Andrews Vallery Initiative - AVI

Nantahala Shores

Trail List

Trail at Valley River Park
Freedom Trail
Tail of the Newt Motor Scooter / Bike Trail
Marble Springs Outdoor Education Trail
Hyatt Creek Road
Stewart Road Loop
Snowbird Crest Mountain Bike Run
Junaluska Road to Nantahala Shores
Heritage Park

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Trail Information

This bike route is park of NC Bike Route #2, Junaluska Road, which leads to Franklin, NC and east.

Departing from downtown Andrews, ride south on Bristol Avenue to turn left onto Aquone Road. Next, junction with Junaluska Road 1 mile. Travel through Valleytown subdivision, then along Junaluska Creek 10.1 miles to the turn off to Nantahala Shores subdivision located on Nantahala Lake.

You will be in awe of beautiful creekside, mountain, and rural views. The grade is a relatively constant 6-7% with steeper grades in the curves. Elevation gain from town to the gap is 2000 feet. The route is then downhill to the lake, which is one of the most beautiful and pristine of any in the southeast.

Return is reverse. The total distance of 20.2 miles is a relatively difficult one-way trip, both ways. Traffic may be moderate, especially on weekends. More information

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