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187 mi 301 km of trail 4 Featured Hikes

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Featured Hikes in Fontana Lake - 4

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Favorite Toms Branch Falls

Deep Creek to Clingmans Dome

49.5 mi 79.6 km • Point to Point • 9,414 ft Ascent 2869.43 m Ascent

Singletrack Bryson City, NC

( 5 )
Favorite Shuckstack Fire Tower from the top of Fontana Dam (a little bit closer...)

Fontana Dam - Shuckstack Fire Tower

9.2 mi 14.7 km • Out and Back • 2,371 ft Ascent 722.77 m Ascent

Singletrack Robbinsville, NC

( 4 )
Favorite July 1996, hiking the AT with MLK

Smokies Challenge Adventure Run (SCAR)

73.1 mi 117.6 km • Point to Point • 14,944 ft Ascent 4555.02 m Ascent

Singletrack Robbinsville, NC

( 3 )
Favorite The west side of the "Road to Nowhere" tunnel.

Lakeshore Tunnel Loop

3.2 mi 5.1 km • Point to Point • 690 ft Ascent 210.18 m Ascent

Singletrack Bryson City, NC

( 4 )

Trails in Fontana Lake - 28

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15.6 mi 25.1 km #1 Hazel Creek Trail
Robbinsville, NC
15.6 mi 25.1 km Robbinsville, NC
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11.7 mi 18.9 km #2 Noland Divide Trail
Bryson City, NC
11.7 mi 18.9 km Bryson City, NC
Minor Issues
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Mostly Dry, Fallen Trees
32 days ago
10.5 mi 16.9 km #3 Lakeshore Trail - West
Robbinsville, NC
10.5 mi 16.9 km Robbinsville, NC
Unknown
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1.9 mi 3.0 km #4 Bone Valley Trail
Bryson City, NC
1.9 mi 3.0 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
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24.4 mi 39.3 km #5 Lakeshore Trail - East
Bryson City, NC
24.4 mi 39.3 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
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0.3 mi 0.5 km #6 High Rocks Trail
Bryson City, NC
0.3 mi 0.5 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
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7.6 mi 12.3 km #7 BMT: Segment 21b (Lakeshore Trail Midwest)
Robbinsville, NC
7.6 mi 12.3 km Robbinsville, NC
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5.8 mi 9.3 km #8 BMT: Segment 22c-23a (Upper Noland Creek Trail)
Bryson City, NC
5.8 mi 9.3 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
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7.2 mi 11.6 km #9 BMT: Segment 21c (Lakeshore Trail Mideast)
Bryson City, NC
7.2 mi 11.6 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
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4.1 mi 6.6 km #10 Jonas Creek Trail
Bryson City, NC
4.1 mi 6.6 km Bryson City, NC
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8.9 mi 14.3 km #11 Eagle Creek Trail
Robbinsville, NC
8.9 mi 14.3 km Robbinsville, NC
All Clear
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as of 5-26-2019 moderate water crossings, lots of gnats to chew on.
46 days ago
2.7 mi 4.4 km #12 Lost Cove Trail
Robbinsville, NC
2.7 mi 4.4 km Robbinsville, NC
Unknown
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7.1 mi 11.5 km #13 Springhouse Branch Trail
Bryson City, NC
7.1 mi 11.5 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
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6.8 mi 11.0 km #14 Welch Ridge Trail
Gatlinburg, TN
6.8 mi 11.0 km Gatlinburg, TN
Unknown
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2.1 mi 3.3 km #15 Goldmine Loop Trail
Bryson City, NC
2.1 mi 3.3 km Bryson City, NC
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1.6 mi 2.6 km #16 Tunnel Bypass Trail
Bryson City, NC
1.6 mi 2.6 km Bryson City, NC
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1.8 mi 2.9 km #17 Whiteoak Branch Trail
Bryson City, NC
1.8 mi 2.9 km Bryson City, NC
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9.4 mi 15.1 km #18 Noland Creek Trail - North
Bryson City, NC
9.4 mi 15.1 km Bryson City, NC
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11.5 mi 18.5 km #19 Forney Creek Trail
Bryson City, NC
11.5 mi 18.5 km Bryson City, NC
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5.9 mi 9.5 km #20 Bear Creek Trail
Bryson City, NC
5.9 mi 9.5 km Bryson City, NC
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0.5 mi 0.9 km #21 Pilkey Cemetery Access Trail
Bryson City, NC
0.5 mi 0.9 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
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10.3 mi 16.6 km #22 BMT: Segment 22a-b (Lakeshore Trail East)
Bryson City, NC
10.3 mi 16.6 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
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8.1 mi 13.0 km #23 BMT: Segment 21a (Lakeshore Trail West)
Robbinsville, NC
8.1 mi 13.0 km Robbinsville, NC
Unknown
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6.9 mi 11.1 km #24 BMT: Segment 22c (Lower Noland Creek Trail)
Bryson City, NC
6.9 mi 11.1 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
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9.0 mi 14.5 km #25 Jenkins Ridge Trail
Bryson City, NC
9.0 mi 14.5 km Bryson City, NC
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4.2 mi 6.7 km #26 Cold Spring Gap Trail
Bryson City, NC
4.2 mi 6.7 km Bryson City, NC
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0.9 mi 1.5 km #27 Noland Creek Trail - South
Bryson City, NC
0.9 mi 1.5 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
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0.3 mi 0.4 km #28 Ollie Cove Trail
Robbinsville, NC
0.3 mi 0.4 km Robbinsville, NC
Unknown
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