Appalachian Trail: Indian Grave Gap to Iron Mountain Gap

Fields painted in wildflowers, steep climbs to sweet vistas, and rhododendron tunnels await ambitious day-hikers and weekend warriors on this 10.2-mile hike.
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Fields painted in wildflowers, steep climbs to sweet vistas, and rhododendron tunnels await ambitious day-hikers and weekend warriors on this 10.2-mile hike.

Shelters: Cherry Gap Shelter: sleeps 6; no privy

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 16.4

Waypoints

WPT012

Location: 36.127498626709, -82.3083801269531

Side trail leads W to FR 230

WPT006

Location: 36.130184173584, -82.281364440918

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT020

Location: 36.1377182006836, -82.2413864135742

Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT022

Location: 36.1167678833008, -82.3326034545898

Campsite (room for 3 tents); 360-degree views; side trail leads W to parking; Beauty Spot

WPT023

Location: 36.1348342895508, -82.2571487426758

Rerouted section

WPT018

Location: 36.1387672424316, -82.2382202148438

Gravel road

WPT005

Location: 36.1289825439453, -82.2767486572266

Low Gap. Side trail to E; campsite (room for 3 tents); rerouted section

WPT002

Location: 36.129264831543, -82.263916015625

Trail to shelter

WPT018

Location: 36.1211013793945, -82.3178329467774

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT024

Location: 36.1344680786133, -82.2575149536133

Bench

WPT023

Location: 36.1157150268555, -82.3490142822266

FS 230 (gravel road)

WPT001

Location: 36.1292877197266, -82.2640686035156

Cherry Gap Shelter

WPT019

Location: 36.1175994873047, -82.3285522460938

Blue-blazes lead W to water across fire road

ZZZ023

Location: 36.1110153198242, -82.3609313964844

Indian Grave Gap; TN 395; NC 230

WPT020

Location: 36.1175498962402, -82.3293533325195

Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT014

Location: 36.1230316162109, -82.3148803710938

Stile

WPT008

Location: 36.1355819702148, -82.2903366088867

Unaka Mtn.; campsite (room for 3 tents)

WPT004

Location: 36.1284332275391, -82.2706146240234

Rerouted section

WPT017

Location: 36.1151008605957, -82.3376693725586

AT turns E; south boundary field

WPT010

Location: 36.1327018737793, -82.2995986938476

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

ZZZ024

Location: 36.1433982849121, -82.2332153320312

Iron Mtn. Gap; TN 107; NC 226; parking

WPT022

Location: 36.1315994262695, -82.2450332641602

Little Bald Mtn.

WPT009

Location: 36.1339149475098, -82.2967147827148

Unaka Mtn. (5180 ft.)

WPT024

Location: 36.1170501708984, -82.3491516113281

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT025

Location: 36.1339149475098, -82.2598037719726

Railroad route; gap; side trail to W

WPT003

Location: 36.1280822753906, -82.2660369873047

Small stream crossing

WPT021

Location: 36.133731842041, -82.2453002929688

Tiny stream crossing

WPT007

Location: 36.1334495544434, -82.2878036499024

Piped spring

WPT021

Location: 36.1175498962402, -82.3311004638672

N boundary of field

WPT011

Location: 36.1326332092285, -82.2998504638672

Blueberry grove

WPT019

Location: 36.1374168395996, -82.240234375

AT turns W @ jct. with side trail that continues straight

WPT025

Location: 36.1160011291504, -82.353630065918

Powerline; views to the ESE

WPT013

Location: 36.1254501342773, -82.3118515014648

Deep Gap; blue-blazed trail travels W to FS 230; water

WPT016

Location: 36.1210823059082, -82.3178176879883

Beauty Spot Gap; side trail to E

WPT015

Location: 36.1213340759277, -82.3173675537109

N boundary of field