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Nice campground, bike trails, and lake

The campground is mostly shady with extra large tent pads. The bathrooms are clean. The boat ramp... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Asheville, North Carolina
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Campground nearby mountain bike trails

The campground is first come first serve and has very nice tent sites many spaced for privacy. The... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
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A bike trail with great facilities traversing challenging terrain.
Bryson City, NC
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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

The campground is mostly shady with extra large tent pads. The bathrooms are clean. The boat ramp is an easy walk or very quick drive from the campground. No beach. Trails are really for bikes and horses, not very interesting for hiking.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fourlittlebirds
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The campground is first come first serve and has very nice tent sites many spaced for privacy. The bike trailheads are super close. The restrooms are modern with showers, but disappointingly were not cleaned adequately the 3 days we stayed there.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TravelPro00101
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We travel to Tsali annually to mountain bike. My husband and 14 year old are avid mountain bikers. They absolutely love these trails! There are trails for beginners and advanced. The scenes are spectacular. We strongly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank lorifromtheatl
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I rode the Tsali Mouse, Left and Right loops. The trails have a variety of climbs and nice down hill runs. The trails are maintained. They are mostly flow and some rocks areas. Mouse is one of my favorites and it has some technical sections...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank wcyoung
Reviewed 14 June 2017

My husband and I stayed overnight in the campground on June 10, 2017. Because it was first come, first served, we arrived in the early afternoon to reserve a spot. We paid for our campsite, but the campground does not provide a way to mark...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank H2OV
Reviewed 5 June 2017

a nice little spot to park, launch a kayak, hang a hammock, take a swim, bike or walk a bit. there's a rope swing and a primitive out house too. haven't seen any fish in this part of the lake. i did encounter smokers and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank stopngo
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We took the right loop 2nd alternate. It's about an 8 mile hike. The right loop is a small path wide enough for one person. We did the hike early April and were lucky not to meet a single person, horse or bike rider. A...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank DartmouthOxford1212
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The Tsali has 4 trails and at least 2 are open every day. The other 2 are for horses. So if you want to hit all four it is best to plan for a 2 day trip. Probably better that way anyway for the average...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Nicholas N
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

First time visiting here. Rode the right loop. Was a lot of fun! Not too difficult either. Very beautiful area, especially the end of the trail is a look-out area. Lots of wildlife to see. The return was a slight downhill, and fast. Will come...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 919micahr
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Been there six times or so, going back in a month. Fantastic trail system for even beginner mountainbikers or those wih kids. Lake Fontana is gorgeous, I recommend staying at Freeman's Inn and Cabins just a mile away. The trails are well groomed and climbs...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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2 June 2017|
Response from Ryan G | Reviewed this property |
You likely won't be riding the bike from the NOC to the trail, that's a fifteen-twenty minute car ride and all uphill to Tsali. A bike rack is your answer here. Bryson City Cycles is a great local bike shop that might be... More
24 May 2016|
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Response from Pat S | Reviewed this property |
They are long trails. You can always turn around if you get tired. There is not a lot of elevation change so it's a nice easy walk.