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Whiteoak Branch to Forney Creek - Road to Nowhere

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Bryson City, North Carolina

Whiteoak Branch to Forney Creek - Road to Nowhere is a 8.4 mile loop trail located near Bryson City, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and nature trips.

Length 8.4 mi Elevation gain 1,473 ft Route type Loop
Camping Hiking Nature trips Forest River Views
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Reviews (42)
Photos (254)
Recordings (43)
Completed (80)
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Phil Caslan
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HikingGreat!

Great variety in scenery while still being moderately difficult. Walking alongside the river was excellent

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Leon Palnau
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Hiking

Nice secluded walk. The way back up is moderate. Not too much in the way of scenery though hence the 3 star review.

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Harriet Hall
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HikingMuddy

Fairly muddy and the leaves covered some rocks and muddy spots. Signage a little confusing to us. Ended up with exactly 9 miles. NO ONE else on the trail early. Beautiful and “moderate”. SAW A BEAR scrambling out of a tall tree! Maybe 20 yards away! We didn’t hang around to watch it in the woods!

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Sandy Hunter
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Teresa French
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Bridget Westhoven
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Hiking

Had a great day. Front of the trail is dry, middle is very rainforest like. Lots of ups and downs. Accidentally broke this hike into two recordings.

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Bridget Westhoven
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Hiking

Loved the trail. Lots of variety and very few people. My husband caught and released a trout when we stopped by the stream for lunch.

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Baylen McCarthy
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Nature trips

super cool trail! Great views of the river and just hard enough. Would recommend a flashlight for the tunnel, though hiking it without one was a nice experience (couldn't see your hand in front of your face)

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Matt Matt Harper
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Hiking

Very nice loop. There's a good section that runs alongside the river, which was cool. Lots of other trails out there to add distance if you want. We only saw one other group after the tunnel, started around 9:30am

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Manuel Mattei
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Hiking

Our favorite trail on this vacation. We didn’t see anyone after the tunnel. We pushed our kids limits, but even our 5 yrs old did it!

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Rebecca Ohara
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Hiking

A good day hike and no people once you leave the tunnel and lake trail. Rolling terrain and shaded. The second half is beside the river, which is pretty. Expect a lot of water crossings - some you can walk across on strategically placed stones but at least two others required us to make our own crossing out of some rocks and branches. I’d recommend hiking shoes but we did it in sneakers while our boots were drying out from a previous hike.

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Kindra Evans
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Hiking

Great trail. I agree that this trail should be rated moderate. Inclines are met with nice leveling off to make the hike very relaxing. Great river views on the way back. I would definitely do this one again.

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Luther Slaton
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Hiking
First to Review

I enjoyed this trail. I started early enough to get about 3/4 done before the heat and humidity started getting rough. Pleasant journey through lush forest. I loved the section along Forney Creek. Wish I had brought my fly rod.

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John Morgan
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Michael Griffin
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Cindy Kuykendall
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TruthTrekker Peoples
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Chris Butler
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Angela Olson
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Michael Fleak
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Jackie Johnson
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Jill W
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Susan Nitterauer
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TruthTrekker Peoples
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Freda Jordan
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josh kaplan
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Vitaly Rassolov
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Raymond Wood
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Jessica Mullis
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K E
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