Roan Knob via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews
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Roan Knob via Appalachian Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bakersville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.3 miles
770 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly




mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


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6 months ago

We missed the wildflowers, but otherwise a beautiful trail. No view till you get to Cloudland Mtn.

8 months ago

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Strenuous but not overly bad I went to the end of the CloudLand Trail and the view is amazing

Sunday, October 23, 2016

One of my all-time favorite hiking spots...from the Three Balds, Roan High Knob, the Cloudland Hotel site, the Rhododendron Gardens to Roan High Bluff. It is such a special and unique place. I have hiked it in all seasons and many different weather conditions. I have witnessed both an amazing sunrise and sunset here. I have seen the world's largest natural Rhododendron area in full bloom. I was very lucky to see a couple clusters of the very rare Gray's Lilly blooming at the Cloudland site. I had a large black bear run across the trail right in front of me on top of Grassy Ridge Bald (on an unusually warm December morning with nobody else nearby). I have struck up many wonderful conversations here (with first-time hikers and AT thru hikers). And I have brought family and friends to let them experience some of these same joys and the incredible views. What a wonderful place!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Great hike, don't trust the directions on this app though. The actual trail is located off Roan Rd, not 226 as indicated by the app.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sunday, July 31, 2016

good hike

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Breath taking mountain views basically the entire hike. Lots of fun!

Monday, May 02, 2016

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Super awesome, literally feels like your in a fairy tale, lord of the rings, but different. Pretty windy up there, no coverage as far as trees go. Any time of the year will bring a wonderful view! Hike the Grassy Ridge Bald section if you can, its pretty long and it technically is a combination of three peaks but as far as the terrains features go suggest otherwise. Have fun!

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Did five miles. Beautiful views and some strenuous areas,but we prefer more green and water.