Meetinghouse

Bryson City, North Carolina

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The moderate grade of Meetinghouse Mountain's 8-mile, one-way (16 miles total), lightly graveled service road is a good alternative to nearby Tsali's trails, especially for those times when singletrack isn't as important as solitude. This forest of tree-covered rock was harvested long ago, with logging companies building roads to haul out the fallen logs. Some roads have become too tangled with recent blow-down to ride easily; others, however, are just perfect for he tread of a mountain bike. On these side trips you'll discover many tiny creek branches, which feed Wolf Creek. Pileated woodpeckers patrol this forest, clinging to dead oak trunks, hammering out their territory, and attracting mates.

Meetinghouse Professional Review and Guide

"The moderate grade of Meetinghouse Mountain's 8-mile, one-way (16 miles total), lightly graveled service road is a good alternative to nearby Tsali's trails, especially for those times when singletrack isn't as important as solitude. This forest of tree-covered rock was harvested long ago, with logging companies building roads to haul out the fallen logs.

Some roads have become too tangled with recent blow-down to ride easily; others, however, are just perfect for he tread of a mountain bike. On these side trips you'll discover many tiny creek branches, which feed Wolf Creek. Pileated woodpeckers patrol this forest, clinging to dead oak trunks, hammering out their territory, and attracting mates."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Bryson City
Distance: 16
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Season: Avoid during hunting season.
Local Contacts: Cheoah Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest, 828-479-6431.
Local Maps: Nantahala National Forest map sold at the ranger station and area bike shops.
Driving Directions: Directions to Meetinghouse

Recent Trail Reviews

8/15/2006
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I ride this FS road often when Tsali is unrideable (wet). The road forks at 3-1/2 miles in. Stay left to ride to the top for a 7-1/2 mile downhill screamer out. The right fork goes down to Fontana Lake, but becomes overgrown in the summer.



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May 2018