left onto Joe Brown Hwy. Go for 2.9 mi.
  37. Turn right onto Hiwassee St (US-19-BR). Go for 0.1 mi.
  38. Arrive at Main Street USA.

Segment #2

  1. Head southwest on Hiwassee St (US-19-BR). Go for 0.5 mi.
  2. Turn left onto US-74 E (US-19/US-64/US-74/US-129). Go for 24.5 mi.
  3. Turn left onto US-129 toward Robbinsville/Fontana/Knoxville. Go for 12.0 mi.
  4. Optional stop Shell Robbinsville
  5. Turn left onto N Main St toward NC-143-BR W. Go for 0.4 mi.
  6. Continue on S Main St. Go for 0.1 mi.
  7. Turn right onto Junaluska Dr. Go for 0.3 mi.
  8. Turn right onto Junaluska Dr. Go for 213 ft.
  9. Turn left onto Snowbird Rd. Go for 4.7 mi.
  10. Continue on Santeetlah Rd (NC-143). Go for 4.7 mi.
  11. Turn right onto Joyce Kilmer Rd. Go for 2.3 mi.
  12. Turn right onto Joyce Kilmer Rd. Go for 3.6 mi.
  13. Turn slightly right onto Joyce Kilmer Rd. Go for 1.8 mi.
  14. Turn left onto Santeetlah Dam Rd. Go for 0.6 mi.
  15. Turn left onto Tapoco Rd (US-129). Go for 9.6 mi.
  16. Optional stop Deals Gap
  17. Turn left onto Tapoco Rd (US-129). Go for 0.7 mi.
  18. Continue on US-129. Go for 32.1 mi.
  19. Optional stop Dragon Overlook
  20. Continue on Clover Hill Rd. Go for 0.6 mi.
  21. Turn right onto Hopewell Rd. Go for 1.3 mi.
  22. Turn right onto Morganton Rd. Go for 1.0 mi.
  23. Turn left onto William Blount Dr (TN-335). Go for 1.3 mi.
  24. Turn right onto Big Springs Rd. Go for 0.4 mi.
  25. Continue on S Old Glory Rd. Go for 0.6 mi.
  26. Turn right onto W Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321). Go for 0.7 mi.
  27. Arrive at Smoky Mountain HD.

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