Appalachian Trail Section from Carvers Gap to US 19E CNF Trail No1

Roan Mountain, Tennessee

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This one way shuttle trip is described from south to north, the easier direction, and is often done as a two-day backpack. The combination of magnificent vistas, open grassy balds, unusual vegetation, and marvelous campsites makes this traverse of the spine of the Appalachians along the AT from Carvers Gap to US 19E a classic. However, the steep ascents and descents, combined with sometimes difficult footing and exposed campsites, make this trip a real challenge for the novice backpacker.

Appalachian Trail: Section from Carvers Gap to US 19E (CNF Trail No.1) Professional Review and Guide

"This one way shuttle trip is described from south to north, the easier direction, and is often done as a two-day backpack. The combination of magnificent vistas, open grassy balds, unusual vegetation, and marvelous campsites makes this traverse of the spine of the Appalachians along the AT from Carvers Gap to US 19E a classic.

However, the steep ascents and descents, combined with sometimes difficult footing and exposed campsites, make this trip a real challenge for the novice backpacker."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Roan Mountain
Distance: 13.1
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 5,512 feet
Top Elevation: 5,900 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Regional Office, 160A Zillicoa St., Asheville, NC 28801; (828) 254-3708
Local Maps: USGS quad: 208SE, Carvers Gap; 208NE, White Rocks Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Appalachian Trail: Section from Carvers Gap to US 19E (CNF Trail No.1)

Recent Trail Reviews

6/20/2008
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Beautiful scenery and great hike. I did it as a 2 nighter but it can easily be shortened. Neat shelters. Lots of flowers when I went. I would have gave it a 5 if I had a little more solitude.


6/4/2006
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This was a fantastic trail (we walked it in 8 hours) and we plan to go back in the fall. The views were amazing. The hike was certainly difficult but worth every step - even the last three miles which we walked in the rain. I highly recommend this hike to the seasoned hiker only.


10/7/2005
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I had heard a lot of good things about hiking in Roan. When I finally found a weekend to go, I gathered some friends and made the trip. The trek did not disappointed. Although mother nature served up rough weather (a dissipated T.S. system that passed over), we had a amazing time. Most of our views were nonexistent since we hiked the whole trip in clouds, but the terrain was fantastic. Bad weather can often put a damper on a trip. Roan is such a spectacular hike, all the good out-shined the rain we endured while there. I had such a great time hiking, I am planning a trip right now to go back, and hopefully get to see all those views I missed the first time.



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