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Amazing Views. It is definitely worth the drive. We stopped at Indian Boundary Campground which... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
johnzorio
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Maryville, Tennessee
Pretty views

We enjoyed this drive, but honestly, we enjoyed the Blue Ridge Parkway much more. There are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
drivinexplorer
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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This scenic 36-mile road stretches from the mountains of North Carolina into the Tennessee backcountry.
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“the dragon” (99 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing Views. It is definitely worth the drive. We stopped at Indian Boundary Campground which was a fun place to spend the day.

Thank johnzorio
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this drive, but honestly, we enjoyed the Blue Ridge Parkway much more. There are motorcycles driving VERY fast, and that made it less enjoyable for me. Plus this road is not nearly as well-maintained as the parkway (of course, because it's not a...More

Thank drivinexplorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The road in NC is great. Smooth as glass. When it enters into Georgia, not so much. But still a great ride. Well worth the trip and views are great

Thank Larryvon1981
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in the area for four days. It was so enjoyable did this ride twice. This was recommended by the front desk clerk of my hotel as a way to get back to the area after doing the Tail of the Dragon. I am...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

This drive is so beautiful. It is intense enough to have fun and beautiful enough to enjoy the ride. The NC has been recently resurfaced and it is so nice and smooth. The TN side I was actually embarrassed by. Still a beautiful drive, tons...More

Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Lots of scenic pull-offs. Plenty of long steep up/down grades. Some turns but nothing like the Dragon. Highest point is 5,000 feet above sea level. If it's rainy, you'll be driving in the clouds.

1  Thank MadDogBiker
Reviewed May 14, 2017

Enjoy multiple photo opportunities and some trailheads for hiking. Travelled from NC to TN on the Skyway. Rainbow Falls along with Bald River Falls were worth the drive alone. Experienced a little off road past Bald River Falls.

Thank DonPhyllis
Reviewed April 24, 2017

This is presented as a drive in the clouds and they are not far off the mark. What a beautiful drive! You can start in Tennessee and end in North Carolina, or start in North Carolina and end in Tennessee. It is hard not to...More

1  Thank Showme_10
Reviewed April 17, 2017

We rode up for the day on our motorcycles and it was a full but easy trip from Atlanta. It's a beautiful ride/drive on the skyway with plenty of areas to pull over. My best advice? Skip lunch at a restaurant and take a picnic....More

1  Thank poundsterling
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Planned and built as a "Scenic Byway" which first opened in 1996, the Cherohala Skyway connects the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests. Popular with motor cyclists and sports car enthusiasts (we were in our M-3), with lots of great views and very little evidence of...More

1  Thank Stan T
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Debbie H
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Response from Heidi M | Reviewed this property |
There's lots of places to stay, finding beer is a lot harder to find, I would bring my own.
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rabbott5
The question is wide open. How much time do you have? What do you want to see? How many miles a day do you want to ride? There are so many great roads in the region, it depends on what you want to do. There are several websites that have information on the region. I ride from Illinois to the "Tail of the Dragon" area once a year. I find something new every time. I'm 57 years young and find the entire area fantastic. On every trip, besides the computer preplan, I carry two sets of maps. Butler and America Rides Maps. Butler is by far one of the best maps for motorcyclist. In the region you are asking about, America Rides Maps has a group of maps that covers the region. No best route, until you know the mission. ENJOY! While in the Cherokee area if you have time, stop at Wheels Through Time Museum.
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Response from Kathleen M | Reviewed this property |
I don't really see a 'question' per se here, but I actually live right above the motorcycle resort. We even have friends from England, France and Brussels that travel here and say it is the most beautiful place in all the... More
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