Highlands of Roan

Knoxville, Tennessee 37938

Highlands of Roan

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"Leave mile-high Carvers Gap on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), straddling the Tennessee–North Carolina state line. Quickly surmount two grassy balds presenting views galore. Leave the A.T. at Grassy Ridge, where more views await above 6,000 feet."

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Trail Information

Knoxville
Nearby City
4.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
5,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,170 feet
Top Elevation
Cherokee National Forest, Watauga Ranger District: 423-735-1500, www.fs.usda.gov/cherokee
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated #783 South Holston and Watauga Lakes; Appalachian Trail Conservancy TN–NC Maps 1 and 2; USGS Carvers Gap
Local Maps