Scenic Drives in Rutherford County, North Carolina

The Western North Carolina counties of the Blue Ridge Mountains have some of the most beautiful scenic drives any where in the country. Each county has its own distinct topography, natural beauty and local historical significance. The scenic landscape within the mountains and foothills are overflowing with natural and man-made wonders longing to be rediscovered time and time again.

Main highways, side roads, back roads, forestry roads and trails crisscross the mountainous regions delighting visitors as they find themselves drifting in and out of the countryside communities and towns while taking in historical and interesting sights along their journey.

Rutherford County in Western North Carolina has 3 popular driving tours that offer opportunities to discover the beauty of its mountains, foothills, lake, farmlands and river country, each sharing their own unique topography, communities and history. When driving through the county's far reaches always pick up a local county map and local brochures to help guide you along your chosen scenic driving tour.

Be sure to fill up your gas tank before you head out if your unfamiliar with the area, and always carry plenty of drinking water and snacks, you might be having such a great time along your tour discovering new things that you'll be gone longer than you expected.

Three popular driving tours in Rutherford County are: Cherry Bounce Trail, South Mountain Scenery By-Way and Drovers Road By-Way...happy motoring.

Cherry Bounce Trail

Drovers Road By-Way

South Mountains Scenery By-Way

Adventure and Family Fun in Rutherford County

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. Come for the views discover infinite possibilities- 75-mile views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure, unique hiking trails, 404-foot Hickory Nut Falls, amazing rock formations, guided rock climbing and signature special events.

Preferred Lodging in Rutherford County

Golden Valley Vacation Cabin Rentals

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Luxury Real Estate for Sale in Golden Valley North Carolina

Luxury Cedar Log Home for Sale in Golden Valley North Carolina

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