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Beautiful area, with mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, and camping

Have been to the area several times, primarily mountain biking at the four different trails at the... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Kayak from Lemmon's Branch

Although the parking lot at Lemmon's Branch was by far the dirtiest of any I have seen while... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Sheri P
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A bike trail with great facilities traversing challenging terrain.
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Bryson City, NC
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Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank ARP313
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Sheri P
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...More

Thank Laura A
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...More

1  Thank jcurran94
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...More

1  Thank Pat S
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
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Came here last year and had a blast, decided short notice to come back this year. Tsali is so much fun, plenty of climbs and downhills. Rode 45 miles in 4 days. Will be back next year!

Thank brwillee
Reviewed 30 October 2015

I've mountain biked and hiked several of the trials and love them all. The trails are very well maintained.

Thank charleshanfman
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Super bike trails, many options. Watch for days to see if bike or horse trails. Scenery is great. trails are well maintained.

Thank yakermary
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

We did the two loops that were open to bikers the day we arrived and we had a great time. Some big climbs and fun downhill sections. Great flow to this trail system and they were in great shape.

Thank WVhikers
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1 June 2017|
Response from Ryan G | Reviewed this property |
You likely won't be riding the bike from the NOC to the trail, that's a fifteen-twenty minute car ride and all uphill to Tsali. A bike rack is your answer here. Bryson City Cycles is a great local bike shop that might be... More
23 May 2016|
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Response from Pat S | Reviewed this property |
They are long trails. You can always turn around if you get tired. There is not a lot of elevation change so it's a nice easy walk.