For the first 5 years of hosting this site, I set up a survey on which way people preferred to ride the Trail. The results are as follows:
60% Counter Clockwise
22% No Preference
*Please note – the never argued, absolutely, guaranteed, correct way to enjoy the trail is to travel both ways.
Richard Perry’s beautiful Goldwing Illustrating where to pull over on your Counter Clockwise journey. There is an unsigned pulloff shown here, where you can see the cut of the road on Cape Smokey. Bikes wait here for about 3 minutes of no traffic! Then, when a car comes along behind you, pull out and have an unobstructed climb!
And, like a good biker, Richard rode Clock Wise too! You wouldn’t see this view travelling Counter Clock Wise. Kinda looks like a speeding ticket waiting to happen!