Appalachian Trail: Carvers Gap to Roan Mountain

MODERATE 21 reviews
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Appalachian Trail: Carvers Gap to Roan Mountain is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Roan Mountain, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1138 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, 360 views for most of the trail. A must hit for SB6k.

hiking
5 months ago

One of my favorite hikes! Nice rolling trail, gorgeous views almost the entire time. Going across the balds with good visibility is just breathtaking. Be prepared for snow and ice from late fall to late spring- the elevation makes a huge difference! Crampons can be a game changer in the cold months.

hiking
9 months ago

Smells like Christmas.

hiking
10 months ago

excellent hike and the highest shelter on the AT:
At 6,285 feet, the Roan High Knob Shelter is the highest shelter found along the 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail.

hiking
Saturday, November 26, 2016

Relatively easy hike. Wide trail. Passes through Cloudland Hotel site. Can loop back down access road for a change of pace.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

gorheoust views. challenging uphills and downs. worth every step!

found pink eyeglasses on trail, brought to parking lot donation box.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016