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Fontana Village Professional Review and Guide
"Traveling northwest from Tsali Recreation Area and just across Fontana Lake from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a mostly singletrack loop (a 3.2-miler) and a doubletrack loop (a 2-miler) begin near Fontana Dam, which at 480 feet, is the tallest dam east of the Rockies. It is nearly a half mile across and serves as the Appalachian Trail's southern entry into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which begins immediately on the other side. There is fresh-turned dirt on the newly constructed trail, and loose, flat rocks covered the surface, all of which made the going tough. One loop is located on the south side of NC 28 (Lewellyn Cove Loop); the other is located on the north side of NC 28."
--Steve Jones, Mountain Bike! The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains (Menasha Ridge Press).
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