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Twentymile, Lost Cove, & Lakeshore Trail to Fontana Dam

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 4.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A long, strenuous trail with several rock-hop or water-shoe crossings on the lower third of Lost Cove Trail.


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15.0

Miles

24.2

KM

82%

Runnable

3,652' 1,113 m

High

1,333' 406 m

Low

3,611' 1,101 m

Up

3,053' 931 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)
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Features Fall Colors · Historical Significance · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Need to Know

Parking is usually available on either end.

Runner Notes

Lost Cove Trail is very steep.

Description

A steady climb up Twentymile Trail to the AT; a steep descent on Lost Cove Trail with its creek crossings; an up-and-down hike near Fontana Lake on Lakeshore Trail - West with interesting old rusted abandoned cars.

Flora & Fauna

Deer, bear, snakes gnats, mosquitos & yellowjackets. Hardwood and pine forests and wildflowers.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jim Froula

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One of six stream crossings near the beginning of the Twentymile Trail. Two of these small bridges are in a slight state of disrepair.
Mar 24, 2016 near Robbins…, NC
The first of six stream crossings near the beginning of the Twentymile Trail.
Mar 24, 2016 near Robbins…, NC
Catawba rhododendron
Jul 20, 2021 near Robbins…, NC
Tree fungus
Jul 20, 2021 near Robbins…, NC
Stump fungi
Jul 20, 2021 near Robbins…, NC
A tree growing out of a long abandoned car.
Aug 22, 2017 near Robbins…, NC

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