Roan Mountain Via Appalachian Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
#17 of 120 trails in

Roan Mountain Via Appalachian Trail is a 3.9 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.

3.9 miles 941 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
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4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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!

hiking
5 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

good hike

backpacking
8 months ago

8 months ago

8 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

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!

1 year ago

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

hiking
1 year ago

Easy and rewarding

1 year ago

hiking
2 years ago

When I went it was October and extremely foggy other than that it was a fun hike!

hiking
2 years ago

I had a wonderful hike today heading north on th AT. The scenery was incredible and the weather was perfect. I consider the trail to be moderate, but nothing technical or difficult.