Cherohala Skyway - Tennessee

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Cherohala Skyway - Tennessee

Tennessee

(423) 253-8010

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Overview

The Skyway offers the cultural heritage of the Cherokee tribe and early settlers in a grand forest environment in the Appalachian Mountains. Enjoy mile-high vistas and brilliant fall foliage, as well as great hiking opportunities and picnic spots in magnificent and seldom seen portions of the southern Appalachian National Forests.

Map of Cherohala Skyway - Tennessee

Latitude, Longitude: 35.336133, -83.909798

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Activities

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    The area surrounding Monroe County, Tennessee and the Cherokee National Forest is some of the world's best riding. There are breath-taking views around every curve!

  • Camping

    Camping is available. Please contact the park for rates.

Directions

Driving

From Asheville, NC to Cherohala Skyway: Follow US 74 west for approximately 70 miles, and then turn north onto US 129. Take US 129 to Robbinsville, NC. Merge onto NC-143. Follow NC-143 for 12 miles to the beginning of the Cherohala Skyway at Santeetlah Gap.

From Knoxville, TN to Cherohala Skyway: Take I-75 southwest to Sweetwater. Get on TN-68 and go southwest to Tellico Plains. Take TN-165 through Tellico Plains to where the byway begins.

From Chattanooga, TN to Cherohala Skyway: Take I-24 east to I-75. Follow I-75 northeast to Sweetwater. Get on TN-68 and go southeast to Tellico Plains. Take TN-165 through Tellico Plains to where the byway begins.

Scenic drive from I-75, Cleveland Exit #20

Take Cleveland Exit #20 from I-75 and follow Hwy. 64 E along the Ocoee River and the Ocoee Scenic Byway to Copperhill. Take Hwy. 68 N through Coker Creek and on to Tellico Plains

Phone Numbers

Primary

(423) 253-8010

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