Cherohala Skyway - By Guest

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By Guest (2 McR Points) on Mar 27, 2013

Creator : Smoky RT
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring


I live 30 minutes from the Dragon. I ride it, to get to the Cherohala because the Cherohala is far more fun than the Dragon. I ride it year round, several times a year, even in the snow on New Year's Day every year! Some statements below are not accurate. It is 18 miles from the end of the dragon to the beginning of Cherohala. A shortcut through Joyce Kilmer forest avoids Robbinsville and makes it about 10 miles between the two great roads. the Fugitive movie was filmed in Swain county, not Graham county. It was filmed at the Cheoha Dam at the end of the Dragon, right near Deal's Gap. There are a couple motels in Tellico Plains, but lodging is easier to find in Robbinsville. However, I would suggest staying in Townsend, TN and then ride a triangle. Foothills Parkway to Dragon, to Cherohala to TN hwy 360, back to 411 back to 129, ride along the lake, back over the Foothills and back to Townsend. I ride that route in about 3 1/2 hours all the time.

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