Cherokee - Oconaluftee River Trail

Oconaluftee River Trailhead / Barclay's Parking Area
Tsali Blvd (SR-441 Northbound) at Acquoni Rd.
Cherokee, NC 28719
United States

TRACK Trail Details
Mileage: 3.00 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Terrain: Dirt/Natural
Location Features
  • Restrooms
  • Visitor Information
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Animal Athletes

This brochure tells Cherokee animal legends and gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From the Rabbit Long-jump to the Water Spider Crawl, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.

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The Need for Trees & Cherokee Remedies

By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, kids will discover six of the more common trees found along the trail. During their adventure, kids will learn about Cherokee uses of Trees, the need that people and other animals have for trees and about the roles trees play in the forest.

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The Power of Plants

For generations, the Cherokee Nation have used plants for a multitude of reasons. On this adventure, discover six of these plants along the Oconaluftee River.

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Nature's Hide & Seek

There's new things to uncover in nature everyday! On this adventure, explore your surroundings and check off a few common things often overlooked in nature.

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Nature's Hide & Seek

Let's see what we can discover today! On this adventure, explore your surroundings and use this checklist to find common things often overlooked in nature.

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Animal Athletes

Have you ever wanted to copy an animal's movement? On this adventure, follow along with the animal exercises on the pages and enjoy getting some energy out.

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Bug Out

Ready to investigate the world of creeping and crawling critters? On this adventure, recognize the differences between insects, spiders, and other arthropods.

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Hikin' to Find Lichen

Do you kow what lichen is?! On this adventure, learn how lichen are created by algae and fungi coming together and how to identify the three types of lichen.

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