Tsali - Thompson Loop

Dillsboro, North Carolina 28725

Tsali - Thompson Loop

Tsali - Thompson Loop Professional Review and Guide

"While a bit more twisty than its longer cousins, Thompson Loop offers up what is probably the finest and fastest descent in Tsali. The singletrack starts off with sweet downhill cruising through the rhododendron. While the maps show that you start climbing from there, you’ll swear that you’re going down more than up.

Then you’ll want to check your brakes (particularly you Clydesdales!) before you climb onto the luge run back down to the road. This mile-long downhill puts any roller coaster to shame and will have you screaming with delight for the entire length. Tread: 6.6 miles of singletrack; 1 mile of gated Forest Service road."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Technical Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Physical Difficulty
1 to 2 hours
1,800 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,000 feet
Top Elevation
Fontana Village (800) 849-2261
Local Contacts
USGS Noland Creek
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018