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Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians unveil biking and hiking trail system

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is offering a new recreational attraction on its reservation in North Carolina.

The Cherokee Fire Mountain Trail System consists of 10.5 miles of biking, hiking and running trails. The tribe spent $356,000 on the project and there are already plans to expand it, The Smoky Mountain News reported.

“This is really a leaping-off point for Cherokee and our move into ecotourism,” Chief Richard Sneed said at the grand opening, the paper reported.

Posted by Jim Bromley on Saturday, May 20, 2017
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The trail system can be accessed at the Oconaluftee Indian Village, the tribe's living history village. It's already garnering favorable reviews from the biking community.

Read More on the Story:
Trails that dance: Cherokee opens 10.5-mile trail system with plans to expand (The Smoky Mountain News 6/14)
Fire Mountain Trail opens in Cherokee (The Cherokee One Feather 6/9)

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