THE DEVILS TRIANGLE
The Devil's Triangle is located northwest of Knoxville
near the town of Oak Ridge and consists of Routes 116, 330 and
62. The triangle passes Frozen Head State Park and Brushy
Mountain State Prison near Petros, TN. The southwest side of
the triangle on Route 116 has a good series of twists and turns
with changing elevations, which makes it a challenge to ride.
This area starts by Brushy Mountain State Prison and continues
to Fork Mountain. The same is true for the far northeastern
part of Route 116 from just outside Graves Gap to Laurel Grove.
Many people consider this route more dangerous to ride than the
Dragon's Tail due to road conditions, residential areas with
driveways and dogs, and as I said earlier, the big change in
elevations when you are in the twists. To ride heading downhill
in the curves, you need to do the route in a clockwise direction
although there was a report in October 2008 that stated that at
that time there were serious pavement issues with riding that
direction so a counter-clockwise route was suggested. Either
way you decide to ride, I will state that this is no place for
an inexperienced rider! There haven't been as many deaths or
accidents here as on the Dragon, but that is only because this
route is not nearly as well known.
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