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Fonta Flora Trail Loop

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6.9 Miles 11.0 Kilometers


98%

Runnable

427' 130 m

Ascent

-426' -130 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

1,320' 402 m

High

1,203' 367 m

Low

Shared By Brandon Thrower

Conditions


All Clear 59 days ago
Mostly Dry - Trails in great shape and only a few fallen trees to hurdle or duck under. Creek was low and easily crossable History

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A great loop combining the Fonta Flora Trail through the county park and the Fonta Flora/MST Connector in the gamelands.

Brandon Thrower

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

A great run on the Fonta Flora State Trail through Fonta Flora County Park. You'll get some good views of Lake James along the route as you wind through a mixed pine and hardwood forest.

Description

Start at the trailhead at the intersection of Fish Hatchery Road and NC 126. From there, enter the Fonta Flora State Trail through the park for about 4.5 miles until your reach the Lake James Boat Launch.

Run through the parking lot and head west on NC 126 for a half-mile to Wolf Pit Road. Turn right onto Wolf Pit Road and start looking for the Fonta Flora/MST Connector Trail crossing the road just under a quarter of a mile into this gravel section. Turn right onto the Fonta Flora/MST Connector Trail and follow it back to the trailhead and your car.

History & Background

This utilizes an expanded section of the Fonta Flora State Trail. The Fonta Flora Trail will soon stretch from Morganton to Asheville!

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Dec 19, 2018
Mike Darling
Trails in great shape after all the snow. A few fallen trees to hurdle or duck under 9mi

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  4.6 from 8 votes

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