Great Smoky Mountains National Park | NOLAND CREEK REGION

Forney Creek

Forney Creek

The Nolan Creek Region is located in the south-central area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is an access point for hiking trails and backcountry campsites. You can also reach portions of Fontana Lake from here, though on hiking trails only. The area is accessed by Lakeview Drive, a paved road starting near Bryson City, North Carolina.


Goldmine – Forney Creek – Lakeshore Loop Hike
Easy to very strenuous, 10.5-mile, double loop hike formed from multiple trails in the area: Lakeshore Trail, Whiteoak Branch Trail, Forney Creek Trail, Goldmine Loop Trail, and the Tunnel Bypass Trail.

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Last updated on March 16, 2020
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