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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  • August 7, 2017
    Did the skyway on my bike the first week of July. Great road! I did it from west to east, leaving in the morning and had no traffic in front of me. A number of cars and bikes were coming from the east...  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    this is one of our favorite rides in this part of the country. It is well maintained and has slow curves and great scenery.  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    We drove the length of the Skyway this week and it was outstanding. While we have made this drive before, it always felt like a Blue Ridge Parkway light experience. This time it was just as good. The ...  more »

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