Almond, NC Trails and Parks

Almond has 17 trails in the vicinity, including 13 for mountain biking and 2 for campgrounds. These trails range from 4.8 to 16 miles in length. The most popular trails are Appalachian Trail — Southern Section, Tsali Campground and Tsali Mountain Thompson Loop. Trails.com member Ben W. recently completed Tsali Mountain Right Loop.
  • Tsali Mountain Mouse BranchView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Almond, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  9.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a really fun route that works its way out to a one-way loop trail and a nice lake overlook. On the return, you'll twist and turn and ...

  • Tsali Mountain Right LoopView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Almond, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.75 hours - intermediate level
    •  11.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Rolling along the contour lines, this is a fast loop. It has fewer creek crossings than the Left Loop and several significant climbs. Look ...

  • Flint RidgeView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Almond, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1 hour - intermediate level
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail is just the first in a whole series of trails to be built by the Nantahala Outdoor Center ranging from beginner to advanced. Much ...

  • Tsali Mountain Thompson LoopView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Almond, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.25 hours - intermediate level
    •  7.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Winding its way through rhododendron tunnels and laurel thickets alongside Lake Fontana, this loop is easy to follow. You'll spend much of the ...

  • Tsali CampgroundView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Almond, NC

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Simply put, the Tsali area is a mountain bike mecca. Known throughout the country as a favorite mountain biking destination, Tsali offers bike-in/bike-out ...

  • Appalachian Trail — Southern SectionView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Almond, NC

    • Hiking  
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  7.9 miles
    •  Guide

    You may never hike the entire 2175-mile Appalachian Trail, but you can hike a section of it. And if you hike the 7.9-mile section heading south ...

  • Tsali CampgroundView Trail Details

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    Almond, NC

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    What do a Cherokee, a pioneer, a big dam, and mountain biking have in common? Answer: They have all played a major part in the evolution of Tsali ...

  • Tootie's CafeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Almond, NC

    • Road Biking  
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Tootie's Cafe is located in the heart of the small mountain community of Stecoah and it is where you will start and end this ride. It's a classic ...

  • Tsali Mountain Right Loop Alternate 2View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Almond, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  10.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This second alternate to the Right Loop takes you out to the Windy Point Overlook on a section of trail that many riders seem to bypass. The ...

  • Tsali Mountain Right Loop Alternate 1View Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Almond, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  45 minutes - intermediate level
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    If you've barely been on a mountain bike but want to see what Tsali single track is all about, this loop is for you. The circuit takes advantage ...

  • Tsali Mountain Left LoopView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Almond, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2.25 hours - intermediate level
    •  12.5 miles
    •  Guide

    On this route you'll cross several creeks and at places it seems you might fall right off the trail into the lake. The highlight of the ride ...

  • Swinging BridgeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Almond, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  1.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  11.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This valley ride goes up one side of the serene Little Tennessee River and back down the other. You'll pedal across the river on a high swinging ...

  • Horse BranchView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Almond, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2 hours - intermediate level
    •  12.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Just across from Tsali, this ride follows the county line southwest as it climbs the ridge from the gap. Landslides, plus some tall grass, make ...

  • MeetinghouseView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Almond, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2.25 hours - intermediate level
    •  16 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride is so twisty and curvy you can see where you are going long before you get there. With numerous side roads there's plenty of room ...

  • Shell Stand RoadView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Almond, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2 hours - intermediate level
    •  13.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This road follows the outer edges of Shell Stand Cove, ending high above the valley a couple of hundred feet below the summit of Cheoah Bald. ...

  • Shell Stand CreekView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Almond, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  2.5 hours - intermediate level
    •  6.3 miles
    •  Guide

    A great ride anytime, but be prepared to get your feet wet. There are no fewer than 14 creek crossings! Much is on gravel forest service roads, ...

  • Nantahala VillageView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Almond, NC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  45 minutes - intermediate level
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The small chunk of national forest land behind the Nantahala Village is laced with a network of rugged single track (the annual Knobscorcher ...