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.

23.8 miles
8,756 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash






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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.

15 days ago

The trail is marked with a bold white stripe. The entrance could be found at the end of the picnic area near to a lookout. We walked the trail with our dog and we found enough water sources. The trail offers not so many lookouts as expected, most the times we walked though forest. BUT: You are more or less lonely and it is a “real” hike trail for someone used to the Italian alps. So: Thumbs up and definitely recommendable for a good workout.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

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