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Black Mountain Rag

Named for an old fiddle tune, this Scenic Byway begins at the picturesque town of Black Mountain and has as many twists and turns as the tune itself. The route follows State Highway 9 to Bat Cave, then forks. Drivers can opt to take US 64 southeasterly past Hickory Nut Gorge and Chimney Rock State Park to Lake Lure, or travel in a southwesterly direction on US 64 west to the apple orchards of Edneyville.

Length: 31 miles
Drive Time: 45 minutes

For a detailed driving route and map, download the NC Department of Transportation’s Scenic Byways guide.