Cherohala Skyway Maps

GPS Coordinates: Cherohala Skyway 35.345333, -83.89465 (North Carolina) or use street address for Cherohala Skyway Visitor’s Center in Tellico Plains TN: 225 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, TN 37385

Cherohala Skyway Map
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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 spec … More Details & Photos–>

Dir fr Asheville, NC
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Directions to the Tail of the Dragon and Moonshiner 28 when coming from the Asheville/Waynesville area. The fastest route is shown in yellow and is 104 miles from downtown Asheville with a travel time of 2 hours. One scenic route via US 19 (Maggie Va … More Details & Photos–>

Dir fr Chattanooga TN
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The fastest routes from Chattanooga are marked in yellow: (1) The I-75, Athens, Madisonville route is 117 miles with a 3 hour travel time. (2) The I-75, Cleveland Etowah, Madisonville route is 119 miles with a 3 hour travel time. The back road routes … More Details & Photos–>

Dir fr Knoxville/Nashville
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DIRECTIONS TO THE DRAGON FROM KNOXVILLE Take US 129 south. 55 miles, 1.5 hours travel time. DIRECTIONS TO THE DRAGON FROM NASHVILLE Take I-40 east, then I-140 east, then US 129 south. 223 miles, 5 hours travel time. Alternate: Take I-40 east, then US … More Details & Photos–>

Dir fr South
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The best and fastest route is I-75, I-575, Rt 5, Rt 76, 60 North to Mineral Bluff, Spur 60 North into North Carolina, 64 into Murphy, 19 and 129 North past Andrews, 129 North to Robbinsville.  The Dragon is 20 miles north on US129. From Gainesville G … More Details & Photos–>

Dragon Cherohala Loop
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This map shows the 120 mile Dragon/Cherohala Loop highlighted in yellow. An additional 20 miles includes part of Moonshiner 28 and Fontana Dam highlighted in orange. Remember there is no fuel on the Cherohala for 50 miles. Tail of the Dragon Outlets … More Details & Photos–>

Gravel Wagon Train Road
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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-Slickroc … More Details & Photos–>

Great Roads
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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.

Joe Brown Hwy
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This full day loop will take you on a mile high mountain road deep in the wilderness, close to a beautiful waterfall, a twisty two-lane back road, across a dam on a scenic lake, and wind around a back country road with rural views. Cherohala Skyway t … More Details & Photos–>

Ocoee Loop
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This 79 mile loop includes some good back road twisties, scenery and interesting places to explore. SEE DETAILS

Regional Law Enforcement Areas
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Watch out for local law enforcement. This map shows the most common areas for radar. REMEMBER: LEOs on and near the Dragon usually set-up in straights where the unsuspecting rider/driver twists the throttle. They are also watching for passing on the … More Details & Photos–>

Scenic Views
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Scenic Views near Tail of the Dragon and Cherohala Skyway

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Smoky Mountain Loop
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Smoky Mountain National Park Loop is highlighted in yellow. It includes the Tail of the Dragon. Highlights include the Foothills Parkway, Little River Road, Gatlinburg, Great Smoky Mountains Nantional Park, Clingman’s Dome, Cherokee, Bryson City, Moo … More Details & Photos–>

Waucheese Mountain
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Two Great Dual Sport/Jeep Roads in the Cherokee National Forest of East Tennessee. This route is suitable for adventurous intermediate riders on medium dual sports and experienced riders on large dual sports.