Beautiful ride. Take the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville and follow that until you see the exit for US 276 south towards Brevard.
276 is amazing.
Stay in 2nd gear and enjoy the tight turns and switchbacks.
Once you get into Brevard there's a few places to stop, and I would encourage you to since you'll want to relieve the route.
- Phil Ustaszewski (11/14/11)
Rode 276 from Waynesville to Brevard on 9/29 and 9/30, 2011 as part of the Triangle ride.
Midweek found it deserted both days so I could stretch my baggers legs a little without the cages in the way.
Has some good twisties and high elevations to climb with great views.
I have always loved hiking Pisgah forest and the section towards Brevard has some nice stretches with sweepers beside the creek.
In the high sections the road is OK and has been patched well enough to enjoy the switchbacks, but watch out for wild turkeys, nearly hit some both days.
The lower sections in Pisgah and near Waynesville are in great shape.
The speed limit is only 35mph for a ways so watch your speed and NCHP.
- Mikey, FLHR, Cedar Grove, NC (10/8/11)
This route goes through the Pisgah National Forest, which has several spots to stop and take in the view.
The Blue Ridge Motorcycle Camp Ground has excellent camping, no cages are allowed, bikes only.
- Rider from Lattimore, NC (1/7/11)
I really enjoyed my ride on this from SC11 up to East Fork Road (Ceasarís Head State Park) this June.
I did the upper section from US 64 up to US 215 intersection in April and it was in rough shape.
Itís a gorgeous area, but from BRP north it was pretty eat up from this winterís snow.
Many things to stop and see and lots of folks doing just that, so keep your eyes open for that.
- Trip Rodgers (6/30/10)
The road from the North Carolina/South Carolina line northward has recently  been paved to at least Brevard.
Brevard to Waynesville.
Loved the ride. One of my favorites in North Carolina.
- Rider from Charlotte, North Carolina (10/26/06)
This road is twisty and scenic.
Several switchbacks, lots of turns and beautiful scenery through Ceasar's Head State Park, Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock, Pisgah National Forest and some nice little towns.
We rode this route on our way back to Charleston, South Carolina from Deal's Gap (a.k.a. the "Dragon") in October 2006 and this road rivals any road in the Deal's Gap area.
Watch for one or two rough spots in the turns on the asphalt, but for the most part the road is well maintained.
I'd give this route an 8 out of 10.
- Rider from South Carolina (10/15/06)
Fantastic ride with twisting roads and elevation.
Motorcycle campground just north of Blue Ridge Parkway.
- David Mytinger