Hiwassee River Rail Adventures

Ride the historic Hiwassee River Railroad excursion through the unspoiled Cherokee National Forest, along beautiful and scenic Hiwassee River Gorge.  Rails cross the Hiwassee River in Reliance and follow a circuitous route nestled between hillsides and the scenic river. While gaining elevation, tracks cross the Great Hiwassee Loop. At the top you'll be passing over a bridge 62 feet above the tracks on which you've just traveled, as the rails negotiate a spiraling formation.  The adventure begins in Etowah at the L&N Depot & Museum.

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Latitude: 35.3234766 Longitude: -84.5241094 Elevation: 806 ft
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Steve Freer

Length of Byway or Route

22-45 miles

ADA Accessibility Notes

Limited Access

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