Top Adventures in Tellico Plains

  • Drive the Cherohala Skyway National Scenic Byway

    The Cherohala Skway is one of the National Scenic byways in America it spans over 43 curvy miles from Tellico Planes, Tennessee to Robbinsville, North Carolina. On the Skyway there are many overlooks ranging elevations from 2000-5200 feet all have...

  • Hike to Conasauga Falls

    Getting to the trailhead can be a challenge if there has been any heavy precipitation or icy conditions due to the fact the last two miles are one mile of broken pavement and the last mile a dirt road. You should be fine in good conditions in any ...

    1.5 miles 400 ft gain

  • Exploring Bald River Falls

    If you're looking to check out a secnic waterfall in East Tennessee, Bald River Falls is sure to be on your list. At 90 feet, you can't miss this roaring beauty during any season. Also, Tellico Plains is an awesome mountain town in itself; check i...

  • Camp at North River Campground and Dispersed Campsites

    North River Road is located in the Nantahala National Forest near Tellico Plains. To get to North River Campground you can either drive up the Cherohala Skyway about 6 miles then turn when you see the sign for the campground and bald river falls. ...

  • Explore North River Road

    If you're looking to get off the beaten path and take the road less traveled, North River Road is your ticket to solitude.A popular loop for the locals is starting on Tellico River Road, then getting on North River Road to make your way up the mou...

  • Camp at Citico Creek

    There are a few options for getting to Citico Creek, you can either go up the windy gravel road from US 411 or get off of the Cherohala Skyway and go down the mountain past the Indian Boundary campground. The Citico Creek campground has about 5 or...

  • Hike to Falls Branch Falls

    To get to the trailhead, drive 22.5 miles on the Cherohala Skyway from Tellico Plains, Tennessee. If you are coming from the North Carolina side, drive 20.5 miles to the trailhead. The trailhead parking area is marked by a large green sign saying ...

    2.6 miles 540 ft gain

  • Hike to Whiggs Meadow

    You will start your hike off of the Cherohala Skyway. The trail-head is a small asphalt pull-off on the right if you are coming from Tellico Plains. From the trail-head the trail starts up and almost all of the trial is an uphill incline on the wa...

    3 miles 700 ft gain

  • Hike Hooper Bald

    Hooper bald is one of the highest points in Graham County so the views from the top can be spectacular year round.  The trail-head starts at mile marker 8 on the Cherohala Skyway. From the trail-head you start your accent on a semi-paved trail and...

    1 miles 250 ft gain

  • Hike to Huckleberry Knob

    Huckleberry Knob is the highest point in the Cheoah Ranger District at 5,560 feet, and it offers expansive views of the surrounding Cherokee and Natahala National Forest.The hike is 2.4 miles roundtrip and begins at the parking lot between mile 8 ...

    2.4 miles 397 ft gain

  • Backpack Slickrock Creek Trail #42

    8:30 a.m. and we’re winding our way down Highway 129 near Robbinsville, NC. The fog is still thick over the Little Tennessee River as we slow down crossing the bridge into Graham County. “I think we missed it,” I say as we continue onward. Within ...

    30 miles 3700 ft gain

  • Hike Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest Loop

    The beauty of this trail starts at the parking lot. Before you start the trail, you will find a picnic table near the parking lot and go down to the edge of the rolling stream. Its a great spot to hear the stream and take some pictures. If you are...

    2 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • North River Road

      Donley Cabin

      Overview Donley Cabin is a primitive and historic structure in the heart of the Cherokee National Forest, offering visitors a glimpse of the past. The cabin does not have electricity, running water...

    • North River Road

      Mcnabb Creek Group

      Overview McNabb Creek Group Campground is located on the North River in the Tellico River area. Fishing, swimming, hiking and hunting are popular activities.Recreation The North River offers plenty...

    • Vonore, Tennessee

      Young Branch Horse Camp

      Overview Young Branch Campground is situated near Citico Creek. It is one of Cherokee National Forest's two horse campgrounds. Visitors enjoy horseback riding, hiking, fishing and rafting.Recreatio...

    • Benton, Tennessee

      Quinn Springs Pavilion

      Overview The Quinn Springs Pavilion offers a covered picnic shelter for up to 50 people -- the perfect location for family reunions and church picnics. Recreation The Hiwassee River is a popular fi...

    • Sweetwater, Tennessee

      Sweetwater / I-75 / Exit 62 KOA

    • Robbinsville, North Carolina

      Rattler Ford Group Campground

      Overview Rattler Ford Group Campground sits near the swift-moving Santeetlah Creek in the Nantahala National Forest. Groups of up to 25 guests can enjoy the creek, which is popular for fly fishing...

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