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Tsali Frosty Foot 50K

Intermediate
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Trail

31.4 mile 50.6 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,967' 904 m
Descent: -2,901' -884 m
High: 2,082' 635 m
Low: 1,713' 522 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Victor Mariano

Tsali Frosty Foot 50K Trail Race in the Nantahala National Forest.

Victor Mariano

Features Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

Overview

This race allows folks to marvel at the Tsali Trail System, which lies in the majestic mountains of Western North Carolina. Tsali features some of the most well-groomed and breathtaking trails in the world stretching alongside the scenic Fontana Lake.

Need to Know

This is a early winter race. Come prepared for varying conditions. There are four aid stations included on the course and one drop bag location at mile 15.

Runner Notes

It is an easy drive to the location on paved roads and there is plenty of parking at the start line.

Description

Located in the Nantahala National Forest, Tsali offers a variety of exciting and fast, yet technical terrain that will challenge everyone from the beginner to the most seasoned trail runner. Tsali offers world-class singletrack trails! Here are a few of the course highlights. Views of Lake Fontana and the Great Smokey Mountains. Wildlife including turkey, deer, and grouse. There are also several historic home sites and a few creek crossings.

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.

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Jan 18, 2019
Adam Huckabee
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  4.7 from 3 votes

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Photos

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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