Some say Tsali is the best riding east of the Mississippi, and it would be hard to argue. There are 4 loops, with nearly 40 miles of trails. 2 loops will be open to mountain biking each day, alternating with horseback riders, so plan a trip for at least 2 days and ride all the trails.


Mouse Branch is approx 10 miles, Thompson is 7 miles, Right and Left loops are roughly 11 miles each.


Almond, NC – From Charlotte, Take 85 south to Hwy 74 Kings Mountain exit. From Hwy 74W, follow the signs to I-26W, and from I-26W, get on I-40W. From I-40W, you will jump back on to Hwy 74W. You will stay on Hwy 74W for quite a while before you come to 28N just past Bryson City. 28N joins 74W for a small stretch, and then splits off to the right. Tsali is just a few miles up 28N on the right. The sign is very small and on the left side of the road. Once you pass Turkey Creek Campground, you will go approx 4-5 miles and you will see the small green sign for Tsali Rec Area….turn right onto the gravel road and it will take you to the parking lot, lake or campground.


Cost is 2.00 per day. 2 trails alternate each day between bikers and equestrians, so check the schedule board to make sure you are riding the appropriate trails for that day.


Trail Status

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Park Road Park
Open - 02/06/16 9:25am
Back Yard Trail
Open - 02/06/16 9:25am
Sherman Branch
Open - 02/06/16 7:30 am
Southwest District Park
Open - 02/06/16 1am
Fisher Farm Park
Open - 02/06/16 6:00 am
Col. Francis Beatty Park
Open - 02/06/16 8am
Harrisburg Half
Open - 02/05/16 5pm
Jetton Park
Open - 02/05/16 5pm
Lake Norman State Park
(704) 528-6350
Open - 02/05/16 5:00pm
North Mecklenburg Park
Open - 02/05/16 8:00am
Rocky River Trail
Open - 02/04/16 06:40 pm
Renaissance Park
Closed - 02/03/16 5:00pm
Rocky Branch Trail
Closed - 02/03/16 8:00
Anne Springs Close Greenway
(803) 547-1019
Call for Status - 12/01/15 7:00
US National Whitewater Center
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