CHEROHALA SKYWAY Trip Planning
The Cherohala Skyway is a state-maintained highway. It is a 2-laned road with wide shoulders and 15 scenic overlooks. Along the way you can expect minimum cell phone coverage and limited toilet facilities. There are picnic sites, trailheads for hiking, and a wide variety of traffic types ranging from motor homes to bicycles. Some grades are as steep as 9% along the skyway. The trip across the skyway takes about 2 hours. It is approximately 25 miles long in Tennessee and 19 miles long in North Carolina. Food and fuel stations are available in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, and in Robbinsville, North Carolina.
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When you get to the Cherohala Skyway, stop in at the Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center located on Highway 165, in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, or the Graham County Visitor Center in Robbinsville, North Carolina, to pick up brochures and maps or talk to the friendly people about your time on the Skyway. They can help you plan your trip, find good restaurants, locate a waterfall to enjoy, reserve a campsite (1-877-444-6777), or any other special need you may have.
The Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center is open Mon. - Sat. from 9 AM to 5 PM and on Sun. from 1 PM to 5 PM.
Enjoy your time on the Cherohala Skyway and come back regularly to visit.
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