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Address: Bryson City, NC

A bike trail with great facilities traversing challenging terrain.

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Fast and a lot of fun

First time visiting here. Rode the right loop. Was a lot of fun! Not too difficult either. Very beautiful area, especially the end of the trail is a look-out area. Lots of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Micah R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting here. Rode the right loop. Was a lot of fun! Not too difficult either. Very beautiful area, especially the end of the trail is a look-out area. Lots of wildlife to see. The return was a slight downhill, and fast. Will come back to ride the other loops. Just make sure to see what trails can be... More 

Thank Micah R
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there six times or so, going back in a month. Fantastic trail system for even beginner mountainbikers or those wih kids. Lake Fontana is gorgeous, I recommend staying at Freeman's Inn and Cabins just a mile away. The trails are well groomed and climbs are easy. The four trails are opened alternately, to ride all four plan to stay... More 

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Southern Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Rode the Right Loop and the Overlook side trail off it, but had to shorten the ride when it started raining, so came back the County Line Road Trail. The trail was fast and well maintained, with a handful of small obstacles. For beginner and intermediate riders, I'd say it would be ideal.

Thank WanderingPencil
Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We biked the 8.7 mile Mouse Branch trail, including the overlook loop. Trail was moderate difficulty, in great condition and well marked. Lots of scenic views of the lake and beautiful fall colors. Adequate information, maps and trail info at the parking lot and along the trail. Very enjoyable experience. Would definitely recommend!

Thank FoodNWine1
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Have been to the area several times, primarily mountain biking at the four different trails at the recreation center, and kayaking the surrounding rivers and streams. Spent some time on the lake learning some kayaking basics, and learning to roll. The public campground is very nice, clean, and close to everything. There are many private campgrounds in the area.

Thank ARP313
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Although the parking lot at Lemmon's Branch was by far the dirtiest of any I have seen while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains, the views in any direction once you have launched are spectacular. Rocky outcroppings share the beach with red clay beaches that are easy to paddle up to for a break or to do some exploring.

Thank Sheri P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I did the mouse loop. First time ever mountain biking. Went early in morning around 7:45-8:00 before got too hot. Trail started off wide and became about two feet wide after first two miles. I came past two bikers going in opposite direction about half way. Took me approx a hour 15 min doing the shorter loop and not the... More 

Thank Laura A
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Tsali features four single track mountain bike trails that wind along the cliff sides surrounding Fontana Lake. I biked the Mouse Loop the first day with a friend, including the Mouse Overlook Loop (all told, about 9.5 miles). This took several hours, and was exhausting (neither of us had ridden in a year, and never on mountain bike trails), but... More 

Thank jcurran94
Swanton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

I walked the right loop. It was about 10 miles. I never saw another person the entire time. There was a lot of nice scenery. You went up and down small hills, through the woods, and almost always along the water. The most beautiful place was the point farthest away from the trail head. I think it was called windy... More 

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Satsuma, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

a bucket list ride for sure pretty scenery and the camp host from florida was most helpful and knew a lot about the area and the trails hope to come back again

Thank kapnkenny

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