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This scenic 36-mile road stretches from the mountains of North Carolina...

This scenic 36-mile road stretches from the mountains of North Carolina into the Tennessee backcountry.

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We traveled the Skyway from Robbinsville to Tellico Plains today in our Jeep. The weather was perfect. Almost no traffic, excellent road, sweeping curves and lots of pull offs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brandon, Florida
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Brandon, Florida
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372 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We traveled the Skyway from Robbinsville to Tellico Plains today in our Jeep. The weather was perfect. Almost no traffic, excellent road, sweeping curves and lots of pull offs to stop and enjoy the spectacular vistas of the mountains. We did stop and had a picnic lunch at one of the areas. Very quiet and peaceful. The views were awesome... More 

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Chattanooga, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Visited the Unicoi Crest on the Cherohala Skyway (at the TN/NC border) on October 29, 2016 and attended a star party sponsored by the Smokey Mountain Astronomy Society. There is very little light pollution there, which helps the views of the night sky. Had the privilege of seeing the heavens made by the Good Lord. Psalm 19:2. Seeing this wondrous... More 

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Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The TN side of the journey from Tellico Plains was lovely, but the NC side (which is higher) was past peak. We did this as a day trip from Pigeon Forge and it was a LONG, LONG day. Bald River Falls, a 6 mile mile side trip, was very pretty.

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Rochelle, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was the 2nd leg of our bike trip. I have never seen colors like what were on display here. Everywhere you turned was another picturesque view. It took a couple of hours to go from Robbinsville to rte 360 but it is WELL worth it. High winding roads thru the tops of the mountains ending up by Bald River... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

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.

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Sevierville, Tennessee, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

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 surrounding area. This road is often near deserted. Numerous scenic overlooks allow for plenty of photo ops. If you are riding the Tail of... More 

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Sharps Chapel, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

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 were many spots that the trees could have been cleared more as they had grown up. Next time it would be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Great ride with spectacular views. Nice summer ride, ii is cool as you cross the mountains. Even better early fall ride, fall foliage scenery can't be beat. Everybody wants to ride the Dragon, and it's ok, but this road is close by the Dragon and it is better hands down for the views, still has some good curves, plus not... More 

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Harriman, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Very beautiful drive in the spring and fall. We read a lot of history and it is very interesting for this area.

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Rome, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The roads here are perfect for riding motorcycles. Whether summer, spring or fall, it is really beautiful. There are many pull offs to check out the mountains.

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