Cherokee Foothills Scenic Byway

Cherokee Foothills Scenic Byway

Address:c/o Discover Upcountry Carolina Association
PO Box 3116
Greenville, SC 29602

Phone:800-849-4766
Web: theupcountry.com Description:Once known as "Keowee Path" or "Cherokee Path," this route was once used by the Cherokees and the English and French fur traders. Adjoining the byway are the Nantahala and Sumter national forests, as well as a number of state parks that together offer a full range of recreational opportunities. Areas of interest include: Caesar's Head State Park, which includes Raven Cliff Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States; the 1,000-foot-high sheer rock face of Glassy Mountain; and Campbell's Covered Bridge, which is South Carolina's only remaining covered bridge. Two national park units can be found near the northern end of the byway: Cowpens National Battlefield and King's Mountain National Military Park.
Legth: 112 miles. Start/Endpoint: Follows SR 11 from Gaffney at the northern end to just over the Georgia-South Carolina border at Exit 1. Time to Allow: 3 hours. Designation/Year: National Scenic Byway (1998).

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