Roan Mountain Highlands Hike

Johnson City, Tennessee 37605

Roan Mountain Highlands Hike

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"A Tri-Cities classic, this trip over open meadows and through the evergreen forests of Roan Mountain starts high and goes higher. Leave mile-high Carvers Gap on the Appalachian Trail, straddling the Tennessee–North Carolina state line. Quickly surmount two grassy balds broken by occasional rock outcrops. Leave the AT up Grassy Ridge, where more views await above 6,000 feet. End your hike at a view and a plaque memorializing a highlander native to our area."

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Trail Information

Johnson City
Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
Pisgah National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Carvers Gap
Local Maps