Tsali Recreation Area

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26 mi 42 km


26 mi 42 km




Easy Trails
4 Trails
Intermediate Trails
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After the Ride: Local Favorites

Guayabitos Mexican Restaurant Stay away from the Poblano Peppers, soggy and just not good.
236 U.S. 19, Bryson City NC — (828) 488-1336
Pizza Hut Always great Pizza and more, ask for Diane she has worked there a long time and is extremely nice! Always our favorite.
Jimmy Mac's Restaurant Thank God a restaurant with steak!! And it's open after 8:00 pm :)
The Iron Skillet Chicken wrap... Can ask for buffalo... Awesome. Friendly staff. Bright atmosphere. A+
The Filling Station The Four Lane best club sandwich I have ever ate
Mountain Perks Black Widow coffee has the perks!
9 Depot St, Bryson City NC — (828) 488-9561
Anthony's Italian Resturant Only bad thing is the stupid tourists. They come in expecting other customers to wait on them like they employee's.
103 Depot St, Bryson City NC — (828) 488-8898
Na-bers Drive In Cherry Lemon MT Dew is the nectar of the God's!!! Get a large & enjoy the greatest non alcoholic beverage in the universe!!!!
Rancho Viejo Burritos Sonora's were DELICIOUS! Little spicy and wonderful flavor. One of the best things I've had at a Mexican restaurant.
Kobe Express Great place to eat if you are in Cherokee, NC. Every dish is made to order. It does not matter if you show up @ 3:00pm (like I Did).
42 Nickeh Drive, Cherokee NC — (828) 497-9779
Pizza Inn Horrible food. Pizza was old and cold.
920 Tsalagi Road, Cherokee NC — (828) 497-9143
Selu Garden Café The portions are awesome! Great for the price! Loaded Mac and Cheese is to die for!! Carolina Burger is incredible!!
Ruth's Chris Steak House Get table by fire very nice. Filet very nice. Baked potato $8.50 rip off nothing special for a potato.
777 Casino Drive, Cherokee NC — (828) 497-8577
Granny's Kitchen Definitely try a slice of pecan pie! It's delicious!
Peter's Pancakes & Waffles Biscuits & Gravy were the BOMB! Waffle was wonderful too!!
1384 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee NC — (828) 497-5116
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6.2 mi 10.0 km
#1 Thompson Loop
Bryson City, NC
6.2 mi 10.0 km Bryson City, NC
Minor Issues
Muddy, Fallen Trees - Tree at 2mi point on Thompson
1 hour ago
8.4 mi 13.5 km
#2 Mouse Branch Loop
Bryson City, NC
8.4 mi 13.5 km Bryson City, NC
All Clear
Dry, Fallen Trees - 3 or 4 fallen trees from recent storms, otherwise clear!
24 days ago
8.7 mi 14.0 km
#3 Tsali Left Loop
Bryson City, NC
8.7 mi 14.0 km Bryson City, NC
All Clear
Mostly Dry
24 days ago
2.5 mi 4.0 km
#4 County Line Road
Bryson City, NC
2.5 mi 4.0 km Bryson City, NC
All Clear
Mostly Dry
24 days ago

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