Highlands Loop Motorcycle Ride Professional Review and Guide
"To get from Abingdon to Marion, VA, you have two choices. The first choice is to ride the super-slab I-81 26 miles north. The scenery is dull, and the absence of fun curves will give your rear tire a flat spot. The second choice is this ride. You’ll get to Marion, but along the 86 miles you’ll ride the best twisty and curvy roads in southern Virginia.
Included with the second choice is a tour through the Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area, several restaurants, the Virginia Creeper Trail, Grayson-Highlands State Park, and a chance to boast that you’ve traversed Hurricane Ridge on your bike! Points of interest: The Virginia Creeper Trail, town of Damascus, view of Mt. Rogers (at 5,729 ft., the highest mountain in Virginia), Grayson-Highlands State Park, Hurricane Ridge."