Cherohala Skyway Map (Printable Map (pdf))|
This map covers the entire 41 mile long Cherohala Skyway in both Tennessee and North Carolina. There are no commercial enterprises along the entire route. Make sure you have enough fuel. The road can be impassible in the winter even for vehicles specially equipped for deep snow and icy roadways. Under severe conditions the road may be closed, but for the most part it remains open year round. Cell phone service is marginal at best. Emergency responders may be 30 minutes in arriving at accident scenes. The injured are usually flown out with costs exceeding $15,000. It is another 30 minutes to get to the ER. This is not a place to need help.
Graham County Waterfalls (Printable Map (pdf))|
This map shows the location of Graham County, NC Waterfalls. The GREEN DOTS indicate easy access where falls can be seen from the road. The ORANGE DOTS show falls that involve a hike to access. Several of these falls have minimal water flow. Some might be called a cascade. We suggest using detailed hiking maps and GPS unit when hiking to the more remote areas of Graham County.
Great Roads (Printable Map (pdf))|
This map highlights the best roads in western North Carolina, east Tennessee and north Georgia including Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, Moonshiner28, Devils Triangle, Six Gap, Diamondback226, Blue Ridge Parkway, and more.
Ocoee Loop (Printable Map (pdf))|
This 79 mile loop includes some good back road twisties, scenery and interesting places to explore. SEE DETAILS
Gravel Wagon Train Road (Printable Map (pdf))|
This map highlights the Wagon Train Road AKA Stewart Cabin Road AKA Forest Road 81 (shown in yellow) which parallels the Cherohala Skyway (shown in red). The entire route is well maintained Forest Service gravel road within the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness Area. It is closed in winter. This 11 mile back road is great for dual sports and jeep exploration. Standard vehicles can also use this road with little difficulty. Only licensed vehicles are allowed. Highlights include Santeetlah Creek, Stewart Cabin, camping/picnic spots, Swan Cabin Rental, Wolf Laurel Trailhead and Cherohala Skyway.
The Wolf Laurel Trailhead provides the easiest hiking access to Stratton Bald, Naked Ground, Haoe Bald and Hangover.