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Tsali Frosty Foot 50K

Intermediate
 4.8 (4) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A very scenic and great first longer trail race in the Nantahala National Forest by Fontana Lake.


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Map Key

31.3

Miles

50.4

KM

98%

Runnable

2,086' 636 m

High

1,711' 522 m

Low

2,303' 702 m

Up

2,250' 686 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)
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Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Overview

This race is an annual classic! It is part of the Tsali Frosty Foot Fest which includes an 8K, 30K, and 50K. From the beginner to the experienced runner, this is one event that everyone should do at least once. Participants get to enjoy first hand the Tsali Trail System, nestled in the majestic mountains of Western North Carolina. Tsali features some of the most well-groomed and breathtaking trails in the world stretching alongside scenic Fontana Lake.

Need to Know

This is a winter race. Some of the trails have creek crossings. Come prepared for all possible conditions. See website for all the details and to register.

Runner Notes

It is an easy drive to the location on paved roads. Please car pool since parking is very limited at the start line. Weather delay date is Saturday January 22, 2022.

Description

With expansive views of Fontana Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains, every participant will come away with lasting memories of the beauty that this course presents at every turn. Rolling trails, good footing, aid station support, great volunteers, and enjoying the experience with other runners makes for a fun day out on these trails!

Come join us for an amazing day at The Tsali Frosty Foot Fest!

The trails are calling...will you answer?

Flora & Fauna

Wildlife include turkey, deer, and grouse.

History & Background

The Tsali Recreation Area is named after Tsali, who was a was a noted leader of the Cherokee Tribe of Native Americans.

Contacts

Shared By:

Will Jorgensen

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View from Mouse Branch Overlook Trail at Tsali
Aug 16, 2017 near Bryson…, NC
Switch back at a creek
Jul 29, 2015 near Bryson…, NC
Shady singletrack.
Aug 16, 2017 near Bryson…, NC
Turquoise waters below
Jul 29, 2015 near Bryson…, NC
Tsali Left Loop Trail along Fontana Lake/Mouse Branch, Smokey Mountain National Park in the background.
Sep 5, 2017 near Bryson…, NC
Fontana Lake, from the Tsali Left Loop. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is across the lake.
Sep 5, 2017 near Bryson…, NC

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Jan 18, 2019
Adam Huckabee
Raining 31.1mi