Shuckstack Loop

Fontana Dam, North Carolina

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This is a rewarding but long day hike or good backpack. Travel the history-sprinkled Lakeshore Trail with many pre-park relics. Enjoy views of Fontana Lake. Climb along secluded Lost Cove Creek to the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Reach astonishing vistas from atop Shuckstack fire tower. Trace the A.T. back down to the trailhead and Fontana Lake.
Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

This is a rewarding but long day hike or good backpack. Travel the history-sprinkled Lakeshore Trail with many pre-park relics. Enjoy views of Fontana Lake. Climb along secluded Lost Cove Creek to the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Reach astonishing vistas from atop Shuckstack fire tower. Trace the A.T. back down to the trailhead and Fontana Lake.

© 2016 Johnny Molloy /Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Fontana Dam
Distance: 11.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 6- 8 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 1,955 feet
Top Elevation: 4,020 feet
Local Contacts: Great Smoky Mountains National Park: 865-436-1200, nps.gov/grsm
Local Maps: Great Smoky Mountains National Park map; Trails Illustrated #229 Great Smoky Mountains National Park; USGS Fontana Dam
Driving Directions: Directions to Shuckstack Loop

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