Highlands of Roan

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Leave mile-high Carvers Gap on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), straddling the Tennessee–North Carolina state line. Quickly surmount two grassy balds presenting views galore. Leave the A.T. at Grassy Ridge, where more views await above 6,000 feet.
Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

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Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail South

by Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)

Leave mile-high Carvers Gap on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), straddling the Tennessee–North Carolina state line. Quickly surmount two grassy balds presenting views galore. Leave the A.T. at Grassy Ridge, where more views await above 6,000 feet.

© 2016 Johnny Molloy /Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Knoxville
Distance: 4.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 5,500 feet
Top Elevation: 6,170 feet
Local Contacts: Cherokee National Forest, Watauga Ranger District: 423-735-1500, www.fs.usda.gov/cherokee
Local Maps: Trails Illustrated #783 South Holston and Watauga Lakes; Appalachian Trail Conservancy TN–NC Maps 1 and 2; USGS Carvers Gap
Driving Directions: Directions to Highlands of Roan

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