We have driven this road several times in a 29 ft Safari Trek, 454 gas engine, not towing. There are some twisty bits, and some climbs, but nothing too bad. Actually we may take this route to Asheville in the fall as a bypass to part of I-40. There are some truck passing lanes and, if I am holding up traffic, I try to find a spot to pull over and let them pass.
The campground is OK; mostly dirt and sand; next to the river. Kinda pricy if I remember correctly. Also, a nice restaurant within walking distance. Good craft beer.
Originally Posted by davismills
I've never traveled this stretch of road. Any steep grades anyone experience? I'm going up for a wedding in September and was just curious about any potential "white knuckling".