Roan Mountain Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Roan Mountain has two major summits, both just under 6,290 feet, but the massive ridge that extends to the northeast comprises a massif known as the Roan Highlands. Roan Mountain State Park, just below the peak, is a wonderful resource for hikers. The park has a tent/RV campground, rustic cabins, a pool, picnic sites, and natural history programming that culminates during the rhododendron festival and spring and fall naturalists’ rallies.
Through the 1980s the park maintained a cross-country ski center that eventually closed. Nevertheless, Roan averages about 120 inches of annual snowfall and easily offers the Deep South’s best cross-country skiing and snow camping (hikers, and snowshoers, please don’t walk in ski tracks). With an eye on the weather, it isn’t difficult to go cross-country skiing in Dixie. This guide includes Rhododendron Gardens National Recreation Trail and Cloudland Trail."