Appalachian Trail: Iron Mountain Gap to Carvers Gap

Connect Roan Mountain, Little Rock Knob, and Iron Mountain on this rolling 13.2-mile leg through Pisgah National Forest.
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Connect Roan Mountain, Little Rock Knob, and Iron Mountain on this rolling 13.2-mile leg through Pisgah National Forest.

Shelters: Clyde Smith Shelter: sleeps 10; no privy. Roan high Knob Shelter: sleeps 15; no privy.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 21.2

Waypoints

WPT004

Location: 36.1048316955566, -82.1308822631836

Site of Cloudland Hotel, which was built across the TN-NC state line

WPT019

Location: 36.1497001647949, -82.1502304077148

Steep

ZZZ024

Location: 36.1433982849121, -82.2332153320312

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

WPT012

Location: 36.1366996765137, -82.1408157348633

Hughes Gap; road; parking

WPT022

Location: 36.1050682067871, -82.122184753418

Roan High Knob Shelter

WPT001

Location: 36.1486511230469, -82.1612854003906

Clyde Smith Shelter

WPT002

Location: 36.1057014465332, -82.1215667724609

Trail to Roan High Knob Shelter

WPT016

Location: 36.1446990966797, -82.2310638427734

A side trail leads E to views to the ESE

WPT009

Location: 36.1564826965332, -82.2014846801758

Unamed peak

WPT010

Location: 36.1199493408203, -82.1385650634766

Views to the SSW

WPT015

Location: 36.148250579834, -82.2262802124024

Views

WPT004

Location: 36.1475868225098, -82.1860427856445

Greasy Creek Gap. Campsite (room for 3 tents). Blue blazes lead W to water. Optional: To reach Greasy Creek Friendly, a hostel with small general store, turn right and follow trail for .8 mile

WPT011

Location: 36.1566848754883, -82.218147277832

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

WPT016

Location: 36.1502342224121, -82.1483993530274

Little Rock Knob; campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT007

Location: 36.1144676208496, -82.1350860595703

Blue-blazed trail to water E; campsite (room for 3 tents); Ash Gap

WPT019

Location: 36.1050338745117, -82.1125640869141

AT switchbacks W

WPT020

Location: 36.1482315063477, -82.1560821533203

Blue-blazed trail leads to spring

WPT005

Location: 36.1048851013184, -82.1304321289062

Side trail to Cloudland Hotel

WPT003

Location: 36.1047668457031, -82.1296310424805

Fireplace

WPT011

Location: 36.1334838867188, -82.138069152832

Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT017

Location: 36.1499824523926, -82.1498336791992

Views to the NNW

WPT012

Location: 36.1563339233398, -82.2219161987305

Blue blazes lead W to water; Weedy Gap

WPT006

Location: 36.1053504943848, -82.1305999755859

AT turns W

WPT015

Location: 36.1525001525879, -82.1433486938476

AT turns E @ jct. with old AT

ZZZ025

Location: 36.1067848205566, -82.1105194091797

Carvers Gap. Cross TN 143/NC 261

WPT008

Location: 36.1491012573242, -82.1923141479492

Campsite (room for 2 tents); peak

WPT013

Location: 36.1536483764648, -82.2235870361328

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT009

Location: 36.1198501586914, -82.138069152832

AT turns W; trail views

WPT014

Location: 36.1514320373535, -82.2241516113281

Views of mountains to the NNW

WPT018

Location: 36.1499176025391, -82.1501159667969

180-degree views

WPT023

Location: 36.1045837402344, -82.1223678588867

Roan High Knob marked with geological marker

WPT003

Location: 36.1434173583984, -82.1753845214844

Campsite (room for 3 tents); blue-blazed trail to the W

WPT010

Location: 36.1574325561523, -82.2058181762695

Overhanging rock

WPT020

Location: 36.1064147949219, -82.1147537231445

Small stream crossing

WPT002

Location: 36.1468849182129, -82.1614685058594

Trail to shelter

WPT013

Location: 36.1424674987793, -82.1445159912109

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT008

Location: 36.1193161010742, -82.1376190185547

Beartown Mountain

WPT023

Location: 36.1485710144043, -82.1627655029297

Spring

WPT014

Location: 36.1474838256836, -82.1454010009766

Tiny stream crossing

WPT006

Location: 36.1506652832031, -82.1868667602539

Side trail to the W