Length: 20 mi (32.2 km)
Elevation: +1,036/386 ft
Total: 53 riders
Mountain Biking Fontana Village
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#522 of 617 mountain bike trails in North Carolina
#6676 in the world
There are a ton of trails in the village, each of them labeled and fairly well blazed. We rode Brooks Cove trail and it was a blast. To find the trail, take the road down toward the banquet hall (past the round house) and head uphill on the road. You'll see a trailhead in between a couple of cabins: take this up the hill. Numerous options here, make your own loop and enjoy. You can get a good bit of climbing in depending on the loop you choose--more than you'll find at Tsali. These trails are also much more technical than the trails at Tsali, more akin to Pisgah, which is why Fontana has earned the nickname "little Pisgah."
Before you go
- No Drinking water
- No E-bikes permitted
- No Fat biking allowed in winter
- No Fee required
- No Lift service
- No Night riding allowed
- No Pump track
- No Restrooms
From Bryson City, take US 74 West and turn right onto NC 28 (this is the way to Tsali). Continue past Tsali on NC 28 for about 30 minutes. At the stop sign, take a left and go about 2-3 miles on windy roads to Fontana Village. Turn left onto Welch Road and follow the road around to the Adventure Center. Park here.
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