Roan Mountain Professional Review and Guide
"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."