The Appalachian Highlands Scenic Byway


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationAL
  • Length80 miles
Dedicated Byway Visitor Information
Cherokee Chamber of Commerce
Statewide Byway Partners
Alabama Department of Transportation
Alabama Tourism Department
The Appalachian Highlands Scenic Byway


The Appalachian Highlands Scenic Byway passes through some of the most scenic areas of the State of Alabama.  The natural beauty of the Appalachian Mountains provides a scenic backdrop for travelers on the byway as the route winds along lush vegetation, interesting geologic formations and quaint historic rural communities.  Approximately 80 miles in length, the Appalachian Highlands Scenic Byway is located in the northeastern part of the state.  It traverses through portions of Cleburne, Calhoun, Cherokee and DeKalb Counties, connecting Interstate 20 near Heflin with Interstate 59 at Fort Payne.

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