Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway
State: South Carolina
Length: 112.0 mi / 180.2 km
Time to Allow: 3 hours to drive the byway.
Looming majestically beyond the low Piedmont hills, the Blue Ridge escarpment thrills the mountain lover's soul. The Cherokees called these heights the "Great Blue Hills of God." Following an ancient Cherokee path, this beautiful two-lane road arcs through peach orchards and villages, past Cowpens National Battlefield and over Lake Keowee.
Surround yourself in acres of flourishing peach trees this summer along the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway, home to several family-owned and operated orchards and roadside stands.
From sparkling, clear lakes and streams to rolling green hills covered in lush vegetation, the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway offers a breathtaking sense of the South’s natural beauty. Known by the Cherokee as the “Great Blue Hills of God,” it’s not hard to see why these are the hills that the ancient tribe chose as their home.
to Enjoy the Ride...
1-Day Trip: Cherokee Foothills Tour
This tour will take you the length of the byway, and a little more, exposing you to the rich cultural heritage of South Carolina, allowing you to...