Cherohala Skyway

National Scenic BywayNorth Carolina, Tennessee

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  • Driving the Skyway

    The Cherohala Skyway winds through autumn-touched trees.

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  • Fiery Sky over Tellico River

    A misty sunrise paints the sky in mysterious, fiery colors over Tellico River at Tellico Beach.

  • Driving in the Clouds

    The reds and golds of a sunset create shadows across the hills and clouds of the Skyway.

  • A Stretch of Leafless Trees on the Cherohala Skyway

    Early winter strips the trees of their leaves along this stretch of the Skyway.

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  • Blue Sky on the Skyway

    The sunlight lends a golden glow to the winter touched trees of the Skyway.

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  • Waiting for Spring

    Drive the Cherohala Skyway in the winter to get a different perspective of the Byway.

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  • Roadsign Beginning the Cherohala Skyway in North Carolina

    A North Carolina Scenic Byway sign indicates the start of the Cherohala Skyway at the border of Tennessee and North Carolina.

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  • Overlooking the Valley

    An overlook allows travelers to stop at the border of Tennessee and North Carolina to view the valley below.

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  • Winter Sunset at the Border Overlook

    A winter sunset turns the sky golden at the Tennessee/ North Carolina border overlook.

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  • Silhouetted Overlook

    Clouds silhouette tree branches at an overlook on the Cherohala Skyway in Tennessee.

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  • Rest Stop on the Cherohala Skyway

    As you stop and take a break on the Skyway, take in the provided view.

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  • Sunset on the Cherohala Skyway

    Deep hues of plum dissolve into brilliant pinks and orange in this sunset on the Cherohala Skyway.

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  • Sunset on the Cherohala Skyway

    Deep hues of plum dissolve into brilliant pinks and orange in this sunset on the Cherohala Skyway.

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  • Beech Gap on the Cherohala Skyway

    A sign for Beech Gap marks the border between Tennessee and North Carolina.

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  • Skyscape over Autumn Colors on the Cherohala Skyway

    Fall color tints the forests through which the Cherohala Skyway travels under a sky streaked with clouds and contrails.

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  • White Trillium in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

    Large-flowered trilliums are just one of the myriad of wildflowers in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest.

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  • Looking Up in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

    This photo presents an unique perspective, looking up one of the magnificent, ancient trees in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest.

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  • Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness

    Mossy rocks and abundant water characterize the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness.

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  • An Overlook on the Cherohala Skyway

    Stop and stretch at one of the overlooks on the Cherohala Skyway in North Carolina.

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  • An Island Amid the Ocean of Clouds on the Cherohala Skyway

    Clouds and mountains create a scenic sunset on the Cherohala Skyway near the NC/TN border.

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  • A Riot of Autumnal Color

    The mountains around the Cherohala Skyway are covered with color every fall.

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  • Driving Through the Trees

    The Cherohala Skyway in Tennesse in the early winter is lined with the feathery browns and grays of trees.

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  • Rose-Hued Clouds Along the Cherohala Skyway

    Pastel-colored clouds create a backdrop for trees on the Cherohala Skyway.

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  • Overlooking the Skyway

    Red branches frame winter mountains of the Cherohala Skyway in Tennessee.

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  • Striking Fall Colors on the Cherohala Skyway

    Fall leaves color the Cherohala Skyway during the fall in North Carolina.

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  • Spring on the Cherohala Skyway

    Green carpets the mountains each spring on the Cherohala Skyway in North Carolina.

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  • Islands in the Clouds

    Low clouds create islands out of mountains on the Cherohala Skyway.

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  • Late Afternoon on the Skyway

    A bend in the road on the Cherohala Skyway in Tennessee gives a hint of sunlight.

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  • Tree-lined Road of the Cherohala

    The Cherohala Skyway winds through beautiful mountains and trees.

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  • Information with Scenic Vistas

    Information about the Skyway is not without its scenic overlooks.

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  • Overlooking the Cherohala Skyway

    Clouds roll in over the view from an overlook on the Cherohala Skyway.

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  • Bald River Colors

    The waters of Bald River Falls cascade amongst vivid fall colors.

  • Winter on the Cherohala Skyway

    Winter creates a different look on the Cherohala Skyway in North Carolina.

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  • A Scenic Stop on the Cherohala Skyway

    Stop and explore the Cherohala Skyway in North Carolina.

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  • A Sunlit Scene from the Skyway

    Sunlight and clouds create a bright background for leafless trees on the Cherohala Skyway in Tennessee.

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  • Clouds in the Mountains

    A car winds along the cloud-blanketed Cherohala Skyway in Tennessee.

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  • Winter Morning on the Cherohala Skyway

    Clouds gather in puffy streams along the ridges of mountains bare in a cold winter morning.

  • Stonework Railings

    Park at one of the overlooks on the Cherohala Skyway and admire the rugged stonework parapet.

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  • Winter on the Cherohala Skyway

    Low clouds blanket the mountains on the Cherohala Skyway in February.

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  • Winter on the Cherohala Skyway

    Barren trees line a bend in the road along the Cherohala Skyway in Tennessee.

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  • Overlooking the Cherohala Skyway

    Barren trees in the creeping mist create dramatic views of the forest.

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  • The Grays and Browns of Winter

    Winter creates a different look on the Skyway in Tennessee.

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  • Sunlight Beyond the Bend

    A bend in the road on the Cherohala Skyway in Tennessee leads to even greater views.

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