The State of Kentucky recognizes a good touring road when they see one. In 2016 the state officially named Highway 192 The Rattlesnake in the hopes of attracting motorcyclists and sports cars drivers to help local tourism. Located just north of the Tennessee border and west of I75, the Rattlesnake winds through the foothills of Daniel Boone National Forest from London to Somerset Kentucky. The road has excellent pavement and sports 150 turns in 12 miles. Not quite the Tail of the Dragon, but good enough to make a pass or two.
The road officially runs from Hwy 192 and 1193 west to Buck Creek. But the next three miles have some great curves too. So plan to make the run all the way to Somerset. And be sure to stop at the Souvenir Shack at Brake on the Snake for some souvenirs. Local officials are eager for tourism on the Rattlesnake and will welcome all.