Written Directions: From Mountain City, TN, take Hwy 421 North through the Cherokee Nat'l Forest, Shady Valley, TN, and on to Holston Valley, TN. As a short side trip, take TN 133 North 10 miles to see Backbone Rock. Scenery: This route takes you from Mountain City, TN to Holston Valley riding through the Cherokee National Forest. Riding through mountains and valleys with great vistas and ending with a view of South Holston Lake. Road Quality: "The Snake" is said to have 489 curves, 3 mountains, and 1 valley packed into 33 miles.
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