Appalachian Trail: Tanyard Gap to Allen Gap

Cruise 8.1 miles into wooded creek valleys and up Rich Mountain where an old fire tower is accessible by a short spur trail.
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Cruise 8.1 miles into wooded creek valleys and up Rich Mountain where an old fire tower is accessible by a short spur trail.

Shelters: Spring Mountain Shelter: sleeps 5; privy.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 13.0

Waypoints

WPT007

Location: 35.9187317, -82.797966

Spring; drip

WPT012

Location: 35.9864845, -82.7858963

Campsite to E (room for 1 tent)

WPT018

Location: 35.9518166, -82.7887192

Campsite (room for 5 tents)

WPT009

Location: 35.9145012, -82.7921524

AT switchbacks W @ jct. with trail to gravel road

WPT015

Location: 35.9748001, -82.7814178

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT014

Location: 35.9856339, -82.7863846

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT016

Location: 35.9695816, -82.777298

Campsite (room for 3 tents); Little Paint Creek Trail to the W

WPT006

Location: 35.9222183, -82.8024826

Roundtop Ridge Trail to the W

WPT022

Location: 35.9323997, -82.8044357

Campsite (room for 1 tent)

WPT017

Location: 35.9603004, -82.7856369

Campsite (room for 2 tents)

WPT003

Location: 35.928215, -82.802948

Spring (puddle)

WPT005

Location: 35.9272995, -82.8050003

Rich Mtn. and fire tower

ZZZ017

Location: 35.9100342, -82.7910309

Tanyard Gap; US 25 overpass

WPT002

Location: 35.9285011, -82.8027191

Trail to campsite

WPT004

Location: 35.9277992, -82.8031464

Side trail leads W to Rich Mtn. firetower

WPT021

Location: 35.934433, -82.8050842

Hurricane Gap; gravel road intersection with FR 422 and road to Rich Mtn.

WPT011

Location: 35.9104156, -82.7911682

AT turns W

WPT020

Location: 35.9358673, -82.8059998

Gravel road; Cherokee NF sign

WPT019

Location: 35.9519157, -82.7890701

Spring Mountain Shelter

WPT023

Location: 35.9318504, -82.8035355

Tiny stream crossing

ZZZ018

Location: 35.9870758, -82.7868576

Allen Gap crossing; NC 208 S/TN 70 N

WPT001

Location: 35.9285698, -82.8022003

Campsite (room for 5 tents)

WPT024

Location: 35.9289513, -82.8029022

Side trail to the E

WPT010

Location: 35.9104004, -82.7914505

AT turns E; road and woods boundary

WPT025

Location: 35.9287834, -82.8030167

Side trail to the E

WPT013

Location: 35.9860344, -82.7856522

Gravel road; garbage can

WPT008

Location: 35.9161339, -82.7978134

Campsite (room for 2 tents)

IMG_2969

Location: 35.910717, -82.7916031

IMG_2815

Location: 35.9281006, -82.8030701

IMG_2797

Location: 35.9519997, -82.789566

IMG_2866

Location: 35.9272346, -82.805069