Appalachian Trail: Hughes Gap to US 19E

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Appalachian Trail: Hughes Gap to US 19E is a 18 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Cove Creek, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
18.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4557 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

historic site

Trek from Hughes gap to US19E in roan mountain on the Appalachian Trail. Crossing Roan High Knob , Little Hump and Big Hump Mountain

My wife and I, our three teenagers, and our dog found this hike to be a great mix of elevation gains, forested ridges, and grassy balds. There were plenty of water sources along the way, as well as many different options for setting up camp each night. The views from the balds are amazing. Highly recommended.

backpacking
2 months ago

This section is a nice walk in the woods and relaxing stroll through the Roan Highlands. The views are amazing going over the balds and Hump Mountain. Doll Flats was a nice surprising gem.

backpacking
4 months ago

A beautiful route but slightly longer than the 18 mile listed distance. We deviated and walked up the Grassy Ridge Bald, which added to our mileage, but not significantly. Water sources are flowing well as of July 15, 2017.