Diamondback226 tour

Located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near mile post 334, only 50 miles north of Asheville, and 44 miles south of Boone, North Carolina

The Diamondback is another great challenge to add to your tour list. This 38 mile diamond shaped loop includes NC 226A, US 221, Toms Creek Road, NC 80 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Fun for motorcycles and sportscars. And getting here via the Blue Ridge Parkway is just an added bonus. One of the Tail of the Dragon’s favorite rides !!

Latest News

DIAMONDBACK UPDATE: NC DOT repaved 226A in 2014.

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History of Diamondback226

In 1909 at the top of Grassy Mountain North Carolina, Supreme Court Justice Heriot Clarkson established the “Switzerland Company” on 1,100 acres. He made the rules and they included no alcohol and one house per lot. Plenty has changed in a century.