Follow The Pacolet River Along This Scenic Drive Through North Carolina

If you have a hankering for a road trip loaded with interesting details, then follow the Pacolet River along this scenic drive through North Carolina. Starting at the South Carolina state line, this byway parallels U.S. Route 176 through the Tryon “Thermal Belt”, intersects the Pacolet River many times, and traces the Saluda Grade. Some of your discoveries along the way include an old railroad depot; breathtaking waterfalls; a bronze, memorial sculpture; and a log cabin. But the sky’s the limit when adding the unlimited stops of your choosing along your way. Or take it slow, walk along a wooded path, and breathe in the natural beauty this scenic route has to offer in North Carolina.

Hopefully you are inspired to gather up the gang or just go solo and enjoy the beautiful Pacolet River along this scenic drive through North Carolina. And if you find yourself wanting more, try out this list of 10 beautiful byways in North Carolina that are perfect for a picturesque day trip. Have a great time and don’t forget to share some of the details.

Address: Pearson's Falls, North Carolina 28773, USA
Address: Nina Simone Plaza, 60-74 S Trade St, Tryon, NC 28782, USA
Address: Saluda Historic Depot and Museum, 32 W Main St, Saluda, NC 28773, USA
Address: Harmon Field, 117 Harmon Field Rd, Tryon, NC 28782, USA