Hiwassee River Rd.

A Popular Fishing Destination

“Such a river is the Hiwassee, with its surface broken to a thousand sparkling gems, and its forest walls vine-draped and flowery as Eden. And how fine the songs it sings!” John Muir

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Hiwassee River Rd.
Powerhouse Rd
Tennessee 37369

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Sun dappled forests line Hwy. 30 as it follows the Hiwassee Scenic River into the Cherokee National Forest. After reaching the historic community of Reliance, cross the river bridge and turn onto Childers Creek Rd. to climb he mountain to Big Bend and Apalachia Powerhouse, a popular fishing destination, for spectacular views of the river and wildlife. Stop by one or the fly fishing shops or Webb Brothers Store in Reliance for laid back conversation and a snack.

Pack a picnic and enjoy the views from Hood Mountain overlook and other spectacular sites along the corridor. Stop to stretch your legs or spend the day on John Muir National Recreation Trail #152. From Reliance, TN 30 continues through the community of Greasy Creek to US 64, Ocoee Scenic Byway.

What People Are Saying

This was a very beautiful drive. It had a lot of overlooks and the trees were very beautiful. We also rode over to Joyce Kilmer Forest. This was a very nice hike and was amazing to see all the older trees. I would advise to take a bathroom break before the trip across the mountain.

Road trip

Linda, NC.

Incredible drive through the Cherokee National Forest. Lots of hiking, waterfalls and mountain streams. Areas of the skyway are rather curvy, so beware. Some like to speed through this area either in road rally’s or on motorcycle. Have seen several severe accidents.
A MUST visit for all the beauty!

Unbelievable beauty

dbauman, TN

We were surprised at how beautiful this route is. Sadly, our trip was cut short from annual undergrowth burning. We will definitely come back this way.

Gorgeous views

Mike, AL.

Nice smooth road that’s a lot of fun with beautiful sights. There’s plenty of pull offs for photos and small hikes and it makes a really nice scenic drive.

Awesome road and view

Illinois

We were in town to view the fall foliage. We hit it just right. This drive is magnificent. Several viewing sights along the way. Take advantage of all if possible.

Beautiful

Bruce, MS.

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Places to stay near here

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The Tennessee Overhill region covers several areas that are full of wonderful places to stay. No matter where you end up, you can rest easy knowing days full of fun and adventure await!

Red Roof Inn

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Ocoee Mist Farm B&B

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Lake Ocoee Inn & Marina

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2 Rivers Campground

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The Nugget

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Chilhowee Campground

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Welcome Valley Village

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