Yes, its a bit out of the way, but this is a significant historic site that is intriguing and mysterious. Simply driving to it is part of the experience as you leave the main roads to wind your way back into the county amidst beautiful hills and forests. This is a large rock that has been recording petroglyphs for at least a thousand years. It has been incorporated into the mythic tales of the Cherokee and invites your own speculations as to what the symbols signify. No one truly knows. Either the county or state has done a fantastic job of creating a setting for the rock to be enjoyed. There is a platform that curves around the rock and excellent signage which explains what is known about the carvings. Included as well are old photos of the rock that illustrate the interests in its origins among settlers. I visited here in January 2013 before the current signage was installed and the addition makes a huge difference in the experience. I would encourage you to make this a visit if you have any interest in the history of this area before the coming of settlers and the European perspective. Gazing at this reminds you that there are other ways to experience life which lie outside of our own understandings.
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