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Enjoyed our hike down to the lake.

Great place to hike with a few different trails to choose from. The road ends just before the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
Also known as the Road to Nowhere

The Road to Nowhere is worth the drive (15 minutes) from Bryson City. Park at the tunnel and there... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tom A
Ellijay, Georgia
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Lakeview Drive, Swain County, Bryson City, NC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this as our last hurray before leaving the city of Bryson and was totally happy that we did. Crossing the tunnel gave me an early feeling halfway through the tunnel because it was pitch black :-). The echo sound when you talk vibrates...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to hike with a few different trails to choose from. The road ends just before the tunnel and there is a small parking lot. It was full and we had to park in the grass which was not a problem.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to travel to the tunnel for a quick adventure. We planned to walk through the tunnel, climb on top take a few pictures & be on our way. It was very dark in the tunnel. Definitely needed a flashlight to walk through. There...More

1  Thank MedlinFamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Road to Nowhere is worth the drive (15 minutes) from Bryson City. Park at the tunnel and there are three nice hiking paths ranging from 1 ½ miles to 33 ½ miles. Just before you get to the tunnel parking area two other hiking...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lot of interesting history associated with this tunnel, so you'll want to read up on it prior to your visit. The drive to the tunnel is winding and beautiful. Horses are allowed through the tunnel, so be sure and bring some light...More

Thank Lightenupfrancis17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for 2 bears to cross the road on way to the tunnel. This added to our excitement as we hiked the Goldmine Loop trail on the other side of the Tunnel. Also, hiked the Nolan Trail (short one) to the Lake. Nice trails close...More

1  Thank Lesli F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with our Grandsons 10&8, they had a great time hollering in the tunnel, nice, easy walk, with a good back story.

Thank stndglasLenoirNC
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The drive there is very nice. The trails on the other end appear to be nice, although we didn't have time to take them. The tunnel is a tunnel. But it takes on more meaning and is an interesting side trip if you read the...More

1  Thank James H
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Well worth the time to take a 20 minute ride from Bryson to see this. The walk is easy enough for people of all kinds of abilities. (And it’s all free). There’s also a nice view of Fontana Lake from one of the overlooks en...More

Thank Joe58156
Reviewed 7 August 2018

You should research the history of the attraction before you go. It is worth seeing and a beautiful location. Cool pictures can be made here.

Thank Jim C
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3 June 2018|
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Response from VisitorJohn | Reviewed this property |
Strange, I answered this here, and then another mail came to me soon after, and here it is, blank again. What you should see in the photo I describe is the front of the tunnel, dimly lit at night from when I walked up with... More
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Response from Vanessa A | Reviewed this property |
There was a town back there and they started the road but then war hit and they had to stop construction but never started it again ended up paying the town's people a settlement and give them a free ferry ride to visit... More