Tsali Recreational Area
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ditchdoc531
N 35° 24.370 W 083° 35.180
17S E 265138 N 3921159
Quick Description: Probably the most popular features of Tsali Recreation Area are the 39 miles of trails suited for mountain bikers and horse-back riders, as well as hikers. The 4-loop system offers a variety of landscapes. You can climb 1-foot wide rugged paths or travel flat, well-beaten roads meander through mixed pine and hardwoods on a peninsula stretching into Fontana Lake.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 9/8/2005 8:13:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM13C
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member huggy_d1
Views: 42

Long Description:
The popular Tsali Recreation Area has long been a top destination for mountain biking in North Carolina and even the entire eastern US. Containing nearly 40 miles of trails in a system with four excellent loops, it has been rated as one of the top 10 places to ride in the USA! The area is located on a hilly peninsula reaching into beautiful Fontana Lake, at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains. The four long main trails at Tsali wind along the lakeshore and onto the wooded, steep interior ridgelines, and many connector trails, gravel roads and extension trails make rides at Tsali even longer, more scenic, and more fun! Three main overlooks along the trails provide sweeping views of Fontana Lake with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the other side. The trails are fast, hardpacked singletrack, and they're extremely well designed and well used. Trails alternate use between mountain bikers and horseback riders on different days, two will always be open to mountain biking. There is a $2.00 trail use fee for one day, but Tsali is well worth two bucks!

Trail Name: The four trails--Right, Left, Mouse Branch, and Thompson Loops

Trail Average Difficulty:

Web Link to trail map (if available): [Web Link]

Short description of trail: Not listed

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