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Cherohala Skyway

40 miles of large sweeping curves and great views
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This route is located in southeast Tennessee (end point A) and southwest North Carolina (end point B). The A-point is at the Cheroahala Skyway Visitor Center (The intermediate waypoints have no special meaning - they are just helping to show the route on the main map).

The Cherohala Skyway is a wide, paved 2-laned road that connects Tellico Plains in Tennessee with Robbinsville in North Carolina. The road is about 40 miles long and it has been designated a National Scenic Byway. The elevations range from 900 feet above sea level at the Tellico River in Tennessee to over 5400 feet above sea level at the Tennessee-North Carolina state line at Haw Knob. The high altitude offers a welcome cool down from the heat of the summer.

Please note that there are motorcycle friendly businesses at both ends but there are no facilities other than restrooms for the entire 40 miles.

WARNING: Mile marker 10 on North Carolina side when riding from west to east. There is a dangerous tightening corner that often makes riders misjudge it. Locals usually mark the entrance to the curve by painting SLO or SLOW on the roadway. Please comment if this is not accurate or the situation changes.

The Cherohala Skyway was number nine on the 'Top 10 Motorcycle Rides in North America' list on www.discovery.com. I know that some people think it doesn't belong on that list but surely it tells something about the route.

More info on www.cherohala.org (Open in a new window.)

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Published :  26/06/2015 (d/m/y) 07:36

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