Santeetlah Lake Trail

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Santeetlah Lake Trail

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  • Intersection of Hwy 143 & Snowbird Rd, Intersection of Hwy 143 & Long Hungry Rd

    Robbinsville,   NC   28771


The primary trailhead is located at the int of Hwy 143 (NC1127) and Snowbird Road (NC1115). The alternate trailhead is at Long Hungry Road (FSR #2586) and Carver Cemetery. Parking is available on the upper road, adjacent to the cemetery. Both areas offer enough space for trailer parking.

Although riding the entire 15 m might be too much for a beginner, short out & back sections from trail-heads & the 4 m Long Hungry Loop will provide a good introduction to trail riding. The Connector Trail, a quarter mile section of technical single-track, is the perfect place for beginner & intermediate riders to practice skills. You can access the Connector Trail from the Long Hungry Road & Carver Cemetery trail-head. Trail users will be tempted to return to the trailhead using Hwy 143 instead of the trail. Users are advised to return to the trailhead using Santeetlah Lake Trail & not Hwy 143.

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Intersection of Hwy 143 & Snowbird Rd
Robbinsville NC 28771


Latitude: 35° 18' 59.6298" / Longitude: -83° 51' 41.2158"

Special Directions:

From Robbinsville, head north on Hwy 129, Bear left onto NC-143 / Massey Branch Rd, go about 3 1/2 miles & turn right to stay on NC-143 / Snowbird Rd, drive approx 2 miles and 1st trailhead will be on the right (intersection of Snowbird Rd), go another mile to the second trailhead parking area at Long Hungry Rd near the Carver cemetery.

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