Grassy Ridge and the Humps Traverse

Johnson City, Tennessee 37605

Grassy Ridge and the Humps Traverse

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike takes you over the grassy summits of the Hump Mountains as well as Grassy Ridge, Jane Bald, and Round Bald, ending at Carvers Gap. Grassy Ridge is the only 6,000-plus-foot bald on the A.T. The grassy balds of the Southern Appalachians existed long before written history.

First, the American Indians who lived in the area used controlled fires to keep the balds clear. Later, European settlers would keep the balds open by grazing their cattle on them or by mowing. Today, they are still kept clear by cattle grazing and mowing."

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Trail Information

Johnson City
Nearby City
14.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Year-round
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Dec 2018