Fontana Lake

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3 mi 5 km

Hikes

141 mi 227 km

Trails

31

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Easy Trails
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Intermediate Trails
11 Trails
Hard Trails
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Food and Drink

After the Hike: Local Favorites

The Riverstone Restaurant the fried catfish is great!
Burgermaster Drive-in Fantastic old-fashioned burger and ice cream drive-in!
Mountain Perks Black Widow coffee has the perks!
9 Depot St, Bryson City NC — (828) 488-9561
Anthony's Italian Resturant Only bad thing is the stupid tourists. They come in expecting other customers to wait on them like they employee's.
103 Depot St, Bryson City NC — (828) 488-8898
The Iron Skillet Chicken wrap... Can ask for buffalo... Awesome. Friendly staff. Bright atmosphere. A+
Pizza Hut Always great Pizza and more, ask for Diane she has worked there a long time and is extremely nice! Always our favorite.
The Filling Station The Four Lane best club sandwich I have ever ate
Guayabitos Mexican Restaurant Stay away from the Poblano Peppers, soggy and just not good.
236 U.S. 19, Bryson City NC — (828) 488-1336
Jimmy Mac's Restaurant Thank God a restaurant with steak!! And it's open after 8:00 pm :)
Miss Lily's Cafe Fantastic food!
122 Depot Ave, Townsend TN — (865) 448-1924
Na-bers Drive In Cherry Lemon MT Dew is the nectar of the God's!!! Get a large & enjoy the greatest non alcoholic beverage in the universe!!!!
BLACK BEAR CAFE Fried grouper served with pinto beans, turnip greens, and hush puppies is the Thursday special.
Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro Oasis in the mountains. The food, the ambiance, the service, and drinks are outstanding. Full bar service in a dry town! Firepit with smores, lantern light. What a find!!
Apple Valley Cafe Express Out here from Pa. "Great Pulled Pork Sandwich"
Peter's Pancakes & Waffles Biscuits & Gravy were the BOMB! Waffle was wonderful too!!
1384 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee NC — (828) 497-5116
Kobe Express Great place to eat if you are in Cherokee, NC. Every dish is made to order. It does not matter if you show up @ 3:00pm (like I Did).
42 Nickeh Drive, Cherokee NC — (828) 497-9779
Pizza Inn Horrible food. Pizza was old and cold.
920 Tsalagi Road, Cherokee NC — (828) 497-9143
Old Dad's Gatlinburg General Store Best place in G-Burg to get picnic supplies. Free parking! Hidden gem near the entrance to the Great Smokies.
1227 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 430-1644
The Park Grill Salad bar is amazing! So is the Pecan Chicken and sweet potato casserole. Best food I've had so far in Gatlinburg.
1110 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 436-2300
Texas Roadhouse Ask for Matthew... He is the best waiter in this place...!!
1019 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 430-4284
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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
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Robbinsville, NC
10.5 mi 16.9 km Robbinsville, NC
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4.1 mi 6.6 km
#4 Jonas Creek Trail
Bryson City, NC
4.1 mi 6.6 km Bryson City, NC
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6.8 mi 11.0 km
#5 Welch Ridge Trail
Gatlinburg, TN
6.8 mi 11.0 km Gatlinburg, TN
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1.9 mi 3.0 km
#6 Bone Valley Trail
Bryson City, NC
1.9 mi 3.0 km Bryson City, NC
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5.9 mi 9.5 km
#7 Bear Creek Trail
Bryson City, NC
5.9 mi 9.5 km Bryson City, NC
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Bryson City, NC
24.4 mi 39.3 km Bryson City, NC
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0.3 mi 0.5 km
#9 High Rocks Trail
Bryson City, NC
0.3 mi 0.5 km Bryson City, NC
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2.7 mi 4.4 km
#10 Lost Cove Trail
Robbinsville, NC
2.7 mi 4.4 km Robbinsville, NC
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11.5 mi 18.5 km
#11 Forney Creek Trail
Bryson City, NC
11.5 mi 18.5 km Bryson City, NC
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8.9 mi 14.3 km
#12 Eagle Creek Trail
Robbinsville, NC
8.9 mi 14.3 km Robbinsville, NC
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Bryson City, NC
7.1 mi 11.5 km Bryson City, NC
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Bryson City, NC
9.4 mi 15.1 km Bryson City, NC
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Bryson City, NC
2.1 mi 3.3 km Bryson City, NC
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Bryson City, NC
1.6 mi 2.6 km Bryson City, NC
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Bryson City, NC
1.8 mi 2.9 km Bryson City, NC
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9.0 mi 14.5 km
#18 Jenkins Ridge Trail
Bryson City, NC
9.0 mi 14.5 km Bryson City, NC
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Bryson City, NC
0.9 mi 1.5 km Bryson City, NC
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Bryson City, NC
4.2 mi 6.7 km Bryson City, NC
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0.3 mi 0.4 km
#21 Ollie Cove Trail
Robbinsville, NC
0.3 mi 0.4 km Robbinsville, NC
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Bryson City, NC
0.5 mi 0.9 km Bryson City, NC
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