Running from Fairview to Bat Cave along US 74A, this Scenic Byway was once used by “drovers,” early mountain settlers who herded their flocks and livestock along this route on their way to markets in the Piedmont and coastal areas. It takes travelers through the scenic Hickory Nut Gorge, near Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure.
Length: 16.5 miles
Drive Time: 25 minutes
For a detailed driving route and map, download the NC Department of Transportation’s Scenic Byways guide.