Trails in the Tsali Recreation Area Trailhead Area

This is your complete guide to the trail network of Tsali.

Here is a list of all trails in the Tsali Recreation Area Trailhead area.

Each trail has its own printable page with all the information and links, including (where available):

  • directions to the starting point
  • difficulty
  • length
  • elevation change
  • a map
  • photos from along the way, and
  • a detailed description and trail directions.

For general information about the Tsali Recreation Area trailhead, see the Tsali Recreation Area Trailhead page.

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County Line Road Trail

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Left Loop Trail

More Difficult
  • Longest trail at Tsali. Starts with many sections along the Lakeshore with dips into coves to cross small streams; towards the overlook, climbs further into the interior ridges with no major climbs. Connects with Overlook Loop and uses County Line...
  • 11.9mi, Hilly, Some Obstacles

Mouse Branch Loop Trail

Moderate
  • Trail passes through some clearcuts, through some intact sections of forest. Shortest Tsali trail. Connects with new, 2.5 mile Mouse Branch Overlook Loop with excellent views of Fontana Lake. Like all the trails at Tsali, no steep climbs and no major...
  • 6.5mi, Hilly, Some Obstacles

Mouse Branch Overlook Loop Trail

Moderate
  • One-way trail (counter-clockwise), but this mainly applies to mountain bikers and horses. Good view from the overlook. Several neat islands lie below you in the lake.
  • 2.5mi, Climbs Moderately, Some Obstacles

Right Loop Trail

More Difficult
  • Some lakeshore trail; mostly travels through the interior hills with a few steeper spots. Nothing terribly difficult. Some creek crossings and muddy areas. Out-and back connector to "overlook" isn't really worthwhile except for mountain bikers. Loop...
  • 11mi, Hilly, Few Obstacles

Right Loop Connector 1 Trail

Easy
  • 0mi, Climbs Gently, Few Obstacles

Right Loop Connector 2 Trail

Easy
  • 0mi, Climbs Gently, Few Obstacles

Right Loop Overlook Trail

Moderate
  • mi, Hilly, Some Obstacles

Thompson Loop Trail

Moderate
  • Trail follows old logging roads much of the way. One neat hemlock/rhododendron forest section. Some stream crossings. Some lakeshore trail.
  • 7.7mi, Hilly, Few Obstacles