The Tail of the Dragon is on US Highway 129 where it meets North Carolina State Road 28, just south of the Tennessee and North Carolina State line, 18 miles north of Robbinsville, NC.
GPS Coordinates: N 35.46686 W 83.92001
From the North: From I-81 merge onto I-40 West towards Knoxville, TN. OR From I-75 head south, and exit at I-275 south towards Knoxville, TN. Merge onto I-40 West and stay in the left lane of the two lane exit. This will put you in the correct lane for your exit. Once you approach Knoxville, TN look for exit number 386B, marked "US 129 / Smoky Mountains". Follow US 129 south for approximately 54 miles. Watch for the US129 signs. Always follow signs for US129. It will turn at a few intersections where the main road continues straight, so you will miss it if you are not paying attention! As you approach North Carolina, you will ride the Dragon, and it's 318 curves in 11 miles, and then you will see the state line and the "Welcome to North Carolina" sign. We are on the left once you enter North Carolina.
From the South: From the Atlanta area take I-575 north until it ends and merges into the 515. Follow the 515 north. From the 515 take the 60 North/East towards Murphy. At this point the road will have merged with US highway 129. Stay on US 129 North. We are located 18 miles north of Robbinsville, NC.
From the East: Follow I-40 from Asheville to exit 27 marked "Waynesville / 74". Stay on 74 west until you see the signs for North Carolina state road 28. Exit right onto 28 North. This roads ends in our parking lot.
From the West: Take I-40 to Knoxville, look for exit 386B and follow the directions above in "From the North."