Fontana Lake

Suggestions? Local tips? Tell us!


41 mi 66 km

Hikes

141 mi 227 km

Trails

37

Photos

Easy Trails
9 Trails
Intermediate Trails
10 Trails
Hard Trails
5 Trails

Food & 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+
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 :)
Great Smoky Mountains Winery Pizza is delicious!
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.
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
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
Calhoun's Best fried chicken I've ever had, ribs are fantastic, and the mac and cheese is delish!
1004 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 868-1500
Rancho Viejo Burritos Sonora's were DELICIOUS! Little spicy and wonderful flavor. One of the best things I've had at a Mexican restaurant.
Women's Overnight Backpacking: Jun 24 - Black Rock Mountain State Park
Take your first backpack trip with and REI expert instructor and a group of like-minded women. Learn about what to bring, how to carry it, what and how to cook, how to manage water, navigation and camp skills, and much more in an intensive 2 day course. The load will be light and the trail easy, designed with beginners in mind. Details
Hiking the Appalachian Trail - Food and Equipment: Jul 10 - Knoxville REI
Considering a hike on the Appalachian Trail? Whether you are thru hiking or just taking a short weekend trip, REI Outdoor School can help you prepare for the trail. In this class, we will discuss details of food and equipment selection, including picking the right clothing/layers, and gear details. Details
View All Adventures

REI Adventures

Alaska Cruise - Inside Passage & Glacier Bay - Juneau to Sitka
Juneau, Alaska
Spain Hiking - Pyrenees & Costa Brava
Barcelona, Spain

Area suggestions or local tips? Tell us!

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Share what you know about this area with the community.

Weather Averages


High

 

Low

 

Precip

 

Days w/

 

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Building Map
Loading Map Data
Map Settings
Featured Hike
Trail
Featured Hikes
Trails

Featured Hikes in Fontana Lake - 2

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Hikes!

Trails in Fontana Lake - 22

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Trails!

15.6 mi 25.1 km
#1 Hazel Creek Trail
Robbinsville, NC
15.6 mi 25.1 km Robbinsville, NC
Unknown
Update
8.9 mi 14.3 km
#2 Eagle Creek Trail
Robbinsville, NC
8.9 mi 14.3 km Robbinsville, NC
Minor Issues
Update
Fallen Trees - 20+ blow downs some are in the stream crossings
21 hours ago
4.1 mi 6.6 km
#3 Jonas Creek Trail
Bryson City, NC
4.1 mi 6.6 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
Update
11.7 mi 18.9 km
#4 Noland Divide Trail
Bryson City, NC
11.7 mi 18.9 km Bryson City, NC
All Clear
Update
Some Mud - It's been a wet spring and it rained some while I was running. The trail was mostly great, a few wet/muddy places, but I never got my sh...
41 days ago
1.9 mi 3.0 km
#5 Bone Valley Trail
Bryson City, NC
1.9 mi 3.0 km Bryson City, NC
All Clear
Update
21 hours ago
Robbinsville, NC
10.5 mi 16.9 km Robbinsville, NC
Unknown
Update
6.8 mi 11.0 km
#7 Welch Ridge Trail
Gatlinburg, TN
6.8 mi 11.0 km Gatlinburg, TN
Unknown
Update
0.3 mi 0.5 km
#8 High Rocks Trail
Bryson City, NC
0.3 mi 0.5 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
Update
5.9 mi 9.5 km
#9 Bear Creek Trail
Bryson City, NC
5.9 mi 9.5 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
Update
Bryson City, NC
24.4 mi 39.3 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
Update
11.5 mi 18.5 km
#11 Forney Creek Trail
Bryson City, NC
11.5 mi 18.5 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
Update
2.7 mi 4.4 km
#12 Lost Cove Trail
Robbinsville, NC
2.7 mi 4.4 km Robbinsville, NC
Unknown
Update
Bryson City, NC
7.1 mi 11.5 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
Update
Bryson City, NC
9.4 mi 15.1 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
Update
Bryson City, NC
2.1 mi 3.3 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
Update
Bryson City, NC
1.8 mi 2.9 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
Update
Bryson City, NC
1.6 mi 2.6 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
Update
9.0 mi 14.5 km
#18 Jenkins Ridge Trail
Bryson City, NC
9.0 mi 14.5 km Bryson City, NC
Bad / Closed
Update
Very over grown and narrow
21 hours ago
Bryson City, NC
0.9 mi 1.5 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
Update
0.3 mi 0.4 km
#20 Ollie Cove Trail
Robbinsville, NC
0.3 mi 0.4 km Robbinsville, NC
Unknown
Update
Bryson City, NC
4.2 mi 6.7 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
Update
Bryson City, NC
0.5 mi 0.9 km Bryson City, NC
Unknown
Update

Photos of Fontana Lake - 37

Hiking Project is built by hikers like you. Add Your Photos!

Hiking Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Hiking