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Lewellyn Cove

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The most popular hiking/biking trail at Fontana Village.


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2.7

Miles

4.3

KM

Point to Point

2,028' 618 m

High

1,656' 505 m

Low

386' 118 m

Up

390' 119 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

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Watch for bikers.

Description

Start at the well-marked sign at the east end of Fontana Village. Upper Lewellyn is pretty tame but Lower Lewellyn is a rock fest and has a section with a pretty big drop-off above the road.

The village typically runs daily hikes on the trail in the afternoon. An added side effect is that this trail is relatively well-maintained compared to some of the others.

Combine together with the Gold Branch trail and Old Fontana Forest Road for a longer loop.

Contacts

Land Manager: Fontana Village Resort

Shared By:

Mark O'Neal

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Water trickles through Fontana Dam far in the distance along the trail.
Mar 13, 2017 near Robbins…, NC
There several trails converging at this junction. Lewellyn Cove, Whiting Rail, and Gold Branch
Mar 8, 2018 near Robbins…, NC

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Jun 30, 2019
Christa Peters-Lidard
Nice trail with blooming rhododendrons. No other traffic. A couple of down trees to hop over. Follows Fontana Dam Road switchbacks. Mostly shady 2.7mi — 1h 20m
Apr 27, 2019
Leo Bass