Cloudland Trail — Roan Gardens

Bakersville, North Carolina 28705

Cloudland Trail — Roan Gardens

Cloudland Trail — Roan Gardens Professional Review and Guide

"Take a trip above 6000 feet in North Carolina and you get to take an extra trip—to a Canadian spruce-fir forest. During the last ice age, which ended about ten thousand years ago, spruce-fir forests were common in the Southern Appalachians. But as the weather warmed, those cool-weather forests beat a hasty retreat. Most went north. A few took refuge above 5000 feet. One of those refugee forests is atop Roan Mountain."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
469 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 to 2 hours
Best in Spring, summer, fall
USGS Carvers Gap
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