Appalachian Trail: Stecoach Gap to Fontana Dam

Meander through lush hardwood forests with moderate elevation change and check out Cable Gap Shelter--a cozy, three-sided log shelter.
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Meander through lush hardwood forests with moderate elevation change and check out Cable Gap Shelter--a cozy, three-sided log shelter.

Shelters: Brown Fork Shelter: sleeps 6; privy. Cable Gap Shelter: sleeps 6; privy.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 21.0

Waypoints

ZZZ012

Location: 35.4411506652832, -83.7954483032226

NC 28; heading W on NC 28 leads to Fontana Village with PO and general store

WPT011

Location: 35.3714981079102, -83.7356643676758

Brown Fork Gap; blue blazes lead E to water; campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT014

Location: 35.3729515075684, -83.7200164794922

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT005

Location: 35.3993492126465, -83.7627868652344

Campsite (room for 2 tents)

ZZZ011

Location: 35.3586654663086, -83.7179870605469

Stecoah Gap; NC 143; views to the NE; parking; picnic tables

WPT013

Location: 35.3741836547852, -83.7339324951172

Brown Fork Gap Shelter

WPT018

Location: 35.4153137207031, -83.7733612060547

Cable Gap Shelter

WPT016

Location: 35.3663330078125, -83.7152481079102

Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT013

Location: 35.4251327514648, -83.8016128540039

Campsites for 5 tents. Small stream crossing

WPT014

Location: 35.4233665466309, -83.8040313720703

AT turns E @ jct. with trail to Fontana Village; Walker Gap

WPT008

Location: 35.3811492919922, -83.7537994384766

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT010

Location: 35.3706321716309, -83.7373962402344

Faded blue blazes lead E to water

WPT011

Location: 35.430965423584, -83.797981262207

Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT009

Location: 35.4361991882324, -83.7973861694336

Tiny stream crossing

WPT016

Location: 35.4227485656738, -83.7883987426758

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT015

Location: 35.4235649108887, -83.7958526611328

AT turns E up rocks

WPT004

Location: 35.4073829650879, -83.7665176391602

Stream crossing

WPT017

Location: 35.4204902648926, -83.7830200195312

Black Gum Gap

WPT012

Location: 35.3729515075684, -83.7339859008789

Trail to shelter

WPT015

Location: 35.3707656860352, -83.7161636352539

Sweetwater Gap; campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT012

Location: 35.4262847900391, -83.8011703491211

Campsite; stream crossing

WPT009

Location: 35.3745155334473, -83.747184753418

Views to the NNE of Fontana Smokies

WPT002

Location: 35.4104843139648, -83.7663497924805

Yellow Creek Gap; cross Yellow Creek Mtn. Rd.

WPT007

Location: 35.3841171264648, -83.7556533813476

Hogback Gap; campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT008

Location: 35.4398994445801, -83.7937164306641

Gravel road

WPT006

Location: 35.3914680480957, -83.7621688842774

Cody Gap; campsite (room for 4 tents); trail to the W

WPT003

Location: 35.4101982116699, -83.7656173706055

AT turns E; climb stairs to gravel road

IMG_4952

Location: 35.409782409668, -83.7648468017578

IMG_5019

Location: 35.3744010925293, -83.7343521118164

IMG_4971

Location: 35.4048652648926, -83.7630462646484

IMG_4927

Location: 35.4152679443359, -83.7733001708984