Murphy’s Mercantile

Murphy, NC

This ride will take you South to Tellico Plains, Mudhole, Rafter, over the Hiwassee Dam, Murphy’s Mercantile, Hanging Dog Baptist Church, through Murphy, NC, through the Dragon and back to Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson in Maryville, TN. Depending on what time you start this adventure, there are a number of places to eat along the way or pack a lunch and eat out in front of Murphy’s Mercantile.

1  you will ride to Tellico Plains for a recycling stop. Part of this leg will take you back in time.
43.4 miles
1 hr 14 min ride time
 
2 to the Mudhole Community Center, being a community-building, make sure you are careful parking. Make sure you get some pictures so you have proof for your friends.
3.5 miles
9 min of ride time
 
3 to Rafter Volunteer Fire Dept. The road does continue but runs out of blacktop not too far from here.
5.8 miles
10 min ride time
 
4 to Fingerboard Rd. You will pass a waterfall on this route so be ready to make some unscheduled stops.
20.2 miles
48 min ride time
 
5 to the Murphy’s Mercantile at the beginning of the paved part of Joe Brown Hwy.
31.4 miles
51 min of ride time
 
6 the next stop is the Hanging Dog Baptist Church for another photo op
15.3 miles
33 min ride time
 
7 by this time it is a good idea to top off the tank at the Citgo in Andrews, NC
24.4 miles
37 min of ride time
 
8  you can not ride through the Dragon without stopping at this overlook and get some pictures
46 miles
1 hr 5 min of ride time
 
9 on this last leg, you ride back to SMH-D
29.5 miles
48 min ride time