Appalachian Trail: Devil Fork Gap to Sams Gap

Cross farmlands and woods then climb 1,500 feet to Lick Rock. Bonus: Look closely for an old barbed wire fence that once separated North Carolina and Tennessee.
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Cross farmlands and woods then climb 1,500 feet to Lick Rock. Bonus: Look closely for an old barbed wire fence that once separated North Carolina and Tennessee.

Shelters: Hogback Ridge Shelter: sleeps 6; privy.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 12.8

Waypoints

WPT033

Location: 35.9539985656738, -82.5614318847656

AT turns E

ZZZ020

Location: 35.9534339904785, -82.5613327026367

I-26; Sams Gap

WPT058

Location: 35.9966506958008, -82.6065826416016

AT switchbacks

WPT065

Location: 36.0021324157715, -82.6062469482422

AT turns W @ jct. with bouble track to E

WPT072

Location: 36.0088844299316, -82.6083526611328

Stile

WPT034

Location: 35.9543342590332, -82.5615158081055

AT turns E; woods and road boundary

WPT039

Location: 35.9642333984375, -82.5781173706055

Side trail to the W

WPT038

Location: 35.9597663879394, -82.5768508911133

Rock

WPT045

Location: 35.9663009643555, -82.6082992553711

AT turns E @ jct. with double track trail to W

WPT066

Location: 36.0024490356445, -82.6063690185547

AT turns E; cemetary

WPT056

Location: 35.9910011291504, -82.6064682006836

Double track trail to the W

WPT064

Location: 36.0002822875977, -82.6054534912109

Stream crossing

WPT036

Location: 35.9561653137207, -82.5683670043945

AT turns E (rerouted section) @ jct. with old AT

WPT043

Location: 35.966251373291, -82.603630065918

Rice Gap. AT crosses Rice Creek Rd. (jeep road)

WPT063

Location: 35.9997673034668, -82.6052169799805

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT073

Location: 36.0091323852539, -82.6087036132812

Field (N boundary)

WPT069

Location: 36.002498626709, -82.606330871582

Rector Laurel Rd.

WPT046

Location: 35.9670486450195, -82.611213684082

Double track

WPT061

Location: 35.9981842041016, -82.606315612793

Stream crossing; small falls

WPT049

Location: 35.9809150695801, -82.607780456543

Views to the E; gap

WPT053

Location: 35.9897346496582, -82.6018981933594

Double track

WPT071

Location: 36.0085182189941, -82.6083679199219

Gate

WPT060

Location: 35.9987678527832, -82.6064682006836

AT switchbacks @ trail jct.

WPT037

Location: 35.9576835632324, -82.5708694458008

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT055

Location: 35.9900665283203, -82.6055526733398

Double track; campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT035

Location: 35.9554176330566, -82.5670471191406

AT turns E (rerouted section)

ZZZ019

Location: 36.0101013183594, -82.6088333129883

Devil Fork Gap; NC 212; stile

WPT048

Location: 35.9789848327637, -82.608512878418

Lick Rock (4,579 ft.)

WPT044

Location: 35.9666481018066, -82.6048812866211

AT turns E @ trail to road

WPT047

Location: 35.9707183837891, -82.6131362915039

Campsite (room for 3 tents)

WPT041

Location: 35.9658164978027, -82.5867156982422

Trail to shelter

WPT057

Location: 35.9926681518555, -82.6087646484375

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT067

Location: 36.002498626709, -82.606330871582

Rector Laurel Rd. (gravel road)

WPT062

Location: 35.9998168945312, -82.6046676635742

Double track

WPT054

Location: 35.9899826049805, -82.6030654907226

Spring

WPT059

Location: 35.9971656799316, -82.6066818237305

AT turns E across stream

WPT068

Location: 36.002498626709, -82.606330871582

Stream crossing

WPT050

Location: 35.9835166931152, -82.6072006225586

Frozen Knob

WPT042

Location: 35.9644165039062, -82.5870361328125

Hogback Ridge Shelter

WPT051

Location: 35.985668182373, -82.6057510375976

AT turns W. Double track

WPT070

Location: 36.002498626709, -82.606330871582

Gate

WPT040

Location: 35.9646682739258, -82.5786819458008

Views to the NE

WPT052

Location: 35.9888153076172, -82.6015014648438

Views of mountains to the NNE

IMG_2558

Location: 36.0025177001953, -82.6063690185547

IMG_2537

Location: 35.9644012451172, -82.5870361328125

IMG_2545

Location: 35.9899826049805, -82.6028137207031

IMG_2555

Location: 35.9981842041016, -82.6062698364258

IMG_2533

Location: 35.9627342224121, -82.5773315429688