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Pacolet River Byway

The Pacolet River Byway runs along US 176 between Tryon and Saluda, in the southwestern part of North Carolina. This Scenic Byway passes a number of historic structures along the way, including old railroad depots, log cabins, and the Saluda Grade, the steepest mainline railroad grade in the country. Pearson’s Falls, near Tryon, and the Polk County Historical Museum are other highlights in the area.

Length: 10 miles
Drive Time: 20 minutes

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

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