Appalachian Trail: Fontana To Wesser

HARD 3 reviews
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Appalachian Trail: Fontana To Wesser is a 23.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Fontana Dam, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
23.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8756 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

backpacking

hiking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

30 miles of AT Cheoah Bald Thirty miles of Ups and downs. Trail easy to follow in this area. Must be in good physical condition. There are four to five shelters along this route and water can be found at each. Need to carry 4 to 5 litre's per person per day. If you stay in shelters then try to get there early.

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
Friday, May 24, 2013

It is not as scenic as the Smokies, but more fun. I loved Fontana and I loved Natahala. Met some nice people at both and on the trail and a grumpy old bear.

hiking
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Nice climb to Cheoah bald and then great views of nantahala gorge on your way down to Wesser