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Cherohala Skyway, North Carolina Mountains

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Drive , stretching from the mountains of North Carolina into the Tennessee backcountry. The skyway has multiple vistas and overlooks and provides easy vehicular access to various protected and recreational areas. The elevation changes dramatically. You'll find designated picnic areas, hiking trails, and lookout points along the way. Stop by the visitor center and museum before you start your journey to find out the best places to kayak, canoe, camp, and bird-watch. Designed as a scenic highway, this route has few places for cars to pass, so allow one to two hours for the 64.4 km (40 mi) journey. For Cherohala Skyway and beyond, use our Robbinsville itinerary maker to get the most from your Robbinsville vacation.
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  • Just a drive though this route is a great experience. If you have time, stop along the way for a picnic. Also the Joyce Kilmer virgin forest is a notable way station and worth the slight detour.  more »
  • We traveled the Skyway from Robbinsville to Tellico Plains today in our Jeep. The weather was perfect. Almost no traffic, excellent road, sweeping curves and lots of pull offs to stop and enjoy the sp...  more »
  • Visited the Unicoi Crest on the Cherohala Skyway (at the TN/NC border) on October 29, 2016 and attended a star party sponsored by the Smokey Mountain Astronomy Society. There is very little light poll...  more »