Appalachian Trail: Low Gap to Damascus

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Appalachian Trail: Low Gap to Damascus is a 14 mile point-to-point trail located near Shady Valley, Tennessee that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 14.0 miles Elevation Gain: 1,870 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash




2 months ago

great hike! Did mcqueens gap to damascus. took about 5hrs and I have never hiked that far before.

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5 months ago

I was doing Trail Maintenance from McQueen's Gap to the TN/VA line. We must have removed +50 blowdowns from 5 to 16 inches. Bad winter storms.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

My Dad and I (first-time backpackers) found this section on the Alltrails app and did it Fathers Day weekend. Being a former US Marine, it was nothing for me. My Dad a flatlander had a rough time. Not because of the difficulty of the trail, but it was just a bit much for a 70 year old. We did complete the 15 miles without incident and me carrying both our packs. Very beautiful, met Smokey Scout who gave us trail names. Wonderful experience I'll always remember and highly recommend! Thanks Alltrails

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

This is a quick moving section of trail for a Thru-hiker. If pushing for Trail Days - Don't skimp on enjoying the trail.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Really nice trail for an easy over night trip.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Beautiful part of the AT! You can enjoy a day drive and walk a small portion or plan a longer hike !

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