CHEROHALA SKYWAY LOOP

CHEROHALA SKYWAY LOOP

ROADKILL

PUBLISHED

Maggie Valley, NC

Road type: twists, sweepers, scenic
Distance: 245 miles
Travel time: allow up to 8 hrs.

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From Maggie Valley this is a 245 mile loop (it’s recommended that riders top off their tanks in Cherokee) – which includes the northern end of the Moonshiner 28 which terminates into US 129 (Tail of the Dragon). Riders should plan on taking a short detour to Fontana Dam (restrooms & vending machines are available at the visitor center) before continuing to US 129.
After a stop at Deals Gap and conquering the Dragon riders will continue to Vonore TN – a great place to stop for lunch is the Countryside Restaurant in Vonore – riders will need to top off their tanks again before continuing to the Cherohala Skyway in Tellico Plains TN
The name Cherohala is derived from the names of the two national forests it travels through the Cherokee and Nantahala – the ride wouldn’t be complete without taking a short detour to Bald River Falls.
Riders will need to top off their tanks again in Robbinsville (Skyway Food Mart)

1. MAGGIE VALLEY

MAGGIE VALLEY

3811 U.S. 19, Maggie Valley, NC, United States

Get Directions

Head west on US-19 S/Soco Rd toward Cherokee - Turn left on Casino Trail to US-441 turn left on US-441S continue to US-74 W/Great Smoky Mountains Expy to NC-28 N

Distance: 35 miles
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2. MOONSHINER 28

MOONSHINER 28

North Carolina 28, Nantahala National Forest, Bryson City, NC 28713, USA

Get Directions

Turn right onto Moonshiner 28 N continue to Fontana Dam

Distance: 23 miles
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3. Fontana Dam

Fontana Reservoir - Group Pavilion

NC, United States

Get Directions

From Fontana Dam return to Moonshiner 28 continue to the Tail of the Dragon.

Distance: 12 miles
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4. Tail of the Dragon

Tail of the Dragon

17555 Tapoco Rd, Robbinsville, NC, United States

Get Directions

Turn right to slay the Dragon then continue to TN 72

Distance: 22 miles

Don't forget to get some pics of the Tree of Shame and pick up some souvenirs.
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5. TN 72/411

TN 72

4401 Calderwood Highway, Maryville, TN 37801, USA

Get Directions

Continue on US 129 to TN 72 turn left continue to US-411S turn left and cotinue to the Countryside Restaurant in Vonore TN.

Distance: 36 miles
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6. COUNTRYSIDE RESTAURANT

COUNTRYSIDE RESTAURANT

2021 Hwy 411, Vonore, TN 37885, USA

Get Directions

After lunch turn right on US411 N to the Shell station to top off before heading to the Cherohala Skyway

Distance: 2 miles
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7. Shell

Shell

1015 Hwy 411, Vonore, TN 37885, USA

Get Directions

You will need to top off your tank before heading to the Cherohala Skyway.
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8. TN 360

TN 360

1000 Highway 411, Vonore, TN 37885, USA

Get Directions

Turn right onto TN-360S continue to TN- 165 (Cherohala Skyway)

Distance: 22 miles
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9. Cherohala Skyway

Cherohala Skyway

Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, TN, USA

Get Directions

Turn right on the Cherohala Skyway and continue 4 miles to River Road.
Turn right and continue 6 miles to Bald River Falls

Distance: 10 miles
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10. Bald River Falls

Bald River Falls

River Rd, Tellico Plains, TN, United States

Get Directions

After your visit to Bald River Falls you will back track to the Cherohala Skyway

Distanc: 6 miles

Be sure to take plenty of pictures and video
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11. Turkey Creek Overlook

Turkey Creek Overlook

Cherohala Skyway, Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Plains, TN 37385, USA

Get Directions

Turn right on the Cherohala and continue to the Turkey Creek Overlook to use the facilities if needed.

Distance: 17 miles
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12. Skyway Food Mart

Skyway Food Mart

1037 Tapoca Rd, Robbinsville, NC, United States

Get Directions

When you cross the NC state line the road number will change to NC-143 continue to follow NC-143 to the Skyway Food Mart @ the intersection of US129 where you will need to top off for the return ride to Maggie Valley.

Distance: 36 miles

Maggie Valley
After topping off continue on NC-143 to NC-28 turn right to return to Maggie Valley.

Distance: 73 miles
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13. Dragon Pitt Inn & BBQ

Dragon Pitt Inn & BBQ

4407 Calderwood Hwy, Maryville, TN 37801, United States

Get Directions

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