Cherohala Skyway

HARD 7 reviews
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Cherohala Skyway is a 41.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Robbinsville, North Carolina that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, road biking, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

41.2 miles
7,237 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving


scenic driving
24 days ago

We have driven this numerous times on motorcycle and car. Beautiful.

scenic driving
2 months ago

Breathtaking views along this scenic drive. My husband and I did it all the way through and thoroughly enjoyed it!

scenic driving
7 months ago

Excellent summer afternoon drive when it’s too hot/humid out to get on a trail. Only issue is when you get caught up near a group of motorcyclists it makes it difficult to get into any of the scenic overlooks.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Great drive. Well maintained, clean, natural. Many places to pull off for picnicking, hiking, or just to enjoy the view.

scenic driving
Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Cherohala has similarities to the Blue Ridge Parkway, though it is shorter and an up-and-down across the Unicoi Crest. But it is a great stretch of drive that puts you in the mountains with great views, numerous trailheads, picnic tables, and all the spectacular seasonal scenery. It is not as crowded as either the BRP or the GSMNP. Often there are lots of motorcyclists which one would expect on this type of road, but I've also had days where there were very few people at all. A nice get-away to some great destinations.

scenic driving
Friday, October 30, 2015

Beautiful drive with lots of interesting stops.

scenic driving
Friday, September 03, 2010

Way off the beaten path. Great scenery, but not as good as the Blue Ridge Parkway.