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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.

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.

This Autumn #yournaturaldestination is celebrating 25 years since the dedication/opening of the scenic Cherohala Skyway. Perfect for Sunday drives and experiencing the magic of fall.

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Have you driven the Cherohala skyway with snow?? Light dusting happened last night.

Original post by @incognevo
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If you're like me and love layers of endless blues and greens then I'd say the Blue Ridge Mountains are for you!
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My goal was to ride a #streetglide at some point this year. I had the chance to ride one and cruise through the #smokymountains on it: #Cherohala, #TheDragon and #FoothillsParkway. Pretty dang proud of myself and the confidence it built.

What is your next riding goal?! I’m hoping to finish a 48 states/10 days challenge next season. #eaglerider #harelydavidson #makeshifthappen
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Have you experienced the Cherohala skyway after a snow?
Original post by @dragnwgn

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Me, Versys, virus: My motorcycle trip in the time of corona (🔗 Link to Article in Bio)

Bucket list items and family time on a last tour of fall.

"You deserve some rest," Spurgeon said. His suggestion? Just take this motorcycle you’ve never ridden before to these locations you’ve never been before (known for treacherous curves and cliffs) during the biggest pandemic and bout of social and political unrest in recent history.

When he pitched the idea to me, my eyes crossed for a brief moment. But, never being one to consider reason of any kind, I pulled some gear from the RevZilla closet and two days later I kicked off a very memorable motorcycle trip.

Wait, let’s back up a bit... (📖 READ MORE via Link in Bio)

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