Classic Roads: Cherohala Skyway and Tail of the Dragon

Aug 10, 2020 View Comments by

These two classic roads, taken together, offer motorcyclists one of the most challenging days of mountain riding available anywhere. The full 138-mile route starts and ends in Tellico Plains, TN, at the Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center. From there the road rapidly gains altitude on SR 165. At around the halfway point of the 43-mile-long Skyway, […]

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Cherohala Skyway to Reopen Soon

Jan 25, 2013 View Comments by

Known as the “Mile High Legend” the Cherohala Skyway runs 43 miles from Robbinsville, NC to Tellico Plains, TN and offers one of the best rides in the area (which is saying a lot). Unfortunately, on Thursday, January 17, after three days of heavy rain, a 150-foot section of the Skyway near the North Carolina-Tennessee […]

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Cherohala Skyway

Jun 04, 2012 View Comments by

The Cherohala Skyway (U.S. 165) is fast becoming a favorite in motorcycling and sports car circles. The scenic byway, finished in 1996, stretches 51 miles (from the town of Tellico Plains, TN, to the city limits of Robbinsville, NC) and climbs to 5,400 feet. The twists and turns on the Skyway are a road enthusiast’s […]

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