Cheoah Bald via Appalachian Trail

HARD 11 reviews
#27 of 64 trails in

Cheoah Bald via Appalachian Trail is a 11.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Robbinsville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3654 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
20 days ago

A great trail to get the heart pumping well ! We hit the summit and came down the bartram trail we had arranged for a family member to pick us up . Took a little longer to descend than expected but no biggie just thankful for the views up top and the iPhone flash light !! Will do this route again but take more water and a good flashlight

backpacking
1 month ago

Trail was moderately difficult. Not super long, but steep in sections especially towards the beginning and end. Trail was in good condition with good footing the entire way. Beautiful old forest kept things interesting, but there were limited lookout points along the way. Water was fairly scarce, but could be found at Locust Cove about 3 miles in, and Sassafras Gap 2 miles past the summit. The summit offered great uninterrupted views, and plenty of sites to camp. No single spot with 360 degree view, but numerous vantage points to look in all directions. Descent was easier than ascent thanks to good footing, slower work than expected, because of the surprising length of the ascents while descending. Overall a decent hike, made significantly better by the terrific summit.

1 month ago

This trail is 5

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
Monday, July 30, 2012

I loved this place. It was harder than most places but definitely worth biking!

hiking
Sunday, July 29, 2012

I did this hike in September 2008. Beautiful sites! Very difficult the first 6 miles, but worth it. Water was a bit scarce but could be found and marked well