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Cherohala Skyway, North Carolina Mountains

Categories: Scenic Drives, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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4.8/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • Most people come to this area to drive the Tail of the Dragon. While that's a lot of fun, I think the Cherohala Skyway is a much nicer ride. 
  • I could ride the Cherohala Skyway e every day. It is almost 60miles end to end, of sweeping corners. Much of the road runs up the spine of the mountain range, allowing incredible views of the surround...  read more »
  • This was our first time driving this so we looked at it as an overview as we did not know what to expect. We just drove through, stopping for a picnic dinner. There were numerous nice views but there ...  read more »
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