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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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  • 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 »
  • The TN side of the journey from Tellico Plains was lovely, but the NC side (which is higher) was past peak. We did this as a day trip from Pigeon Forge and it was a LONG, LONG day. Bald River Falls, a...  more »
  • This was the 2nd leg of our bike trip. I have never seen colors like what were on display here. Everywhere you turned was another picturesque view. It took a couple of hours to go from Robbinsville to...  more »