Graham County High Point Trip Report

Huckleberry Knob

Date: 4th of July weekend 1998
Author: Ron Tagliapietra

The Overhill Skyway is a beautiful paved highway that reaches over 5300 ft. in elevation crossing the Unicoi Mountains. It links Tellico Plains TN with Robbinsville NC (TN 165 and NC 143). The road is only recently completed and the signs at the overlooks remain empty but ready to receive view information. Driving from NC to TN, the trailhead would be at a small parking area on the right.

The Huckleberry Trail leads about a half mile to the summit, which is a broad grassy bald with beautiful views. Just before the campsite on the summit is a post marking the grave of Andy Sherman. The south shoulder, a knoll which the trail crosses about half way offers nice views of the summit. I also recommend nearby Hooper Bald for its great views.