The Cherohala Skyway is a National Scenic Byway winding through the mountains of the Nantahala National Forest. Dipping up and down through scenic ridges the elevation ranges from 900ft to 5400ft. Pull off at an overlook and enjoy beautiful vistas or stop for a short day hike. Spend the day enjoying the drive and the views. The skyway is just over 40 miles long. Take time to visit Walnut Grove Picnic Area. From there Bald River Falls can be seen from your vehicle. There are also several places to backpack and camp from this scenic byway. Maps are available online or you can pick up a map of the area at The Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center in Tellico Plains, open Mon. – Sun. from 9 AM to 5 PM.