RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Rattler (NC-209)

Oct 09, 2019 View Comments by

  This may not be the longest bucket road in America, but it is technically challenging and highly scenic, and who says you only have to ride The Rattler just once? Zooming along this undulating ribbon of blacktop is a real hoot and it will become immediately obvious why it’s named after a serpent. Have […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: NC Hwy 209, “The Rattler”

Aug 09, 2013 View Comments by

Traveling through the Pisgah National Forest and over the Great Smoky Mountains, NC Highway 209 twists and turns like an enraged rattlesnake! It’s one of western North Carolina’s most demanding rides. Scenery: Sweeping mountain scenery, but don’t let your eyes stray from the road for too long. Curves: I didn’t personally count them, but it’s […]

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