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The Head of the Dragon Loop is a stunning ride located in Southern West Virginia.  


The Head of the Dragon Loop supplies a constant stream of curves and switchbacks along the entire route.  This part of the country is extremely mountainous so the roads and streams are constantly zigging and zagging back and forth between the different hills and peaks.


If you want to experience the natural beauty of West Virginia as well as some amazing roads, be sure to check out the Head of the Dragon!

Motorcycle Rides, West Virginia, Iaeger, Big Sandy, Roderfield, Welsh, Kimball, Avondale, Northfork, Kyle, Bishop, Newhall, Cucumber, War, Bradshaw

Location:  Southern West Virginia

Approximate Mileage:  95  miles

Estimated Riding Time:  2.75   Hours 

Surface:  Paved



Head of the Dragon, Coal Heritage Road, Wilmore Dam, Mountaineer Highway, Bradshaw Low Water Bridge, Skygusty Highway, Elkhorn Mountain Highway, Peerless Coal Company Store, Kimball War Memorial, McDowell Co. Historical Marker,

Head of the Dragon Loop

  • If you are riding with a group, we ask that every person using our route for navigation purchase their own copy.


    In order to encourage this, we are happy to offer a discount for group purchases. Please contact us after purchasing 1 item at full price, and we will set up a coupon code that will give everyone in your group 50% off of the same item.

  • Our digital routes are designed to operate in most GPS devices.  In addition to GPSs, our routes should work with several smartphone apps.  They will NOT work on Google Maps or Apple Maps.


    If you plan on using a smartphone app, we recommend the REVER app.  REVER will work with both Android and iOS and in addition to navigation it has many other great features.


    For best results in REVER, download the route to your computer first, then import into your smartphone.  Turn by turn may not work, so we recommend that you utilize the "Follow the Line" option. 


    You can get 20% off your first year’s subscription to REVER by following THIS LINK.

    AND using this coupon code at checkout:  Driftlessforless.


    By using this link and coupon code a portion of your subscription fee will go to support Driftless Roads USA.



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