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. Plan my North Carolina Mountains trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • A great scenic drive with many scenic overlooks over beautiful NC mountains and valleys. Expect to take two to three hours to complete this parkway drive that ends in Robbinsville. Expect moderate tra...  more »
  • Simply beautiful drive !! Started in Tellico Plains, Tn and drive the skyway. Went to Bald River Falls which is 6 miles off the skyway but very much worth the little side trip. Didn’t drive the full 4...  more »
  • The skyway is a wonderful mountain drive but the trees on shoulder of road block most of the views. The only real views of vistas are from the designated pullovers  more »
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