Appalachian Trail: Hot Springs, NC to Tanyard Gap

Switchback 1,000 feet to poster-worthy views of Lovers Leap Rock, an aptly-named perch made famous by a suicidal Cherokee maiden.
Avatar:
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0
Switchback 1,000 feet to poster-worthy views of Lovers Leap Rock, an aptly-named perch made famous by a suicidal Cherokee maiden.

Shelters: None.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 8.5

Waypoints

WPT025

Location: 35.884449005127, -82.806396484375

Lovers Leap Ridge

WPT024

Location: 35.8848152160644, -82.8032836914062

Lovers Leap Ridge

WPT019

Location: 35.901782989502, -82.7903518676758

AT turns E on gravel road; trail boundary

ZZZ017

Location: 35.9100341796875, -82.7910308837891

Tanyard Gap; US 25 overpass

WPT036

Location: 35.8932647705078, -82.8261184692383

Railroad

WPT032

Location: 35.8918342590332, -82.821418762207

Blue-blazed trail to the W; house

WPT022

Location: 35.8882331848144, -82.7963485717774

Yellow-blazed Pump Gap Trail

WPT037

Location: 35.8913154602051, -82.8302536010742

Sunny Bank Inn

WPT030

Location: 35.8907165527344, -82.8193664550781

Views to W

WPT015

Location: 35.9082679748535, -82.790412902832

Tiny stream crossing

WPT021

Location: 35.8959007263184, -82.7888641357422

AT turns E @ jct. with yellow-blazed trail that continues straight

WPT035

Location: 35.8936996459961, -82.8244323730469

W end of bridge

WPT033

Location: 35.893383026123, -82.8220825195312

AT turns W; road and trail boundary

WPT027

Location: 35.8886985778809, -82.8177642822266

Blue-blazed trail to the E leads to Lovers Leap

WPT028

Location: 35.8885498046875, -82.8180694580078

Lovers Leap

WPT026

Location: 35.8852844238281, -82.8144149780274

Campsite (room for 6 tents)

ZZZ016

Location: 35.8894653320312, -82.8325500488281

Parking; kiosk

WPT034

Location: 35.8935165405273, -82.8220825195312

AT turns E; stairs; E end of bridge

WPT009

Location: 35.889232635498, -82.8313140869141

AT turns W @ jct. with NC 09

WPT014

Location: 35.9089317321777, -82.7903366088867

Tiny stream crossing

WPT017

Location: 35.9033164978027, -82.7906799316406

AT turns W @ jct. with Gravel Road Trail; field

WPT029

Location: 35.8909149169922, -82.8190994262695

Lovers Lane Trail (#308)

WPT023

Location: 35.8879852294922, -82.7968368530274

Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT018

Location: 35.9019660949707, -82.7906036376953

AT continues on gravel road

WPT016

Location: 35.9046173095703, -82.790283203125

AT turns E; gravel road; woods

WPT031

Location: 35.8898506164551, -82.8195037841797

Steep and rocky

WPT008

Location: 35.8897018432617, -82.8322296142578

S. Serpentine Ave.

WPT013

Location: 35.9096183776856, -82.7909698486328

AT turns E; road and woods boundary

WPT020

Location: 35.9010314941406, -82.7912521362305

Bench and pond

IMG_3053

Location: 35.8909683227539, -82.8212203979492

IMG_3040

Location: 35.888801574707, -82.8197479248047

IMG_3042

Location: 35.8894500732422, -82.8208465576172

IMG_3078

Location: 35.8936996459961, -82.8240509033203

IMG_3091

Location: 35.8923988342285, -82.8280487060547

IMG_3070

Location: 35.8927345275879, -82.8215484619141

IMG_2991

Location: 35.9010848999023, -82.7911834716797

IMG_3086

Location: 35.8930511474609, -82.8267364501953

IMG_2923

Location: 35.8845176696777, -82.8116989135742

IMG_3075

Location: 35.9069976806641, -82.7905197143555

IMG_3093

Location: 35.8919982910156, -82.8289642333984