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Auto  Touring Around Huffman Creek Retreat 


The Cherohala Skyway National Scenic Byway 

Purpose-engineered for auto touring, when it comes to vistas and mountain-top views, it doesn't get much better than this! Plan to spend a full day exploring, hiking, picnicing, and checking out the wateralls! 

8 Miles from Huffman Creek Retreat / 20-Minute Drive


The Tail of the Dragon 

Explore the #1 motorcycle and sportscar road in the USA! The Tail of the Dragon at Deal's Gap  is home to 318 epic turns in just 11 miles. Nestled between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee National Forest, the views are just as epic as the ride! 

10 Miles from Huffman Creek Retreat / 25-Minute Drive


Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Head to the Twentymile Ranger District and indulge in one of the best kept secrets in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Home to a diverse variety animal and plant life, there are trails ranging in length from .5 - 20 miles in length.


31 Miles from Huffman Creek Retreat / 55-Minute Drive


The Appalachian Trail

Begin your hike with a stunning view of Stecoah Gap. On a clear day, enjoy the site of Fontana Lake from a bird's eye view. Hike along the ridge for as long as you would like and consider an evening view of the moonrise at the end of the day. It's an incredible treat! 


19 Miles from Huffman Creek Retreat / 40-Minute Drive

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Cherohala Skyway

Ever wonder what it's like to hike above the clouds? It's time to venture over to the Cherohala Skyway. Explore Hooper Bald, Huckleberry Knob, and other stops along the way as you take in the sites and vistas you've been dreaming of. (Also a great option for auto touring if you don't wish to hike) 


7 Miles from Huffman Creek Retreat / 20-Minute Drive 

If auto touring isn't on your list, allow us to bring you up to speed. Huffman Creek Retreat is located in the heart of Appalachia just minutes to some of the best driving roads in the country. Some would argue that they're the best in the world but we'll let you decide. Explore the breathtaking views of the Cherohala Skyway, go for the adrenaline rush of the Tail of the Dragon, or take a journey back in time as you make a loop of the Smoky Mountains along old settler roads and park service highways. Time to go for a ride! 

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