Appalachian Trail: Sams Gap to Spivey Gap

MODERATE 16 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Sams Gap to Spivey Gap is a 12.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Mars Hill, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
12.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3608 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike ,bald mt. Was fogged in would like to go back on a clear day ,looking forward to it ! Last month

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

5 months ago

Great hike. Mostly wooded. The first bald is beautiful

hiking
5 months ago

First bald is about 2 miles from the little parking lot off the road. Went in late December and the trail was fully open and accessible. It's good for a short day hike, I would rate it as moderate up to that point. The view from the first field is quite amazing, and looks like a good place to camp to watch the sunrise! Didn't see the second bald, but I will try that next time!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

This is a nice trail. Most of it is wooded. The views from the balds are great.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike. Camped on top of the bald for an incredible sunrise.

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Hiked to big bald and it was challenging but very worth it! 2 miles in is the first opening to see the mountain views. Big bald is 6.5 miles from the start. Well worth it. Took about 6 hours to hike in and back out.

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Friday, October 02, 2015

Great hike, completed it in 5-6 hours. Awesome views of big bald halfway through. Can be strenuous at times but its fairly even up hill/down hill. High rocks is a great site to see to close to spivy gap.

Friday, September 25, 2015

hiking
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Awesome trail with great views, but also pretty challenging. Lots of elevation changes, but the views are well worth the effort. I highly recommend camping at the top of Big Bald Mountain, especially if it is a clear night.