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Cherohala Skyway

43-mile National Scenic Byway from Tellico Plains, Tennessee, to Robbinsville

Looking for ridge after ridge of forested mountainside with sweeping mountain views as far as the eyes can see; abundant and unobstructed scenic overlooks around every corner; world class hiking trails, refreshing waterfalls and scenic overlooks; a road featured as one of Discovery Channel’s Top 10 Motorcycle Rides in North America Some call it the “best kept secret.” We call it The Cherohala Skyway – experience it for yourself.

The Cherohala Skyway was completed in the fall of 1996 after planning and construction for some thirty-four years. It was North Carolina’s most expensive scenic highway carrying a price tag of $100,000,000. It winds up and over 5,400 foot mountains for 18 miles in North Carolina and descends another 23 miles into the deeply forested back country of Tennessee. The road crosses through the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests thus the name “Chero…hala”. The Skyway is becoming well known in motorcycling and sportscar circles for it’s long, sweeping corners, scenic views and cool summer breezes.

This road enthusiast’s dream connects Robbinsville, North Carolina with Tellico Plains, Tennessee. It can be desolate at night and extremely dangerous in the winter months. There are no facilities other than a couple of restrooms for the entire 41 miles so make sure you have enough gas to make the crossing. There is little evidence of civilization from views that rival or surpass any from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Cherohala Skyway Gifts

Find your swag for all the great roads including Cherohala Skwyay, Tail of the Dragon, Moonshiner 28, Devils Triangle, Six Gap, Diamondback and more. 

Summer Weather Forecasting

Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, and Moonshiner 28 summer weather: It is typical throughout the summer months for the weather reports in the mountains of western North Carolina to call for 60% chance of thunderstorms. What this really means is there will POSSIBLY be an afternoon shower. These scattered cells are small and short lived. They occur in the period of 2 pm to 4 pm and then the sun returns quickly drying the roads. There is no need to cancel your trip here because the weather says 60% chance of thunderstorms. Many days we don't even see any rain when its predicted.

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“Sometimes things can’t always be the way we would like them to be. Everything in life can’t always fall into place. Things are constantly changing around us. We face many hardships in our life. But a lot of times we come out stronger and lessons are learned from them.
There are times when we can’t take life too seriously. We are never guaranteed a tomorrow and time goes by so fast. We have to try to make the good times count. We need to make as many good memories as we can while we can. We will have troubles, but most of the time we get past them. There will undoubtedly be more, but we usually rise above them and become better for it.
Make every day count. Tell people you love that you love them. Get out and away from your troubles and do something you enjoy every once in awhile. Smile and laugh a lot. It’s good for the soul. Stay positive and be around positive people. Life is just too short to wallow in our problems. We only have one life here, and we need to make the best of it as best as we can.”
~Carol Guajardo
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Merry Christmas to all my Instagram friends and their families! This shot is from a sunrise hike last month in North Carolina. #merrychristmas #huckleberryknob #northcarolina #cherohalaskyway ...

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