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191 mi 307 km of trail 4 Runs

Easy Trails 11 Trails Intermediate Trails 21 Trails Hard Trails 1 Trail

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Runs in Fontana Lake - 4

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Favorite Toms Branch Falls
Intermediate/Difficult

Deep Creek to Clingmans Dome

49.5 mi 79.6 km • Point to Point • 9,414 ft Ascent 2869.43 m Ascent

(7) Bryson…, NC
Favorite Shuckstack Fire Tower from the top of Fontana Dam (a little bit closer...)
Difficult

Fontana Dam - Shuckstack Fire Tower

9.2 mi 14.7 km • Out and Back • 2,371 ft Ascent 722.77 m Ascent

(4) Robbins…, NC
Favorite Plenty of mountains to view from Clingman's Dome.
Intermediate/Difficult

Smokies Challenge Adventure Run (SCAR)

73.1 mi 117.6 km • Point to Point • 14,944 ft Ascent 4555.02 m Ascent

(3) Robbins…, NC
Favorite The west side of the "Road to Nowhere" tunnel.
Intermediate

Lakeshore Tunnel Loop

3.2 mi 5.1 km • Point to Point • 690 ft Ascent 210.18 m Ascent

(4) Bryson…, NC

Trails in Fontana Lake - 29

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15.6 mi 25.1 km #1Hazel Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Robbinsville, NC
Easy/Intermediate
15.6 mi 25.1 km Robbinsville, NC
11.7 mi 18.9 km #2Noland Divide Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
11.7 mi 18.9 km Bryson City, NC
10.5 mi 16.9 km #3Lakeshore Trail - West
Intermediate/Difficult
Robbinsville, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
10.5 mi 16.9 km Robbinsville, NC
1.9 mi 3.0 km #4Bone Valley Trail
Intermediate
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.0 km Bryson City, NC
24.4 mi 39.3 km #5Lakeshore Trail - East
Intermediate/Difficult
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
24.4 mi 39.3 km Bryson City, NC
0.3 mi 0.5 km #6High Rocks Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bryson City, NC
Easy/Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.5 km Bryson City, NC
7.2 mi 11.6 km #7BMT: Segment 21c (Lakeshore Trail Mideast)
Easy
Bryson City, NC
Easy
7.2 mi 11.6 km Bryson City, NC
5.8 mi 9.3 km #8BMT: Segment 22c-23a (Upper Noland Creek Trail)
Intermediate
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate
5.8 mi 9.3 km Bryson City, NC
7.6 mi 12.3 km #9BMT: Segment 21b (Lakeshore Trail Midwest)
Intermediate
Robbinsville, NC
Intermediate
7.6 mi 12.3 km Robbinsville, NC
4.1 mi 6.6 km #10Jonas Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
4.1 mi 6.6 km Bryson City, NC
8.9 mi 14.3 km #11Eagle Creek Trail
Difficult
Robbinsville, NC
Difficult
8.9 mi 14.3 km Robbinsville, NC
2.7 mi 4.4 km #12Lost Cove Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Robbinsville, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
2.7 mi 4.4 km Robbinsville, NC
6.8 mi 11.0 km #13Welch Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
6.8 mi 11.0 km Gatlinburg, TN
2.1 mi 3.3 km #14Goldmine Loop Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
2.1 mi 3.3 km Bryson City, NC
1.6 mi 2.6 km #15Tunnel Bypass Trail
Intermediate
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Bryson City, NC
1.8 mi 2.9 km #16Whiteoak Branch Trail
Intermediate
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate
1.8 mi 2.9 km Bryson City, NC
11.5 mi 18.5 km #17Forney Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
11.5 mi 18.5 km Bryson City, NC
7.1 mi 11.5 km #18Springhouse Branch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
7.1 mi 11.5 km Bryson City, NC
5.9 mi 9.5 km #19Bear Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
5.9 mi 9.5 km Bryson City, NC
9.4 mi 15.1 km #20Noland Creek Trail - North
Intermediate
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate
9.4 mi 15.1 km Bryson City, NC
0.5 mi 0.9 km #21Pilkey Cemetery Access Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bryson City, NC
Easy/Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.9 km Bryson City, NC
6.8 mi 10.9 km #22BMT: Segment 20 (Fontana Dam to Camp 90)
Easy/Intermediate
Robbinsville, NC
Easy/Intermediate
6.8 mi 10.9 km Robbinsville, NC
10.3 mi 16.6 km #23BMT: Segment 22a-b (Lakeshore Trail East)
Intermediate
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate
10.3 mi 16.6 km Bryson City, NC
4.9 mi 7.9 km #24BMT: Segment 21a (Lakeshore Trail West)
Intermediate
Robbinsville, NC
Intermediate
4.9 mi 7.9 km Robbinsville, NC
6.9 mi 11.1 km #25BMT: Segment 22c (Lower Noland Creek Trail)
Easy/Intermediate
Bryson City, NC
Easy/Intermediate
6.9 mi 11.1 km Bryson City, NC
9.0 mi 14.5 km #26Jenkins Ridge Trail
Difficult
Bryson City, NC
Difficult
9.0 mi 14.5 km Bryson City, NC
4.2 mi 6.7 km #27Cold Spring Gap Trail
Extremely Difficult
Bryson City, NC
Extremely Difficult
4.2 mi 6.7 km Bryson City, NC
0.9 mi 1.5 km #28Noland Creek Trail - South
Easy/Intermediate
Bryson City, NC
Easy/Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Bryson City, NC
0.3 mi 0.4 km #29Ollie Cove Trail
Easy
Robbinsville, NC
Easy
0.3 mi 0.4 km Robbinsville, NC

Photos of Fontana Lake - 43

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The North Carolina side of the Smokies from Spence Field.
Jan 31, 2016 near Robbins…, NC
Shuckstack Fire Tower lookout cabin ruins, only a chimney and part of the footer remain.
May 12, 2019 near Robbins…, NC
Shuckstack Fire Tower from the top of Fontana Dam (a little bit closer...)
May 12, 2019 near Robbins…, NC
One of the fields at Spence Field, where great views of the mountains exist.
Jan 31, 2016 near Robbins…, NC
Snow covered shelter and trees set against a beautiful blue sky.
Jan 31, 2016 near Robbins…, NC
Spring and Winter are one in this late April photo from the Jenkins Ridge Trail, near its terminus at the Appalachian Trail.
Apr 22, 2019 near Robbins…, NC
A snowy Spring day on the Jenkins Ridge Trail
Apr 22, 2019 near Robbins…, NC
View from Thunderhead on AT in GSMNP on 11/25/2017
Nov 30, 2017 near Gatlinburg, TN

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