DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,138 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

6 days ago

NOTE: This is the other side of the AT away from the balds. Features: High Knob, Cloudland Hotel remains, High Bluffs, and also the rhododendron gardens if you take a detour before the bluffs. It was hard to find the AT from Carvers Gap. We just walked in the woods passed the restroom and found it. luckily most everyone was hiking the balds on the AT in the opposite direction. It was very lightly trafficked until you we got to the Cloudland hotel where people can get on from the parking lot. The highest point on Roan Mountain is on High Knob at the AT shelter big rocks before the hotel remains. Very well maintained trail but not clear when you are at High Knob. The High Bluff overlook was stunning.