SummaryTrail GuideTopo MapReviewsPhotosGPS
Lemmons Branch Professional Review and Guide
"With all the other great riding in Tsali Recreation Area, it would be easy to forego this 2.5-mile out-and-back (5 miles total) lightly graveled service road. Don't. If nothing else, it's a wonderful warm-up ride. But there's plenty more. The short, rolling hills of the route mostly take place under a thick shade of evergreen and mixed hardwoods.
Laurel thickets crowd the banks. Despite its service road status, the ride feels remote and intimate. On one remarkable curve, the dense canopy disappears. As if in a slide show, the impressive shape of Round Top pops into view. This trail is a special summer treat: take a picnic to eat at the shores of Fontana Lake and cool off with a swim."
--Steve Jones, Mountain Bike! The Southern Appalachian & Smoky Mountains (Menasha Ridge Press).
Sign in/up to upload photos.