Eastern Terminus: Laurel Springs, NC (Via NC 18)
Western Terminus: Near Trade, TN (Tennessee State Line)
Total Miles: 34
At the state line, NC 88 becomes TN 67 (secondary road, not primary) and continues towards Trade.
Similar to US 221 in the area, NC 88 goes an east-west route along creeks and valleys in Alleghany, Ashe, and Watauga counties. Oddly, you wouldn't know you were on it unless you read the map, it has a habbit of not having any highway signs along the route. Also, one of the least maintain roads from Jefferson to the state line.
Eastern Terminus (04/07/01)
NC Scenic Byway (04/07/01)
Western Terminus (04/07/01)