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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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  • This drive is so beautiful. It is intense enough to have fun and beautiful enough to enjoy the ride. The NC has been recently resurfaced and it is so nice and smooth. The TN side I was actually embarr...  more »
  • Lots of scenic pull-offs. Plenty of long steep up/down grades. Some turns but nothing like the Dragon. Highest point is 5,000 feet above sea level. If it's rainy, you'll be driving in the clouds.  more »
  • Enjoy multiple photo opportunities and some trailheads for hiking. Travelled from NC to TN on the Skyway. Rainbow Falls along with Bald River Falls were worth the drive alone. Experienced a little off...  more »

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