Appalachian Trail Section from Carvers Gap to Roan High Bluff, Highlands of Roan

Roan Mountain, Tennessee 37687

Appalachian Trail Section from Carvers Gap to Roan High Bluff, Highlands of Roan

Appalachian Trail: Section from Carvers Gap to Roan High Bluff, Highlands of Roan Professional Review and Guide

"This truly unique section of the Appalachian Trail along Roan Mountain is known for the famous rhododendron gardens, just steps away from the trail.

This hike winds up from Carvers Gap, giving you a superlative view with little effort from Roan High Knob, and then continuing past the ruins of the historic Cloudland Hotel to the rhododendron gardens and out to Roan High Bluff, for unparalleled views into North Carolina, virtually all along a ridgetop or knob. Does it get any better?"

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Trail Information

Roan Mountain
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
6.7
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
4 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Roan Mountain State Park, 1015 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, TN 37687; (423) 772-0190. (Note: The state park is 8 miles from the trailhead)
Local Contacts
USGS quad
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018